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Trans Lifeline - Microgrants is a national financial support program of Trans Lifeline. We offer low-barrier grants to trans people seeking to update their legal and government IDs with their correct name and gender markers. 

ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP

We are seeking several passionate people to distribute small grants to trans people. People who are accepted will be placed together in teams with other applicants in their area. Interns will be learning how to navigate our systems and the fee information library that our team has been developing. Interns will be working with staff to learn how to contact recipients, figure out what documents they need corrected, and get them the information they need around fees and processes. Once interns get recipients to the point of payment, they will be passed off to a staff member. 

Advocacy Interns will be working with their teams in person every week on Mondays for two hours to contact recipients and get moving with the process, Wednesdays and Fridays can be done remotely if necessary, or together as a team. 


ADVOCACY QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, especially on the phone.
  • Proficiency navigating conversations about gender and money 
  • Access to a phone - you will be answering calls on your phone.
  • Access to the internet - all our trainings and ongoing communication between our staff and you will be online. You also need to be access the internet to find resources and keep in touch with your team.
  • Show empathy and compassion.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Behind the scenes of advocacy is another crucial element: research. Applicants that choose this track will be working closely with the Director of Strategic Initiatives to research information and compile resources for advocates to use while working with recipients of our services. All of our work is posted in tables on our Advocacy Library.

These tables and documents contain information about state laws surrounding identity, costs, forms, and anything that might be helpful to advocates. Our goal is to have information ready so advocates aren’t working overtime to find the right paperwork or the right cost for identity changes. This also relieves our recipients of having to find this on their own. 

 


RESEARCH QUALIFICATIONS


An ideal candidate for this position will show skills in research, problem solving, creative thinking, and can work both as a team and independently. Applicants with experience in legal, library science, or data entry are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual is a definite plus. Minimum of 10 hours a week. Portland Metro applicants preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT DATES

Internship: June 2018 - August 2018
Application Due: May 25, 2018
One-on-one interviews: May 18-June 3, 2018
Start date: June 4, 2018


If you have any further questions around the advocacy internship, please send an email Montana, our Program Coordinator: montana@translifeline.org

For questions about the research internship, contact Phos, our Strategic Initiatives Director: phos@translifeline.org