Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
The Southwest Sexual Health Alliance (SSHA) is accepting applications for internships and volunteer opportunities in 2017 and beyond. Applicants may apply to intern in Austin, Texas as it is where SSHA is based. Internships have flexible start and end dates but we are asking for a 9 month-1 year commitment. Positions are currently not compensated; however, compensation may become available in the future.
SSHA promotes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to sexuality with the goal of fostering cooperation and dialogue among diverse professionals. Throughout the year, SSHA facilitates communication among sexual health providers through its signature lecture series, Roundtable forums, and educational workshops. These opportunities offer amazing access to the sexuality community as well as nationally known speakers and educators.
Tickets to events
Networking in the field
Experience in the field
Strong familiarity with progressive sexual health information
Strong oral and written communication skills
Detail oriented and a self-starter
Ability to synthesize and write under a high-energy, fast-paced environment
Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment and independent worker
Experience as a writer, reporter, or blogger is recommended
Time and Location
SSHA Offices (multiple locations) in Austin, Texas
5-10 hours a week
Attend events and monthly team meetings
Email a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample to Erin Lefler, Director of Operations: Austin at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should describe your background, experience, and interest in this work.
Social Media Intern
We’re looking for a passionate, energetic, and talented social media/marketing intern to help us better engage our online communities.
Marketing of all SSHA events
Post at least three (3) times per week on a variety of social media outlets including Facebook and professional networks
Posts should include relevant articles/interesting news relevant to the field of sex education
Gather knowledge of related organizations and media outlets to include interdisciplinary advertising of events and workshops
- Strong writing skills
Attention to detail
A passion for content creation
A positive attitude and strong work ethic
Experience with of social media marketing on the Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter
Recommended that you have an interest in blogging or proficiency in relevant tools, like HootSuite
Marketing and Outreach Intern
We’re looking for a self-starter who is enthusiastic about getting to know the community and growing the organization through outreach and unique marketing ideas. Our goal is to promote sexual health education while fostering a working relationship with others in the field through cross-promotion and awareness.
Draft and edit press releases and media advisories
Pitch news ideas to bloggers and reporters
Seek out and build relationships for sponsorship of events
Assist with managing all events
Establish and maintain a media/organization contact list
Other communications tasks as assigned by SSHA