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Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women, girls, and gender-expansive people using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services. Join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead.

Available positions:

Available in 2023:


 

ERA has engaged Koya Partners to lead this search for our organization. Please use this link to the Koya website to find out more about the National Legal Director position and to apply.


ERA has engaged Koya Partners to lead this search for our organization. Please use this link to the Koya website to find out more about the position and to apply.


Director of Development

Position: Director of Development
Reporting To: Executive Director
Position Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Annual Compensation: $120,000-$165,000  
Position Location: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, in a hybrid office-remote work environment 
Website: equalrights.org
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv  

The Opportunity

The Director of Development is a senior leader of the growing Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) team who will manage ERA’s Development team and lead Equal Rights Advocates’ fundraising goals to meet its $4.2 million operating budget and substantially grow revenue over the next three years. The Director of Development, in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and Development Team, leads the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan with aggressive goals for major gifts, planned giving, foundations, corporate giving, online giving, events, and ERA’s 50th Anniversary in 2024. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and contributes to the organization’s operational and strategic health and success. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established rainmaking leader who believes deeply in our feminist mission and wants to mobilize a team to hit bold fundraising targets, generate new resources to support ERA’s mission, and who is excited to lead both strategically and operationally. 

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial and fast-paced. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless. We roll up our sleeves and dive right in where we are needed and make a difference. If this seems exciting and interesting, join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead!

The Organization

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of non-binary and gender non-conforming people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the front-lines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent. Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national level promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power.  

ERA’s home base is in San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations. Our annual operating budget is $4.2 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future. 

Job Responsibilities

Lead fundraising for Equal Rights Advocates, ensuring the organization raises $4.2 million through diversified funding streams in FY 2022-23, and the continuing annual growth plans.

  • Plan and implement ERA’s major fundraising strategies including Annual Appeal, Major and Planned Giving Program, Annual Gala Fundraiser, online giving campaigns and other efforts.  
  • Strategically leverage the Executive Director in key fundraising activities 
  • Plan and implement annual virtual and/or 1000+ person fundraising gala 
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Communications department to achieve fundraising goals 
  • Lead robust institutional giving program and grant management 
  • Lead and further develop the individual major donor giving program to meet annual and long-term growth goals 
  • Lead corporate giving strategy, leveraging exciting recent opportunities 
  • Grow presence into new markets by developing and implementing fundraising plans in key regions outside of California to support ERA’s national programmatic work 
  • Leverage analytics from donor data to strategically respond to paradigm shifts and lead the fundraising response 
  • Provide board development support, liaising with board members to develop strategic give-get plans and overall development strategy 

Build, lead, manage, and coach a team to meet or exceed all fundraising targets each year.

  • Develop and implement the work plan and accountability measures for the Development team 
  • Design and ensure strong development operations, including data entry and management, as well as donor acknowledgments, gift processing, and income reconciliation with the Finance team 
  • Audit, design, and improve internal development processes and systems that result in greater efficiency of department operations
  • Develop and manage the Development department budget

Qualifications

  • At least six years of progressive experience in fundraising including record of success in expanding donor bases through cultivation and stewardship, demonstrating a solid track record with developing and maintaining relationships with individual and corporate donors, securing foundation grants, and overseeing fundraising events 
  • At least three years of experience fundraising for an organization with a minimum $4M and growing operating budget 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with fundraising certification preferred 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills 
  • Experience developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Superior experience in CRM database management and producing sophisticated database analytics 
  • Superior project management skills – including planning, analysis, decision making, problem solving, and multitasking capabilities 
  • Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills 
  • Expertise in leading individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals 
  • Experience managing board and other volunteer ambassadors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, and coach a team, to manage up and across, and to inspire and mobilize staff and colleagues toward big goals  
  • Fundraising experience in social justice and/or women’s rights communities preferred 
  • Comfortable and thrives in a techy, paper-less environment and adept at navigating cloud-based systems and applications 
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism 

Compensation

The Director of Development position is full time, exempt and has a salary range of $120,000 – $165,000, depending on experience and skill set. 

Benefits

  • 13 paid annual holidays 
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in first year – and up to 25 days annually after completing the one-year anniversary   
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually 
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees, child dependents, and partially subsidized for spouses 
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees   
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self, dependents, and spouses   
  • Optional employee pre-tax participation in FSA health and FSA dependent care plans, including commuter transit & parking  
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation   
  • Flexible, hybrid, life-balancing and friendly work-environment   
  • Leave options: pregnancy, parental/new child bonding, family medical/caregiving, disability, bereavement, jury duty, time-off to vote, and more.   
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation at every 5-year incremental anniversary

Other

  • Position location is San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, in a hybrid office-remote work environment 
  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday thru Friday business hours, with occasional, infrequent travel.  
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals provided  
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.  

