Internships

Fall 2019 Non-profit Management Intern

FreeState Justice seeks an energetic, organized, and detail-oriented intern in Non-profit Management. The Non-profit Management Intern will work directly under the supervision of the Executive Director to identify ways to increase efficiency through creating better processes, improving delivery of service to clients, and helping create policies that expand the staff’s capacity to do more good. Qualified candidates will possess strong organizational skills, be committed to serving low-income LGBTQ+ people, be committed to using an intersectional lens, and possess skills outlined in the work description. This intern can expect to spend ~12 to 15 hours in the office per week.

Responsibilities: This intern will be responsible for:

Operations Management (60%)

•Manage day-to-day operations of an active office environment and identify process improvement opportunities, including answering phones, managing inventory and purchasing, managing office correspondence, and maintaining office systems

•Identify process improvements in day-to-day administrative necessities (e.g. bookkeeping, inventory/purchasing, accounts payable, etc.)

•Manage, update, and maintain accurate financial records, including managing expenditures, reimbursements, and donations; preparing checks and invoices; and working with FreeState’s consultant accountant to produce accurate financial data

•Assist the Executive Director in budget preparations and organizing event logistics

Legal Program Projects (20%)

•Maintain updated Pro Bono Attorney Network Contact List and prepare regular emails seeking to place cases with the network; serve as point of contact for Pro Bono Attorneys

Special Projects (20%)

•Create human resources policies and employee handbook

•Building out recruitment and hiring policies and strategies

•Develop and maintain, in collaboration with the Executive Director, an organizational operations manual

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

• Deep understanding of issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, especially those who are youth, low-income, or of color;

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;

• A passion for getting and staying organized;

• Systems-oriented thinking;

• Complex problem-solving skills;

• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

• Strong time management skills;

• Self-motivated individual who takes initiative.

Resumes and Cover Letters should be submitted to mprocopio@freestate-justice.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.