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Winter Internship Opportunity

Trans Lifeline - Microgrants is a national financial support program of Trans Lifeline. We offer low-barrier grants to trans people seeking to update their legal and government IDs with their correct name and gender markers.

 

Advocacy Internship

This internship represents an excellent opportunity for people interested in advocacy work. Trans Lifeline is seeking several passionate people to distribute small grants to trans people and learn the ins and outs of how Trans Lifeline operates as an organization. People who are accepted will be placed together in teams to support and remotely work each other at a distance. The Interns will be learning how to navigate our systems. Specifically, they will be working with staff to learn how to contact recipients, figure out what documents need correcting, and get them the information they need around fees and processes. Once interns get recipients to the point of payment, they will be passed off to a staff member.

In addition to their work within Microgrants, each week interns will also have the opportunity to engage with other departments of Trans Lifeline to get a fuller idea of the services our organization offers and how our infrastructure works.

Advocacy Interns will be asked to offer around 5-10 hours a week commitment to Microgrants. There will be team meetings, one-on-one trainings, speakers, educational components and modules to further expand and add context to the work, and processing the applications themselves!

 

Qualifications

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, especially on the phone.

  • Proficiency navigating conversations about gender and money

  • Access to a phone - you will be answering calls on your phone.

  • Access to the internet - all our trainings and ongoing communication between  staff and you will be online. You also need to be able to access the internet to find resources and keep in touch with your team.

  • Empathetic communication & compassion

  • Experience navigating bureaucratic systems around changing identifying documents is preferred, but not necessary.

 

Important Dates

  • Internship: February-April 2019

  • Application Due: February 18th 2019

  • One-on-one interviews: February 19th-23rd 2019

  • Start date: February 25th, 2019

 

Click here to apply for the Winter 2019 Microgrants Internship.


 

If you have any further questions around the advocacy internship, please send an email to Montana, our Program Coordinator: [email protected]