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Lead-A-Way Co-Facilitators

The Alice Paul Institute (Mount Laurel, NJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the life and work of suffragist Alice Stokes Paul, is seeking Co-Facilitators for our Lead-A-Way program.

Lead-A-Way is a ten-week workshop series for 7th- and 8th-grade girls that teaches leadership skills through the introduction of role models from women’s history. The goals of the program are that girls, using the “role model leaders” to draw parallels to their own lives, begin to identify their own leadership style and formulate strategies for taking leadership roles in their school and community. This program emphasizes leadership and each participant’s potential as a future leader.

Workshop co-facilitators work intensively with a select group of 20-25 middle school girls once a week for ten weeks.

Sessions are approximately 90 minutes during the day and take place at middle schools in southern New Jersey. Co-facilitators will work with an experienced workshop facilitator and receive training in the Lead-A-Way curriculum. Topics covered in workshop sessions include: creative thinking, assertiveness, organization, communication skills, and cooperative group dynamics.

A successful co-facilitator will:100_2592

  • Enjoy working with adolescent girls and have some experience working with youth
  • Maintain a positive, open mind
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Show interest in women’s history and contemporary issues
  • Be punctual and have reliable transportation
  • Be available during the school day

Co-facilitators are paid a stipend of $500 per workshop series. You must be available approximately 3-4 times a week (schedule TBD) from September to December or from January to April.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Kris Myers, Director of Programs at kmyers@alicepaul.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Meeting Alice Facilitator

DSCN1631Meeting Alice is a two-hour program for school field trips and other groups at historic Paulsdale, the birthplace and childhood home of Alice Paul. Students learn about Alice Paul, Quaker values, the importance of voting and the overall message that one person can make a difference.

The facilitator will teach two-hour sessions as needed.

Most programs are scheduled in the early fall and warmer spring months. This is a school-day program, with visits usually scheduled in the morning or early afternoon. In addition to teaching, the facilitator will be asked to participate in monthly program committee meetings, occasional curriculum review meetings and make school visits as requested by teachers. Preference for this position is given to current or retired teachers who are certified to teach in New Jersey.

Paid training time is provided. Facilitator hours are flexible as you can coordinate your schedule with other facilitators. An hourly rate of pay will be provided according to the number of sessions you teach each semester.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Kris Myers, Director of Programs at kmyers@alicepaul.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Internships


API welcomes student interns. The variety of internships is outlined below. If you are interested in an internship with API, you will need a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (optional). We offer semester-long internships in the Spring, Summer, an d Fall.

To apply for an internship, fill out the form below.

Leadership Program Support

A key goal of API is provide leadership development for adolescent girls. Please review the programs outlined on our website. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Observe or co-teach our summer programming under the supervision of a trained facilitator.
  • Support programming through curriculum evaluation and development.
  • Plan and conduct focus groups with area girls and teachers.
  • Prepare a summary report of current research on girls and leadership and suggest ways of implementing the findings into Alice Paul Leadership Program activities.
  • Attend local conferences as a representative of the Alice Paul Institute.

Heritage Programs Support

API Heritage Programs tell Alice Paul’s story through tours of Paulsdale, public presentations on Alice Paul’s life and work, the Alice Paul Archives, special events and the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Serve as a Museum Assistant during a portion of our open hours, Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • When not serving as a Museum Assistant, provide support on projects like:
    • Research and write brief biographies of New Jersey women to be added to the New Jersey Women’s History website.
    • Scan photos and articles from the Barbara Haney Irvine Library.
    • Use the archives for online posts.
    • Organize women’s history library, articles, photographs and other sources.
  • Attend local conferences as a representative of the Alice Paul Institute.

Social Media Outreach

API is dedicated to expanding our outreach. We engage our followers with women’s history, issues and legislation. Intern tasks include:

  • Research women’s history facts to share.
  • Review contemporary women role models to highlight.
  • Create innovative ways to engage followers.
  • Post to API’s various streams using Hootsuite.

Advocacy

Interns focusing on advocacy will have a diverse range of opportunities to support the staff of API and the efforts of the Advocacy Committee. Centered upon a specific focus on achieving the passage of the Equal Rights Act, a yet-t0-be ratified constitutional amendment which was authored by Alice Paul and first introduced in 1923. Two other areas of focus are designing and hosting a variety of public events to provide opportunities for increased civic engagement events and educational programs that highlight public policy and political history.

Marketing & Public Relations

Marketing & Communications/Public Relations Interns at the Alice Paul Institute have many opportunities to build and refine their skills as communications professionals. API works with each intern to assess their individual strengths and craft a plan to develop skills that align with their professional goals. Projects and responsibilities for interns may include:

  • Enriching API’s social media presence
  • Assisting with social media campaigns
  • Drafting press releases
  • Researching and updating media contacts lists
  • Drafting and scheduling social media posts
  • Live social media posting from API events
  • Assisting with bi-monthly newsletter
  • Drafting and designing publicity materials for digital, print, radio, and television media outlets
  • Taking and editing photographs for publication
  • Designing logos for events and programs

API uses various software programs depending on the internship. Interns without experience in these software platforms will be trained.

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
  • WordPress
  • Hootsuite
  • Adobe Creative Suite

If you are interested in an internship with API, fill out the form below and submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (optional). Indicate which internship interests you and the semester (Spring/Summer/Fall) you would like to serve your internship.

Interested in an internship at the Alice Paul Institute? Fill out this form, submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (optional) and we'll be in touch.

 

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