Getting Involved

Do you wish to support the work, we are doing at The Testimony Project, Washington D.C., want more information about our initiative and/or want to work with us? Well we have good news for you, we welcome any you can support provide, and are currently seeking volunteers and interns to help support our work. We are also looking to collaborate and partner with other advocates, activists, artists, leaders and organizations who support victim-survivors of gender based and sexual violence, and/or are working to end gender based and sexual violence. For more information about working with us, volunteer opportunities, and/or participating in our project, please email our co-founder and executive director, Amanda Draper, adraper@thetestimonyprojectdc.com.

Current Opportunities

Social Media/Communications Intern: We are currently looking to hire a student to be our first Social Media/Communications intern.

The Testimony Project Washington D.C. seeks a Social Media/Communications Intern, to support the work of the co-founders, as the project grows, to recruit participants, build relationships with other advocates and organizations and expand the reach of the project outside Washington D.C. The social media/communications intern would primarily work with our co-founder and executive director, Amanda Draper, to help develop our social media, marketing and community outreach strategies. The intern would also work with Amanda and the producer for our documentary film, "The Testimony Project", to help recruit participants for our film, coordinate logistics for filming and other components of the project. The intern would be expected to work part time somewhere between 10-15 hours a week either here in DC and/or remotely, meeting regularly with Amanda on the phone, over video conference and/or in person. Please note that this will be an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities: The social media/communications intern’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Updating The Testimony Project DC’s social media accounts, posting and tweeting regularly
  • Reaching out to other advocates and other community organizations re: about the possibility of working together or community partnerships
  • Help coordinate scheduling for filming with our participants
  • Work with Tanya and Amanda to devise a successful strategy for recruiting participants
  • Helping Amanda and Tanya work on developing a fundraising strategy
  •  Serving as a campus ambassador for the project
  •  Helping develop and implement a community outreach strategy with Amanda and Tanya
  •  Helping Amanda and Tanya grow the project

Requirements:

  • Motivated high school student, or a degree seeking undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited educational institution in the United States or overseas
  •  Interest in anti-sexual and gender based violence advocacy and prevention efforts
  •  Interest in and/or experience doing human rights advocacy and/or justice work
  •  Interest in entrepreneurship, non-profits, advocacy and/or start ups
  • Belief in and strong commitment to The Testimony Project’s mission and vision
  • Experience using social media for marketing and promotional purposes as well as activism
  •  Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram
  •  Experience using Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Dropbox and Box
  • Strong writing, research, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Intercultural competency
  • Good sense of humor
  • Creativity
  • Persistence
  • Fluency in Spanish-highly desired but not required
  • Fluency in a non-English language highly desired but not required
  • Proficiency in graphic design highly desired but not required
  • Ability to commit to working at least 10 hours/week is a must

What we can offer you:

  • A truly hands on work environment and experience, we do not plan to have you do many admin tasks, since as an intern you will be learning from us but you will have the opportunity to help shape our organization and be integral to supporting our growth
  • Opportunities for growth and networking
  • Mentorship with our co-founder & Executive Director, Amanda, who will work with you to develop your own brand, and if you are interested can provide advice about developing your research interests and projects
  • Opportunities to gain experience doing advocacy, entrepreneurship and developing your own portfolio and your own brand
  • Opportunities to learn about filmmaking, human rights advocacy, marketing, public relations, advocacy, and entrepreneurship, as well as what it takes to establish your own advocacy initiative
  • Opportunities to help shape our organization’s future and trajectory
  • Leadership opportunities
  • The potential to help empower victim-survivors of sexual and gender based violence and make a real difference in the world, as an intern
  • Flexible hours and schedule, since we do not have an office, we can work from anywhere with an internet connection and cell service 

To apply please send us: a copy of your résumé or CV, along with a letter of introduction no more than one page in length in which you answer the following questions: 1) why do you want to work with us, 2) how do you see yourself contributing to the project, 3) any ideas you have for how we can expand the project and 4) why we should choose you. Please email these documents to our co-founder and executive director, Amanda Draper, adraper@thetestimonyprojectdc.com, with the subject, “Social Media/Communications Intern”. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until we find an intern, who can commit to working with us for at least three months.

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