New Era for Black Women Initiative Co-op/Intern - Worldwide

16 days ago

Oxfam America

Part Time

Company Description

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive.

Oxfam America employees are able to work remotely, but to applicants are preferred to reside in one of the following states that are within a 200-mile radius of an OUS offices which are located in Boston and Washington DC: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, VA, MD, NC or DC.

Job Description

Oxfam America’s US Domestic Program (USDP) seeks to strengthen worker rights for low-wage workers, particularly women and people of color, and to increase access and opportunities for economic security in vulnerable Gulf South and Southeast communities.

Oxfam America is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic intern to work closely with its New Era for Black Women Initiative 60% of the time and support Oxfam’s domestic economic and racial justice and worker’s rights policy agenda 30% of the time. The three-year initiative aims to highlight the plight of Black women who make up the majority of the low wage workforce, how they are experiencing this economy and policy solutions to increase pathways to economic mobility. The initiative is a project of the US Domestic Program, that works to increase the economic prosperity of workers and working families by addressing the drivers of inequality in the US that negatively impact their economic security and drive-up poverty, particularly in communities of color and with women of color in the US Southeast where conditions are worst. The intern will support research, communications,
data collection, data analysis, logistics, and advocacy efforts for Oxfam's work related to racial justice, gender justice, and economic justice, as well as get an inside understanding of strategic partnerships within an international development agency. The role will spend 2/3 of time supporting the New Era project, and 1/3 of time supporting state and federal advocacy and policy.

Through this role, the intern will sharpen their communication skills, research skills, deepen their understanding of policy and advocacy, and gain exposure to how Oxfam works with allies, coalitions, and partners.

Areas of focus:

  • Logistics for listening tours, live and virtual events (webinars, symposiums etc.) and stakeholder meetings
  • Literature review of policy and advocacy agendas that address Black women’s economic security
  • Research on economic justice with a focus on low wage workers
  • Newsletter creation for external communications with partners and supporters
  • Content calendar creation/ management
  • Content creation for web stories, blogs, newsletters and presentations


  • Conduct research relevant to the initiative and other topics related to economic security, climate and food security.
  • Support external communications with allies, partners, and track social movements and global networks as needed.
  • Provide administrative support for meetings as needed by capturing and sharing meeting notes and action items.
  • Provide technical and logistical support for in-person gatherings, trainings, and virtual events.
  • Support knowledge and information management by maintaining The Strategic Partnership's Box folders through uploading and organizing files in the appropriate folders as needed, sharing files and folders with The Strategic Partnerships team and other Oxfam staff as needed/upon request,
  • Provide other administrative and project support to staff as needed.


  • The intern should have or be pursuing an undergraduate degree or higher, or have comparable work experience;
  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Previous administrative and research experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with Outlook, Zoom and Microsoft Office products preferred
  • Interest in furthering knowledge about Oxfam and global social justice issues, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, a quick learner, and a team player with a strong commitment to social justice and alignment with Oxfam’s core values

Additional Information

The internship offers a friendly and flexible hybrid work environment with several fellow interns and supportive staff with whom to share knowledge, career advice, and workplace mentoring.

This position is 35 hours a week and pays $17.00 an hour. Target start date is January 8th, 2024.

Oxfam America is a Gender Just organization and an equal opportunity employer. We have a zero tolerance policy for any sexual harassment, exploitation, and/or abuse. We welcome all persons to apply and do not discriminate. We take measures to prevent discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We are an E-Verify employer.

For more information, please click on the following links:
E-Verify Participation Poster: English / Spanish
E-Verify Right to Work Poster: English | Spanish

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