How to Apply
Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  1. Submit your résumé and a cover letter to [email protected]  with the title of the position sought in the email subject line. 
  2. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and ERA. 
  3. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. 
  4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application  deadline of end-of-day Monday, April 11. 
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by Monday, April 25. 
  6. Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.  

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.

 


Human Resources Manager

Reporting To: Director of Finance & Operations
Position Classification: Full-time exempt
Annual Compensation: $80,000 – $90,000. Salary will depend heavily on experience. ERA also offers a work environment that values work/life balance and a competitive benefits package that includes employer paid group medical and dental coverage for team members and dependents; Flexible Spending and Commuter Plans; generous vacation and personal paid time off, and paid sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; and an option to contribute to a 403(b) plan with no waiting period – matched by company up to 4% depending on employee contribution level.
Position Location: ERA’s main offices are located in San Francisco, CA, with a hybrid remote/in person office.
Website: equalrights.org
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is seeking to bring into our extraordinary team an experienced human resources expert to step into the role of Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations (DFO), the HR Manager will perform the daily human resources functions for the organization and play a critical role in delivering the daily personnel support needed for ERA’s team members to fulfill the organization’s mission at the top of their game while continuing to build the foundation for accomplishing the organization’s ambitious growth plans.

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and constantly changing, with quick turnarounds and pivots in response to people and events that need our engagement. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless – we can work and connect from anywhere, anytime. We roll-up our sleeves and dive right in where we are needed and make a difference. If this seems exciting and interesting, join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead!

The Organization

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of trans, non-binary and gender expansive people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the frontlines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent.

Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national level promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power. ERA’s legal initiatives include the Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (including a pro bono network of volunteer attorneys), and several campaigns chaired by ERA and led in partnership with hundreds of partner organizations across the country driving gender justice reform and enforcement. These include the Equal Pay Today campaign, the Women’s Agenda Initiative, the Network of States to Stop Harassment, and the Stronger California Women’s Economic Security Campaign.

ERA’s home base is in San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations.  Our annual operating budget is $3.7 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

Job Responsibilities

Performs daily ERA’s human resources operations in accordance with internal and regulatory requirements, ensuring compliance with applicable laws:

  • Executes employment onboarding, status changes, and terminations
  • Maintains payroll and compensation profiles
  • Facilitates benefits selection and setup
  • Assists employees with leave planning and processing
  • Facilitates employee evaluation and competency review process
  • Consultant for supervisors on disciplinary steps and ensures fairness and appropriateness of actions
  • Maintains and ensures completeness of personnel and other employee records
  • Point person for general employee workplace inquiries and employee relations issues

Assists supervisors and employees in identifying training tracks and professional development options

Enforces adherence to ERA personnel policies & procedures, and develops and implements new policies & procedures as required

Stays current on employment laws by participating in human resources professional networks, subscribing to labor regulation notices, participating in relevant training and webinars, etc.

Coordinates and oversees new employee search process, including candidate review and selection, and monitors for alignment to ERA values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion

Participates in annual compensation surveys for sector and market, analyzes survey results, and makes recommendations for updates to ERA salary levels

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, HR certification through SHRM or the equivalent is a very significant plus.
  • Minimum 5 years human resources operations experience, with a strong preference for work experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • Able to deliver results, multitask and prioritize in fast-paced, quick turnaround environment; can work independently well even when in a hybrid remote work setting
  • Comfortable in a techy, paper-less environment and adeptness at navigating systems and apps: Microsoft 365 product suite, internal messaging (Slack), productivity and project management (i.e. Raisers Edge or Salesforce, Adobe Pro DC), expenses (i.e. Concur), time tracking (i.e. Hour Timesheets), virtual telecom and video meetings (i.e. RingCentral, Zoom), and cloud-based systems/applications in general.
  • Self-motivated and curious; always wanting to grow and learn more
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and influencing skills; inspires and motivates
  • High level of intuitive and critical analysis skills; “connects the dots”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional work-ethic and sense of responsibility; detail-oriented, with focus quality and accuracy; resourceful at getting to the root of problems and finding solutions
  • Flexible and able to pivot as circumstances require; embraces change
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
  • Multi-language and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus

Compensation

The Human Resources Manager position is full-time, exempt and has a salary range of $80,000 – $90,000, depending on experience and skill set.

