***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline:
1 Letter of Recommendation,
New York, NY
Advocacy / Grassroots
GenderAvenger is an online activist community dedicated to ensuring women* are always part of the public dialog… because women’s voices count. The theory of social change behind GA is that individual action backed by a community with shared values and the perception of power can affect change. The focus is on encouraging individuals through social media to make their appreciation known when there is strong gender balance and their disapproval heard when there is not.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS:
GenderAvenger has built strong followings among twitter and facebook users, especially in the last year when our team was expanded to include Amber Coleman -Mortley, aka @MomOfAllCapes, who manages our social media. Our 2021 goal is to build and implement strategies to take advantage of LinkedIn where we currently have a very modest presence. The intern would help shape the strategy and test tactics.
Social Media Management & Marketing. Social media comfort is important. Not so much expertise in LinkedIn as willingness to research and explore and act on opportunities.
REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT:
GenderAvenger has operated remotely since its inception. Team members are located in DC, NYC, RI, MA, CT, NJ, and Saskatchewan. We meet as a team weekly via video (as well as other times, as needed or requested) and use Slack for continuous conversation, planning, and informing of each other's activities.
TIME ZONE: ET
There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:
Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
2020 Intern Reflection:
Gender Avenger is a fantastic organization focused on bringing attention to lack of representation for women and women of color. The team members on GA are tight knit, relaxed, and provide great mentorship. I worked on a project dedicated to analysing news articles to look at gender representation in bylines and sources cited in articles. Along with this main project, I was working to support other teammembers on their own intitiatives. If you end up working with Gender Avenger, my biggest tip is to remain flexible and able to switch between different projects quickly.
-Isabel Wu '23
2019 Intern Reflection:
This summer I have had the incredible opportunity to work with Gender Avenger. Gender Avenger (GA) is a nonprofit organization that’s mission is to be a community that ensures women are represented in the public dialogue. GA works to bring attention to and call out events where women are underrepresented. GA also works to involve a greater community through the GA Tally and the Gender Avenger Pledge. GA uses action alerts, blogs, and stamps of approval to make sure women’s voices are heard.
Gender Avenger is composed of a small team, so I have been able to get really involved with the organization this summer. I have participated in weekly conference calls, researched independent projects, and assisted team members with their projects. An interesting project I was involved in was analyzing top blog and social media posts to find common themes that the team might use in future posts. Gender Avenger doesn’t have a physical office so this summer I have been working from home. The GA team is made up of an amazing group of people and even though I wasn’t in the same location I still felt included as part of the team through phone, e-mail, and Slack.
-Lauren Meyer '20
2018 Intern Reflection:
The Gender Avenger team is small, composing of myself and around 6 other people. Because of this, I have gotten to know everyone well and have completed work I would not have done at a larger company. Some projects include creating a college outreach plan for the company, testing out new facets of their iOS app, and finding a list of conferences for the next year to target.
-Anne Mills '19
2017 Intern Reflection:
This summer, I had the opportunity to work with GenderAvenger (GA), a nonprofit advocacy organization determined to build a community dedicated to ensuring that women are always part of the public dialogue. GA’s mission is to call out the underrepresentation of women, whether it be on conference stages, on significant lists, in publications, or on-screen. The GA Tally allows individuals to record and share the gender (im)balance they encounter in their everyday lives, and the GA Pledge gives them the opportunity to publicly commit to not serving on panels where no women are present.
My main responsibility as an intern was to help launch a GenderAvenger Meetup network. Offline extensions of GA’s thriving virtual community, these Meetups offer the GenderAvenger community a chance to physically connect with each other, and create an action plan for effecting change in their communities. Working directly with GenderAvenger’s incredible founder, Gina Glantz, I developed materials to use on GenderAvenger’s Meetup site, identified and connected with potential organizers across the country, and helped set up GenderAvenger’s first three Meetup chapters in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
I also participated in weekly conference calls with the rest of the GenderAvenger team, represented GenderAvenger at the Ellevate Network Summit, and wrote a blog on gender inequality at One Day University. Since GenderAvenger does not have a physical office, I worked out of Meetup’s offices in New York, and it was the most relaxed, welcoming, and fun office I have ever worked in.
-Tanya Devani '19