Teen Voices Online is the only magazine by, for, and about teenage and young women. Women Express’s mission is to further social and economic justice by empowering teenage and young adult women. Almost 200 teen girls and 40 young adult women mentors participate in the out-of-school time mentoring program in Boston, training editors for Teen Voices magazine and participating in other new programming that combines critical thinking and writing. Two thousand teens from around the world (99 percent girls) send their original art, opinions, poetry, stories, and other editorial content to Teen Voices for possible publication. Teen Voices has a print readership of approximately 50,000 and an average of 6 million annual hits to www.TeenVoices.com.
Teen Voices offers a feminist work environment that is challenging, fast-paced, and fun. They are looking for ambitious, hard-working women who will not only be effective in their work but role models for the Teen Editional Board and part of the greater movement for social and economic justice.
The following internships are available through Women Express, Inc.:
Interested in financial management? Help oversee Women Express’s finances. You’ll work with their finance staff to process accounts payable and receivable, make deposits, develop and integrate interdepartmental reconciliations, assist in Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual update, and provide other administrative support. We prefer those with QuickBooks and/or accounting experience but we will train if necessary.
Want to learn about how a nonprofit organization works? Interested in fundraising and leadership at a women’s social justice organization? Assist the Executive Assistant in all aspects of the organization through filing, photocopying, data entry, and other general administrative support. Computer skills required.
Volunteer Recruitment Assistant
Are you interested in human resources or community service? Recruit and orient volunteers, build relationships with colleges and universities, and develop and maintain systems for volunteer tracking. Computer skills required. 8 hours/week minimum required.
Does raising money for a good cause sound good to you? Then why not help Teen Voices fundraise? You’ll help their development staff manage donors, organize special events, submit grant proposals, research fundraising opportunities, and track donors and funders using their database. Computer skills required. 6-8 hours/week minimum required.
As an editorial mentor, you work on Teen Voices magazine by mentoring teens on the editorial Board as they develop a section of the magazine. You will guide them through the editorial process including submission review, research, writing, editing, fact checking, interviewing, etc. Journalism or writing experience preferred. 6-8 hours/week minimum required.
Interested in magazine editing and publishing? Want experience at an internationally circulated teen-written and teen-edited magazine? As an Editorial Assistant, you will assist the Editor-in-Chief in all aspects of print and online magazine production including conducting background research, fact-check articles, copyediting, scheduling interviews, reviewing submissions, maintaining files, writing short pieces, and other editorial work as needed. 10 hours/week minimum required.
Are you interested in marketing, public relations, or publishing? Assist the Marketing Director to provide customer service, execute marketing & e-marketing initiatives, solicit advertisers, promote Teen Voices and develop partnerships. 8 hours/week minimum required.
As an art or photography mentor, you lead a group of teens in an exploration of various art techniques and projects and/or train them in basic photography, plan and supervise art-related field trips, and assist them in creating and recruiting art for Teen Voices magazine and Teen Voices Online. Art/photography experience required. 6-8 hours/week minimum required.
Are you an artist or art historian who’s interested in magazine publishing? Gain experience by working with the Editor-in-Chief to recruit art by teen artists for Teen Voices magazine, work with local organizations to engage local teen artists, manage incoming art submissions, maintain database of art submissions and artists, and more as needed.
Teen Program Assistant
Interested in youth work? Want to learn about running a teen program? Come work with the Teen Editors of Teen Voices as they edit the magazine. Coordinate workshops and field trips, maintain systems for tracking participants, complete evaluation of program, advertise special events, and provide general program support. Computer skills required.
Are you skilled with computer hardware and software? Do you want to build your resume by assisting in the management of a nonprofit’s technology systems? Be their Technology Intern! Troubleshoot hardware and software problems, update software as needed, maintain all computers, printers, and office equipment, assist staff and create materials for staff support. Extensive computer skills required.
Web Design Assistant
Do you know how to design and update websites? Want to get involved with an exciting nonprofit? You will work with the Editor-in-Chief on updating website content, designing the web site, keeping web pages archived, and additional web-related tasks as needed. Web content/design experience or training required. 8 hours/week minimum required.
For more information or to download an application, please visit their website.
Contact: P.O. Box 120-027
Boston, MA 02112-0027