We are looking forward to your applications for the ten to fourteen week SPC internship program.
We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds who are committed to the cause. Applicants must be eighteen or over.
If you are looking to sign up as a volunteer instead, please click here.
About the SPC Internship Program:
In the ten to fourteen week SPC internship program you will have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the work we do and how we do it. Depending on their individual skill set, our interns conduct research in small or larger projects and help us organize, prepare and market conferences. They work in a team of committed volunteers and interns on preparing social media and website posts. Some write feature articles, prepare their own workshops or propose projects. Video experts edit, clip, and market our many lecture videos (e.g. on YouTube or our website), or propose and produce their own film project. We are always excited about interns who turn their knowledge into crafty website articles & posts, or clever gifs & infographics. And, of course, we are always campaigning.
We invest heavily in our internship program for college and graduate students. Interns have the opportunity to work side by side with (internal and external) experts and leaders in the field. Our interns don’t learn by watching; they learn by doing. You’ll get involved in our ongoing projects and campaigns, or propose creating your own!
Alas, this is an unpaid program. SPC has no salaried staff, including the Executive Director of the organization, and we are sorry that we don’t have the funds to offer any financial reward. Projects that require a budget or one-off expenditures of any amount must be presented to and approved in writing by the ED prior to spending.
All of us work from home or public libraries. Our Boston team meets at libraries or cafes. (We currently have teams working in four different countries–but this is the US-centric program). We have most of our team and one-on-one meetings via Skype or conference calls.
Each program starts with an orientation and a one-on-one as well as a team meeting with the Executive Director and program coordinator (via Skype/telephone). All interns are assigned a mentor, most likely from last year’s program. Interns are trained and mentored on an ongoing basis and report to the program coordinator regularly. A review of and feedback for your work will be given at mid-term, or upon request, via Skype or email.
We share our insights with and invite our interns to participate to the fullest extent possible.
You are able to work independently as well as in a team. You are result-driven and have strong writing and research skills. You are able to work under intense deadline pressure and stay on schedule / deliver consistently and on time.
Most program participants are able to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week. We expect you to be able to fully immerse yourself in the day-to-day work of SPC. Since we offer a great deal of intense training and coaching, thereby investing heavily in our movement and in the future of SPC, shorter programs or programs with fewer hours we offered in the past have not been beneficial to either the participants or the mentors and have been discontinued. But if you can make a case for why you think we must make an exception, please put forward a request and explanation. In general, if you don’t think you can commit to that many hours but still want to be part of SPC, please consider signing up as a volunteer instead (http://stoppornculture.org/volunteers-sign-up/).
You have a computer or free access to one and check your emails every day.
SPC is committed to providing all interns with excellent opportunities to learn and excel regardless of their ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, national origin, family care responsibilities or gender. We agree that pornography is harmful and misogynistic in its production and consumption. All our work is evidenced-based and routed in empirical analysis. SPC is a human services and education NGO that serves all people. While it is not necessary, it is helpful if you have a background either of feminist theory or feminist activism, especially if you would like to launch an activism campaign or writing project.
Finally, you are at least eighteen years old.
How to Apply:
Please register here for both the volunteer and the internship program: http://stoppornculture.org/volunteers-sign-up/.
For the internship program, in addition to the sign-up form, please also send your cv and cover letter to: hr [at] stoppornculture [dot] org. Please attach a writing sample and list of references. If you are a blogger or otherwise published writer, please include the sources.
If you are lost and unsure what to write in your letter to us, then simply answer to our questions “why should we bring you in?” and “how do you think you would contribute to the success of SPC?” and just go for it.
We look forward to hearing from you! If we are interested, we will reply to within four weeks with an invitation to two to three interviews (Skype/telephone) before we make a decision.
Please send your applications to hr [at] stoppornculture [dot] org.
Applicants must be eighteen or over.
Yours most sincerely,
The SPC Team