Benefits

  • 13 paid annual holidays
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in 1st year – up to 25 days annually post 1 year
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees, child dependents, and partially for spouses
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self and dependents
  • Optional health and dependent care FSAs, plus pre-tax commuter employee accounts
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation
  • Flexible, hybrid, life-balancing and friendly work-environment
  • Leave options: pregnancy, parental/new child bonding, family medical/caregiving, disability, bereavement, jury, time-off to vote, personal, and more
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation at every 5-year incremental anniversary

Other

  • Position location is San Francisco Bay Area in a hybrid office-remote work environment
  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday through Friday business hours, with occasional, infrequent local area travel.
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals provided
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
  • Team members with differing abilities are provided reasonable work accommodations
  • ERA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy and adheres to the related regulatory requirements

How to Apply: Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  • Submit your résumé and a cover letter to [email protected] with the title of the position sought in the email subject line.
  • Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and in ERA.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application deadline of end-of-day Monday, February 7.
  • Applicants will be provided a status update by no later than Monday, February 21.
  • Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.

 


Policy Fellow

Position: Policy and National Campaigns Fellow
Reporting To: Policy Director/Deputy Legal Director
Position Classification: Full-time, exempt
Annual Compensation: This position has an annual salary range of $58,000-$62,000, dependent on experience and skillset
Duration: Two-year term from June 2022 through June 2024
Position Location: Hybrid onsite office and remote work in the San Francisco Bay Area only
Website: https://www.equalrights.org/
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is seeking a Policy and National Campaigns Fellow to help support and coordinate ERA’s policy advocacy and national campaigns and coalitions centered on defending civil rights, advancing gender justice, and accelerating the pace of reform for women and people across genders.

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and constantly changing, with quick turnarounds and pivots in response to people and events that need our engagement. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless – we can work and connect from anywhere, anytime. We roll up our sleeves and dive right in where we are needed and make a difference. If this seems exciting and interesting, join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead!

The Organization

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of trans, non-binary and gender-expansive people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the front-lines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent.

Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national levels promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power. ERA’s legal initiatives include the Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (including a pro bono network of volunteer attorneys), and several campaigns chaired by ERA and led in partnership with hundreds of partner organizations across the country driving gender justice reform and enforcement. These include the Equal Pay Today campaign, the Women’s Agenda Initiative, the Network of States to Stop Harassment, and the Stronger California Women’s Economic Security Campaign.

ERA’s home base is in San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations.  Our annual operating budget is $4.2 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

Job Responsibilities

  • Policy Research and Analysis
    • Conduct research and analysis related to local, state, and federal legislation
    • Track, analyze and synthesize information on legislation introduced across the U.S.
    • Help to update ERA’s Digital Policy Hub with bill research and write-ups
  • Legislative Advocacy Support
    • Draft and update factsheets, reports, and other written materials
    • Draft letters in support of legislation
    • Draft testimony and talking points
    • Help coordinate legislative advocacy meetings and community events
  • Support ERA-Led Campaigns and Coalitions
    • Provide administrative and logistical support for campaigns and coalitions
    • Help with coordination of organizational and individual members of coalitions and networks that form the core of ERA’s economic security campaigns and initiatives
    • Help build new and manage existing relationships with ERA partners
    • Conduct research related to prospective community outreach and potential partnership opportunities

Qualifications

We seek candidates with the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize policy-related information and materials
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to civil rights, gender equity, and social justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow-through/follow-up
  • A collaborative, flexible mindset, with a demonstrated capacity to work on teams, take on different roles, and juggle multiple priorities with a positive, solution-oriented attitude
  • Commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and dedication to advancing policies that will improve the lives of women and other marginalized communities
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills, including demonstrated capacity to manage and prioritize competing projects and deadlines in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment
  • Self-motivated and curious; always wanting to grow and learn more
  • Exceptional work ethic and sense of responsibility; detail-oriented, with a focus on quality and accuracy; resourceful at getting to the root of problems and finding solutions
  • Comfortable in a techy, paper-less environment and adept at navigating systems and apps: i.e. Microsoft 365 product, internal messaging (i.e. Slack), expenses (i.e. Concur), time tracking (i.e. Hour Timesheets), virtual telecom, and video meetings (i.e. RingCentral, Zoom, Teams), and other cloud-based systems/applications.
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism

Additional preferred qualifications

  • Experience working on policy or issue campaigns
  • An understanding of legislative and regulatory processes

Compensation

The Policy and National Campaigns Fellow position has an annual salary range of $58,000-$62,000, dependent on experience and skill set.

