updated 11-29-2016

Interns and Office Volunteers

The MTPC internship / office volunteer program gives high school students, college students, and interested community members the opportunity to advance professionally and/or academically by learning about, and working in, a small non-profit that focuses on transgender equal rights, non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, and political advocacy.

How long do internships and office volunteer positions last?
We ask that interns and office volunteers stay for a minimum of 8-12 weeks and 12-20 hours per week – long enough to really dive into a project and make a significant contribution. We’ll work with you to set your start and end dates any time throughout the year. Internships can last as long as one year.

What qualifications do I need to be an MTPC intern or office volunteer?
Strong interest in transgender rights, social justice, economic justice, public policy, and/or LGBT rights. You do not need to be enrolled in school to work with MTPC. An internship or volunteer position is a great opportunity to build a resume with job experience.

All internships and office volunteer positions are UNPAID.

Internship areas

Legislative and public policy

  • Policy research and writing
  • Assist with community advocacy trainings
  • Identify constituents and set up meetings with legislators
  • Create legislative talking points and advocacy materials

Organization development

  • Grant research and writing
  • Assist with direct mail and fundraising events
  • Develop and maintain a donor and corporate database
  • Handle request for information and coordinate bulk mailings

Communications and public relations

  • Create media database
  • Write press releases
  • Update community listings and mailing list database
  • Assist with content of newsletter and website
  • Create new print ads, brochures, flyers, and handouts
  • Research costs of advertising

Graphic design and materials development

  • Developing branding for flyers, buttons, t-shirts, and posters
  • Create new print ads, brochures, flyers, and handouts
  • Creating graphics for web and print
  • Design publications and brochures
  • Must have experience with Photoshop, inDesign, and/or illustrator or similar software

Administrative support

  • Maintain Google calendar of statewide trans events
  • Assist MTPC director on special projects
  • Help with mailings and event preparation
  • Provide general office support

Special projects

  • Done on an individual basis

Fill out an application to become an intern or office volunteer.

If you’d like to make a smaller time commitment, email Michelle at tatinthehat@gmail.com