“It is clear to me that people of faith are essential in securing human rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in the state of Ohio,” Ujvagi said. “For those who believe in the dignity and worth of all people, it is our responsibility to not only support LGBTQ individuals, families and communities, but to put these beliefs into action.”
- 04 February 2014
Northeast Ohio Internship
Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Our field team works to organize our community and allies to increase engagement with our government, elected officials and political candidates; in particular, our goal is to empower minority, faith, and allied communities to be strong advocates.
The Northeast Ohio Intern will be based in Cleveland and will assist with recruitment, event planning and legislative efforts.
Applicants should be enrolled at least part time at an area college or university and should have completed at least 24 hours of coursework. Candidates should have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Fellowship Length: March 1 – December 15 2014
Reports to: Nicole Thomas, Northeast Organizer
Time commitment: 10-15 hours per week
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Commitment to advancing pro-LGBT policy at local, state and federal levels
- Understanding of the ways race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity impact social justice work
- Ability to manage multiple assignments at once Highly organized and able to prioritize time-sensitive projects
- Commitment to work completion and follow through
- Ability to travel within the Northeast Ohio region
Roles and Responsibilities
The Northeast Ohio Intern will:
- Gain understanding of Equality Ohio’s current legislative and educational efforts
- Work collaboratively with Northeast Organizer to determine goals and work plan
- Assist in preparation and planning of educational and advocacy activities
- Conduct research, assemble materials and contact participants for regional events
- Work with supervising staff to facilitate workshops and trainings
- Work with staff to enact trans-inclusive state and municipal legislation
- Cover letter and resume
- Three references
- 19 December 2013
Types of Grants. Equality Ohio Education Fund seeks to provide financial resources to individuals and organizations that celebrate diversity and dignity, justice, and promote acceptance and compassion. Proposals will be considered which address the following priorities:
- Provide public educational campaigns or events that support the mission of Equality Ohio;
- Support infrastructure and capacity to create new education efforts on behalf of Ohio’s LGBT residents, to help stabilize and support Ohio LGBT institutions and coalition individuals and organizations;
- and/or Encourage collaboration among existing or new coalition individuals and organizations, thereby increasing synergies and maximizing impact of education.