The SIECUS New York office houses our Education and Training department and our Information and Communications department as well as development and administration staff.
Interns in the SIECUS NY office typically work with both departments, but much of their work contributes to the Community Advocacy Project.
SIECUS’ Community Advocacy Project has been monitoring the state of sexuality education in communities across the country and providing assistance to local advocates for over 15 years. Interns working with the Community Advocacy Project can expect to be involved much of the Project’s work, including:
- Tracking current controversies around the country involving sexuality education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
- Writing monthly community action updates on selected stories to be posted on the website.
- Drafting a year-end summary report on the trends in sexuality education controversies.
- Tracking the policy, statements, and actions of national and regional organizations opposed to sexuality education and sharing findings with SIECUS policy staff and other colleague organizations.
- Attending meetings with a coalition of other New York City organizations advocating for improved sexuality education in city schools.
- Updating and improving SIECUS’ community advocacy web resource, www.communityactionkit.org.
Other work often includes:
- Assisting education staff in research and data analysis.
- Drafting research updates. SIECUS analyzes the latest data and research available in the field of sexuality and creates updates of those materials in an easily digestible form that is accessible to the public.
- Maintaining SIECUS’ internal library through the addition of new texts and organization of the existing collection. SEICUS keeps a library in its New York offices full of current and historical books and sexuality education curricula. The library is utilized by SIECUS staff and sexuality researchers.
- Updating SIECUS’ websites.
Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals who seek a working knowledge of issues including sexuality education, prevention of teenage pregnancy and STDs/HIV, sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and related issues. Strong communication, writing, and organizational skills are required.
Students who require financial assistance may wish to contact their financial aid office or career center to determine if they qualify for applicable financial support. Housing is not provided.
Hours per week: Interns typically work between 20–30 hours per week, though there is some flexibility.
Length of internship: SIECUS offers spring, summer, and fall internships that coincide with the academic calendar. Specific start and end dates are flexible, but interns must be available to work for no less than two months.
- Applications for spring internships are due by November 15th.
- Applications for summer internships are due by March 15th.
- Applications for fall internships are due by July 15th.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
To apply, please submit the following:
- A cover letter that expresses your interest in working for SIECUS and the dates you will be available
- A current resume
- A writing sample
- Two references (letters of recommendation are not necessary)
No Phone Calls Please!
Applicants should send materials to:
90 John St.
New York, NY 10038
firstname.lastname@example.org with “NY Internship” in subject line