FAR Project Intern Applications Due Sept. 15, 2019

It’s about every three years when we at Feminism and Religions put out a solicitation for a new intern to join our team. Back in 2013 we had the great privilege of having Kate Brunner join us. She came on as an intern and stayed to become one of our permanent co-weavers who help run the day-to-day behind-the-scenes of this collaborative project. She reorganized the structure and rhythm of how we run things and made it easier for us to bring in the next person. Enter Katie M. Deaver at the end of 2016. She is the superhero who so smoothly swooped in as Kate stepped back to attend grad school. Katie shared all the values and ethos of FAR – it was the most organic match we could have hoped for. Truly FAR couldn’t have survived without each of them.

FAR is an all-volunteer effort and now, again three years later, we are looking to bring on a next team member. From the very start, we have been of the mindset that the more voices and perspectives we can bring into constructive, community-building dialogue, the better. So…might you be up and ready to contribute to this collaborative feminist task?

One of our primary current objectives is to bring in another wave of FAR contributors. This is a rich feminist space of dialogue across difference and we are ripe for new voices to join in. If you would like to partner in continuing to nurture and sustain this unique space, consider submitting an application to join us as an intern – then perhaps you might also stay on as a co-weaver. This is the time! Applications are due September 15, 2019.

Art work designed by Jaysen Waller - http://www.jaysenwaller.com/Project Summary:
Feminism and Religion (FAR), feminismandreligion.com, is a project that brings together multiple feminist voices from around the world to dialogue about the “f-word” in religion and the intersection between scholarship, activism, and community. It was established in the hope that feminist scholars of religion — and all who are interested in these issues — would utilize this forum to share their ideas, insights, and experiences so that the community of thinkers would be nurtured as diverse and new directions are explored. The project has been incredibly successful in offering such a space and continues to act as a medium for feminist community.

Position Overview:
Feminism and Religion is seeking a creative, industrious, responsible, and highly-organized intern interested in working for a community-oriented collaborative online feminist project. Strong knowledge of the field of feminism and religion, excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to engage WordPress and other forms of social media is important. Responsibilities include website support, reviewing, editing and uploading posts, responding to comments and submission inquiries, recruiting new contributions, and sharing content.

This is an unpaid internship designed to be a learning opportunity for the intern. FAR co-founders/co-weavers will work closely with the intern to help provide a positive learning experience. This internship is a 6 month position, with the option to renew, and will require approximately 10 hours per week.

Values and Expectations:
We work to create and maintain a positive, encouraging, and collaborative environment for Feminism and Religion and its broader community. A FAR intern is expected to value:

  • Collaboration
  • Dialogue
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Community building
  • Gender justice

To Apply:
Please e-mail FAR co-weavers at (feminismandreligionblog@gmail.com) with:

  • Your resume, including 2 references who can speak to your reliability, diligence, organizational style, and responsibility (these can be professional, academic, or scholastic).
  • A cover letter indicating the reasons you are interested in working with FAR.  Please highlight your interest and background in feminism, religion, gender justice issues, and/or gender/race/sexuality issues in religion.
  • A writing sample between 1000-2500 words – a blog post is ideal.

Applications are due September 15, 2019.  Candidates will be contacted for more information and to schedule interviews by the end of September. For more information, contact Xochitl Alvizo or Katie Deaver at feminismandreligionblog@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you – Rage on!

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