Vacancy: Summer Intern/Office Assistant 

Saheli seeks a part-time intern (15 hours/week) to assist the organization with administrative tasks and answering calls on the domestic violence helpline. We are a domestic violence prevention agency located in Burlington, MA. Burlington is on the 350 bus line, which connects to the Red Line Alewife T station. Ideally the candidate will have a background in—and passion for— gender issues, social work, preventing violence against women and working with survivors and the South Asian community.

Responsibilities include:
  • Office and administrative tasks
  • Coordinating the quarterly newsletter with the Program Coordinator
  • Helping to publicize Saheli events to local media outlets and partner organizations
  • Attending Saheli events and writing articles for the press and the web
  • Answering the Helpline
  • Working with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and their children.
Criteria for selection:
  • Strong writing skills, ability to make phone calls to donors and speak to the community
  • Knowledge of email marketing, social media, Google Groups and Excel databases
  • Ability to work independently and proactively without close supervision
  • Ability to function flexibly in a fast-moving environment in a collaborative way
Additional desired qualifications:
  • Speak a South Asian language desirable (e.g. Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, etc.)
  • Cultural understanding of the South Asian community
  • Current or past involvement with Asian student groups.

We will happily provide reference letters, opportunities for professional networking, and academic credit (on a case-by-case basis, subject to your academic institution’s approval).

Please send letter of interest, resume, and any links to your website or portfolio to gouri.banerjee@gmail.com. Please include “Intern – Summer 2017” in the subject line.