Benefits

  • 13 paid annual holidays
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in 1st year – up to 25 days annually post 1 year
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and child dependents, with option to add spouse at own cost
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self and dependents
  • Optional health and dependent care FSAs, plus pre-tax commuter employee accounts
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation
  • Flexible, hybrid, life-balancing and friendly work-environment
  • Leave options: pregnancy, parental/new child bonding, family medical/caregiving, disability, bereavement, jury, time-off to vote, personal, and more
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation every 5-year incremental anniversary

Other

  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday through Friday business hours, with occasional, infrequent travel.
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals will be provided
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
  • Team members with differing abilities are provided reasonable work accommodations
  • ERA has a mandatory COVID-19 fully-vaccinated policy for all personnel and adheres to related regulatory requirements
  • All personnel must be onsite at ERA’s San Francisco office a minimum of 3 days/week

How to Apply

Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  1. Submit your résumé and a cover letter to [email protected] with “Policy and National Campaigns Fellow” in the email subject line.
  2. We really want to know a bit more about why you are interested in this role and why you feel you are qualified for the job – so please include a cover letter – even if it is brief! We really do read them!
  3. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application deadline of end-of-day Friday, May 20, 2022
  4. Applicants will be provided a status update by Monday, May 9, 2022
  5. Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.

 


 

Undergraduate Internships Available

Attention Undergraduate Students
Fall 2022 Internships Now Open

Organization Description

Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women, girls, and people with marginalized gender identities using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services.

Internship Description

Equal Rights Advocates provides learning opportunities that contribute to our mission of achieving gender justice with collaborative projects that equip undergrads with research, writing, and nonprofit administrative skills across several of our departments: our Non Profit Operations and Administration, Strategic Communications, Development (fundraising), and Legal departments.

Interns will learn about ERA’s historic wins for gender justice; our current impact litigation and legislative advocacy efforts; about basic communications tactics and strategies; as well as fundamental fundraising strategies for an inside look of a gender justice nonprofit. They will also build skills in a professional environment that will contribute to their future job-seeking.

This internship is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students interested in social justice work, the legal profession, or nonprofit careers. Our goal is for undergraduate interns to leave this placement with a holistic non-profit experience to help identify which part of the non-profit world they would like to pursue a career in.

Interns will have learning opportunities across departments, which will likely include the following, depending on experience and the timing of their internship:

  • Learning about data integrity and financial reporting projects
  • Learning about common software that support key nonprofit functions like donor management and supporter communications
  • Learn what it takes to support fundraising drives and/or events
  • Learning about the creation of social media content
  • Learning how to become an on-campus ambassador to market the launch of ERA’s program to support student survivors of sexual violence at their school
  • Learning how to improve and market public-facing materials, such as ERA’s Know Your Rights fact sheets and presentations
  • Learning how to draft content for blogs, email campaigns, and other materials to reach diverse audiences
  • Learning how to create media pitches and cultivate media
  • Learning the basics of legal + policy research
  • Learning how to improve and maintain document archiving in a nonprofit setting

Fall and Spring Interns will have projects of a similar scope as the above, but will also work with us on our Annual Luncheon event, one of the largest women’s rights events of the summer.

Who Should Apply:  Students of any year level participating in a four-year undergraduate program.

Qualifications

    • Excellent writing & research skills
    • Commitment to public interest law, women’s issues, and/or social or economic justice
    • Coursework, work experience with, or demonstrated interest in marginalized communities, people of color, low-income individuals, immigrants, at-risk youth
    • Coursework in women’s or gender studies, economics, community organizing, sociology, employment or discrimination law, or related fields preferred
    • Students with bilingual ability, especially Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Students with proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog or Vietnamese also a plus
    • Good judgment, hustle, and resourcefulness (i.e., you are known for ‘getting it done.’)
  • An excellent sense of humor and willingness to be part of a team of feisty, no-nonsense civil rights badasses

Compensation

These positions are generally unpaid. ERA will provide a travel reimbursement for transit to and from the office or internship events to all interns. Many of our academic-year interns earn academic credit.  If requested by our awesome interns, ERA is happy to submit support letters and other documentation to help students obtain credit or external funding.

Hours

Interns during the school year who receive academic credit are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. If a student does not receive credit, or holds a part-time or full-time paying job, her/his time commitment is more flexible. Summer interns are expected to work a set schedule with a minimum of 18 hours to a maximum of 37 hours for at least 10 weeks.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (2-3 pages), contact information, and 2-3 references via email to [email protected]with the subject line “Internship Application,” and also indicate which semester you are applying for in your subject line. (Examples: “Spring Internship Application” or “Summer Internship Application”).

Application deadlines:  Internships will remain open until filled. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships

ERA is no longer accepting applications for this role for the 2022-2024 two-year cycle – those selections have already been made.

ERA will likely consider Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship applications again in 2023 for the 2024-2026 two-year cycle. Please refer to this page for additional information on this role and to stay informed in the event there are any changes in fellowship availability.

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