** GALS interns must be available from 2:00-6:00pm on either Tuesdays and Thursdays OR Mondays and Wednesdays starting the first week of September!**
Launched in 2010 in WCI’s home community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the GALS program equips adolescent girls from low-income neighborhoods with leadership and communications skills, instilling the confidence to effect true social change in their lives and in their communities. GALS develops participants’ sense of personal power through workshops focusing on increasing health literacy, discussing global issues affecting women and girls, and building life skills in order for them to advocate for themselves and their communities.
The GALS program consists of two 9-week sessions — one in the fall and one in the winter.
GALS Interns will assist with the coordination and facilitation of GALS at one participating GALS location, in addition to assisting the Program Director with administrative tasks at WCI HQ. GALS Interns shall help ensure that all aspects of the GALS program run smoothly. GALS Interns will assist the GALS Program Coordinator with distributing and collecting materials at their location.
Coordinate with donors to arrange pick-up of food donations before each GALS session
Ensure all workshop materials are prepared and printed for each lesson
Support the lesson by adding in comments for thought when necessary but still allowing the girls to guide the conversation
Schedule and coordinate program workshops, guest speakers, and field trips
Support each workshop by placing yourself within the “crowd” of participants to help the Program Coordinator and Coaches maintain order by asking girls to stay off their phones, cut side conversations, etc.
Assist the Program Coordinator with the distribution and collection of evaluation materials; bring evaluation materials back to WCI HQ
Assist the Program Director with the entry of program data and analysis of results
Help manage social media presence by taking photos and videos and asking girls for personal testimonies to share with followers and donors.
If desired, pick a workshop topic from the pre-selected options to facilitate
Previous experience or interest in working with youth (i.e. tutoring, mentoring, working as a camp counselor, etc.)
Familiarity with issues facing teenage girls in Philadelphia.
Must be comfortable talking to new people/groups, building relationships, and serving as a leader/mentor.
Commitment to improving the lives of women and girls
Proven ability to demonstrate maturity, grit, and resilience
Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Brynn@WomensCampaignInternational.org.