Vacancy: Summer 2018 Intern/Office Assistant 

Saheli seeks interns for Summer of 2018 (12 hours/week) to assist the organization with administrative tasks and respond to email and written communications. We are a domestic violence prevention agency located in Burlington, MA. Burlington is on the 350 bus line, which connects to the Red Line at 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
  • 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 mail and email
  • Working with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and their children who come to the office.
  • Assist the staff with technology, software and databases.
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.
  • Ability to work as a team member and switch gracefully to changing priorities.
Additional desired qualifications:
  • Knowledge of South Asian culture desirable (e.g. India Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc.)
  • Cultural understanding of the South Asian gender relationships
  • Current or past involvement with Asian student groups
  • Public speaking abilities.

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) for deserving interns.

Please send letter of interest, resume, and any links to your website or portfolio to Please include “Intern – Summer 2018” in the subject line.