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Internships & Volunteer Openings

VCW is by nature committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity.  It is both central to our mission and to our work.  We seek the contributions of individuals representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. As a state government commission, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

We greatly benefit from the work, insight, intelligence, humor, and energy of our many interns over the years.  We look forward to voting for them, working with them as colleagues, watching them being celebrated in national media, and highlighting the positive changes they have brought about for our society and our state! 

VCW internships are unpaid, the hours are flexible, and work may be done virtually.

Current Internship and Volunteer Openings

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Creatively contribute to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in our state. Gain experience and develop your skills with this hands-on internship. With the support and guidance of Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) staff, our social media intern will help us:

  • Review and identify current news, public policy, and communications from organizations offering resources, programs and events to elevate on our platforms
  • Promote VCW issues, website, podcasts, and events
  • Brainstorm and create social media campaigns that inform and engage Vermonters on our issues 
  • Craft messages and create graphics for a variety of platforms 
  • Work collaboratively, using content calendars 
  • Monitor social media channels and assist with response to messages and comments
  • Use analytical tools to track audience engagement and campaign performance
  • Share insights and help develop social media strategy to increase our readership and our effectiveness
  • Support other VCW promotional and marketing efforts and online events

DESIRED SKILLS

  • strong commitment to the principles of equity, justice, and empowerment for women, and the overall mission of the Vermont Commission on Women
  • extensive experience in these platforms and/or enrollment in training or degree work in digital communications or related fields such as marketing and public relations, communications, advertising or journalism
  • strong written and spoken communication skills

VCW internships are unpaid, with a time commitment of approximately 8 – 10 hours per week.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to:
Lilly Talbert, VCW Projects & Communications Coordinator |  Lilly.Talbert@vermont.gov

LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP 2023

The Vermont Commission on Women is seeking legislative interns to assist with monitoring state legislation of concern to women and families.  The internship is located both online and in Montpelier, Vermont and takes place during the Vermont General Assembly’s 2023 session (January – early May). Internships are unpaid, with a time commitment of approximately 8 – 10 hours per week. Interns must provide their own transportation to Montpelier and must have reliable access to videoconferencing technology and YouTube.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES

Legislative interns attend House and Senate committee meetings and floor debates, provide notes and updates to VCW staff, conduct research as appropriate, and assist with tracking the progress of relevant bills.  

The number of hours of the internship and the schedule may be negotiated based on the intern’s availability, but will take place Tuesday – Friday, as the legislature does not meet on Mondays. Due to COVID-19, the General Assembly may meet in alternative locations, as well as online. The location of committee meetings and hearings may also continue to vary as well, both in person and online.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • strong commitment to the principles of equity, justice, and empowerment for women, and the overall mission of the Vermont Commission on Women
  • a strong desire to learn about public policy and the legislative process
  • excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • mature judgment and an exceptionally high capacity for self-direction and autonomy

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to: 
Cary Brown, VCW Executive Director | Cary.Brown@vermont.gov 

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER

Do you have blocks of time during the week that you could fill with volunteer work that advances rights and opportunities for Vermont women?  The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is looking for an experienced person who can commit set hours of their choice each week to provide assistance to staff in carrying out general commission operations.  

Projects can be tailored to the individuals' skill set and interests. Duties might include composing and producing our monthly newsletter, updating or editing webpages and resources, assembling and distributing mailings, providing social media support, and helping with organizational projects or events. 

Our welcoming team of three will be grateful for your assistance. 

DESIRED SKILLS

Volunteers must possess an interest in women’s issues as well as knowledge of general office skills, including computer proficiency. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to: 
Lilly Talbert, VCW Communications Coordinator | Lilly.Talbert@vermont.gov


Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.