Religious Institute Seeks Religion and Social Justice Summer Intern

About the Religious Institute:
The Religious Institute is a national, multifaith organization dedicated to educating and advocating for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in faith communities and society.

Position Description:
The summer intern will help update and support existing Religious Institute programs, materials, and resources. The intern will learn about progressive religious advocacy for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice, will gain experience in working in a faith-rooted social justice non-profit organization, and will contribute to a collaborative and creative office environment.

Some projects with which the intern may be involved include (a) conducting research to update the Religious Institute’s online resource on denominational positions on sexuality issues, (b) offering support for the Religious Institute’s fundraising and communications efforts, (c) improving the Religious Institute’s internal databases, and (d) updating the Religious Institute’s website. The intern will offer programmatic support in the areas of LGBTQ justice, reproductive justice, and sexuality education. Responsibilities also will include social media, clerical assistance, and other projects as assigned.

Start and end dates are flexible, with a preference for the intern to begin by June 1, 2018 and to work 10-12 weeks. The intern is expected to work 25 hours a week.

This position is located at the Religious Institute’s offices in Bridgeport, CT, accessible from the Metro-North train station.

A $2000 stipend is available.

Currently enrolled M.Div., MTS/MAR, STM, MPH, MA in WGSS, and MA in Human Sexuality students are welcome to apply. Students with interest in religion, sexuality, or public health are preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to take initiative, work independently on multiple projects, and meet project deadlines.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff.
  3. Excellent oral communication, editing, and research skills.
  4. Strong organizational, analytical, and technological skills.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office, DropBox, and WordPress.
  6. Ability to manage social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).

How to Apply:
To apply, email your resume, a 1 page statement of interest, and 2-5 page writing sample to with the subject line “Summer Internship.” The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.

The Religious Institute is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) dedicated to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from transgender people and people of color. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, citizenship status, or national origin.

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