Internships

She's the First interns serve as primary aides to our five full-time staff members in the areas of communications, development, and programming. We are now accepting applications for the summer session (June-August). As an STF summer intern, you'll support the production of our annual Leadership Summit and work on a variety of committees and projects within She's the First. This is a proactive internship where your work and ideas have a direct, visible impact.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Time: We’ll need you for at least 28 hours a week (four days in our office).

  • Location: 590 Avenue of the Americas, Chelsea, NYC.

  • Compensation: Interns receive a stipend of $1250. We’ll work with your college or university to make sure you receive credit, as applicable.

  • Perks of the job include: Free entry to events that we host and the chance to represent She’s the First at exclusive events or conferences; sit in on meetings with our awesome partners, volunteers, and donors; strengthen your social media skill sets and leadership qualities. There’s often free lunch, snacks, and coffee.
     

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:

Before you go any further, do you…

  • Have a smart & spunky personality. Professional and personable.

  • Focus on goals & tasks at hand while also able to think big, long-term, & multitask.

  • Have excellent Google Apps, email and social media skills.

  • Show the discipline and the drive to thrive in a start-up environment. No task is too small for you; no challenge is too intimidating.

  • Keep projects on track with effective to-do lists & deadlines. You always follow up.

  • Work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • Love social media. You believe in the power of networks to turn simple, small ideas into big, groundbreaking movements.


If this describes you, keep reading and apply!


APPLICATION DETAILS:

Apply via the official application form below. All applicants must submit a resume and writing sample (see guidelines below) in .pdf format along with their application. Resumes that are not submitted in .pdf format will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early! Please note that internships are not available for high school students at this time.

“Cover Letter” Guidelines: You don’t want to write a boring cover letter, and we don’t want to read it! Instead, send us your resume and a cover letter, video, portfolio or writing sample (non-academic writing preferred) that shows off your creativity and superb ability to communicate. We’ll schedule interviews as applications are received, so apply early!

*If your “cover letter” doesn’t fit the standard .pdf format (sample blog posts, video submissions, social media campaigns, websites, etc.) please upload a .pdf with the link to where we can find your submission.
 


Ask a former STF Intern:

As an intern at She’s the First, I not only had to opportunity to learn from both my successes and failures, but was given the freedom to think on my feet, and make my own decisions. What I love most about She’s the First is that though the organization has a large female presence, the organization is not about women superiority, but about truly creating a world with equality in education. 

– Sagar Gultai, Summer 2016
 

Being an intern at She’s the First is unlike any other work experience I’ve had so far; it’s a unique office environment where the staff is intimately connected and the assignments are both interesting and challenging. You’ll have many opportunities to network and develop new skills, all while being supported by your co-workers and knowing that you’re working to achieve an incredible mission.

– Josia Klein, Summer 2016

Working at She’s the First was the most illuminating and inspiring experience of my life, because not only did we learn about the inner workings of a successful, ethical nonprofit, we also got to see the the results of so much passion and hard work through the Summit and interactions with Scholars.

– Raquel Dominguez, Summer 2016
 

My experience inspired me to set more concrete professional goals for myself. The best part is that your connections formed here won’t end even after your time in the office has. I’ve continued to stay in touch and feel supported by the She’s the First family.

– Eva Scazzero, Spring 2015
 

“Interning at She’s the First was by far my favorite internship ever. It was the first time I got to be a part of something so much bigger than myself, while at the same time feeling that every little thing I did helped move us forward.  

– Vivian Nunez, Fall 2012


 


Thank you to the Beatrice & Reymont Paul Foundation, especially CEO Susie Hovsepian, for making our high-quality internship program possible with a generous grant.

 

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