Careers, Volunteer & Internship Positions

Volunteer Opportunities
Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to be more involved in your community?

Would you like to meet new people who share your interests?

Do you like history and want to work at a nationally recognized historic site?

Volunteering at the Alice Paul Institute provides you with these opportunities and so much more! Volunteering is a great way to share your time, your skills and your knowledge while also learning about the history and legacy of this amazing woman and her effect on gender equality issues that are still relevant today.

Who can volunteer at the Alice Paul Institute?

  • Men or women 18 years of age or older

  • People who like to work with others

What types of things do volunteers do?

  • Work at special events

  • Give tours to the public and to school groups

  • Help promote Paulsdale as a destination and a site available for rental

  • Give presentations on Alice Paul to community groups and organizations

When can I volunteer?

  • Mornings or afternoons

  • In the evening

  • On weekends

  • On an occasional basis

  • On a regular basis

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Invitations to special events

  • Recognition events and awards

  • Building you resume

  • Opportunity to earn a FREE membership

How do I apply? 

For specific positions (see listings to the right) please contact the appropriate person as directed in the description.

To join our volunteer contact list (you will receive email announcement when volunteers are needed for mailings, events, and other projects), please fill out our Volunteer Form and mail to:
API, PO Box 1376,
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

API holds regular orientation sessions for new volunteers. You will be placed on the list for the next session and contacted as soon as it is scheduled.

Internship Opportunities

API welcomes students who wish to complete an internship related to history, women's studies, communications or education. There are two areas of support needed, the Alice Paul Leadership Program and the API Heritage Program.

Alice Paul Leadership Program Support:
In keeping with its mission to empower and educate women and girls to take leadership roles, API has developed the Alice Paul Leadership Program (APLP), which provides adolescent girls, first with knowledge of successful women leaders in the past and present as role models for their own leadership styles, and then with skills and confidence-building exercises that they need to develop that leadership style. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:
  • Serve as a camp counselor for our Girlblazers Summer Camp at Paulsdale for 25 campers.
  • Co-teach a Lead-A-Way workshop series at a middle school, under the supervision of a trained facilitator. 
  • Support the Alice Paul Leadership Program through curriculum evaluation and development, in conjunction with the Educators' Advisory Council.
  • 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

API 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:

  • Scan photos and articles, add links and other information for online Researching Alice page.
  • Organize women's history library, articles, photographs and other sources.
  • Attend local conferences as a representative of the Alice Paul Institute
  • Plan and assist with special events (i.e. API Annual Meeting, Women's History Month, Women's Equality Day, etc.).

If you are interested in an internship with API, email and indicate your interest in either the Heritage or Leadership programs and the semester (Spring/Summer/Fall) that you would like to serve your internship. 


 Careers at the Alice Paul Institute

Lead-A-Way 10-week workshop series (Grades 7-8):

Lead-A-Way workshop is a ten-week series for middle school girls that teaches leadership skills through the introduction of role models from womenís history. The goals of the program are that girls, using the ďrole model leadersĒ 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 participantís potential as a future leader.

Workshop co-facilitators work intensively with a select group of 15-20 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:

∑ Enjoy working with adolescent girls and have some experience
working with youth

∑ Maintain a positive, open mind

∑ Demonstrate leadership qualities

∑ Show interest in womenís 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 once a week (schedule TBD) from October-December 2012.

Please call Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or email to learn more about these positions or if you are interested in volunteering as a program assistant.

Volunteer & Internship Positions (as of 9/12)


Program Assistant:  The Director of Heritage seeks a volunteer or intern to be a program assistant for the fourth-grade Meeting Alice program. Meeting Alice is a two-hour history program that takes place at Paulsdale, birthplace of Alice Paul, a National Historic Landmark and the home of API.


The Meeting Alice program includes a presentation, team activities, an outdoor tour and scavenger hunt. The goals of the program include teaching students about the life and work of suffragist Alice Paul, the importance of voting, Quaker principles, South Jersey farming and the overall message that one person can make a difference.


A program assistant will work with the program facilitator to set-up/clean-up, work with students during team activities, hand out materials, help with classroom management, direct teachers/chaperones/bus driver, conduct administrative tasks (i.e. counting heads, receiving payments, recording figures, etc.) and other tasks as needed.


Training is provided. Hours are determined as classes schedule their programs each semester. Hours vary each semester (fall/spring) depending on how many schools schedule this program but may range from 10-50 hours each semester. Students seeking field service hours may be able to set up a semester-long internship with API that will combine substitute hours with an internship project.  This is also a great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime availability.

For more info, contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or


Website Manager:   The Director of Heritage seeks a volunteer or intern to serve as the website manager for the for the New Jersey Womenís History Website ( 


API owns and manages the New Jersey Womenís History Website.  API offices are located at historic Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark and home of suffragist and equal rights advocate Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977).  In addition to providing womenís history and girls leadership programs, API also serves as a clearinghouse for womenís history, particularly in New Jersey womenís history.

The website managerís tasks include uploading new content, designing a new E-Classroom format that is user friendly and making revisions as needed. 

Students seeking field service hours can set up a semester-long internship with API that will combine service hours with an overall internship project.  Because of the nature of the project, most of the hours for this project may be served off-site from home or another remote location.

For more information, please contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or

Gift Shop Manager:  
API seeks a volunteer or intern to serve as a manager for the Paulsdale gift shop.
The manager will work in the gift shop during tours and/or programs to collect tour ticket payments, record the number or visitors, conduct transactions for purchases, calculate sales totals and restock and arrange items as needed.  The manager will also pack and send online purchases and order new items for the gift shop.  The manager will work with APIís Administrative Director to design a sales flyer for APIís fall newsletter.


Training is provided. A schedule (may be one day a week or every other week) can be set up in person according to availability and need.  This is also a great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime and weekend availability.

For more info, contact Paige Salvador, at 856-231-1885 or


Committee Members:  The Alice Paul Institute is seeking volunteers to help serve on committees that support the organization's fundraising, programmatic, financial and facility needs. Most committees meet monthly and participate in either face to face meetings or by teleconference.  API is seeking volunteers for the following committees:

  • Development- Assist with the organization's fundraising efforts including individual gifts, corporate relations, special events and friend-raisers

  • Finance-Assist with the budget monitoring, long-term planning and over all financial management of organization,

  • Site-Assist with property maintenance and cleanup

  • Program-Assist with program evaluations, outreach and program development

For more information about these committees, please contact Kim Moon, Acting Volunteer Coordinator at

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