It takes a village.
As with any small, grassroots, community-based non-profit organization, volunteers, interns and skilled professionals play a very important role at QWOCMAP.
Our volunteer and intern needs are based primarily in San Francisco, CA where our office is located, and where we hold community events and programming, including our annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
Skilled professionals anywhere in the world can volunteer for specific, short-term, discrete projects.
We are always open to people from our community helping us in any way that they are willing and able, and we are eternally grateful for your support! Thank you!
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This opportunity came at such a serendipitous crossroads in my personal/professional life and I look forward to working more with QWOCMAP and this amazing network of filmmakers. As June Jordan said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
Thank you so much for everything!
QWOCMAP strives to serve our multiple communities in ways that are respectful and positive, and that nourish justice and create equity. It’s a big goal, and we believe that queer women of color, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color deserve it! We want the best volunteers because we believe that our audiences deserve to have a wonderful, welcoming QWOCMAP experience. We know that our amazing volunteers mirror the light that radiates from our community, and we cannot thank you enough!
We have volunteer positions at our QWOCMAP office, during the Film Festival, at our after parties, and at our community events throughout the year. The venues we choose for our events are ALWAYS wheelchair accessible, and we make sure to take into account the access needs of everyone in attendance. Our volunteers span multiple levels of ability, and we want to know what works best for you! We whole-heartedly believe that hard work is sexy. So please come join us. Thank you!
Thank YOU for letting me be a small part of this incredible initiative! I’m so grateful for the warmth and generosity of everyone at QWOCMAP. It is an absolute pleasure working with you all 🙂
We have internship programs in areas of communications, event planning and development, grassroots fundraising, and production and editing. All internships have a minimum commitment of two to four months and take place in our San Francisco, CA office. Because internships begin at various times throughout the year, please let us know when you are considering participating in an internship or if your dates are flexible.
Our interns have our utmost respect, and we hope that this will be a learning experience for both you and us. While we do not have adequate funds to pay our interns, a small stipend and/or school/college credit can be negotiated. We are more than happy to work with you to develop funding sources for your internship such as letters of recommendation, developing your goals, and other technical support. Please let us know what might work for you and your school or organization.
Experience with or passion for any of these areas is a plus:
- Community organizing
- Independent work skills
- Group work skills
- Flexible with day-to-day and long-term tasks
We will work with you to specialize your responsibilities so that they make the most sense to what you are willing and able to do. We value transparency and direct communication, and care deeply about your needs and points of access in relation to the ways in which we operate here at QWOCMAP.
We want to make sure you are getting as much as you possibly can out of an internship with us – that we are learning from each other, and that you are given the agency you deserve, because as queer women, trans, and gender nonconforming people of color, we all want and need to utilize our capacities to lead, to resist, to survive, and to thrive.
Please e-mail to email@example.com:
- a cover letter, specifying what type of internship may be of interest
- your résumé or CV
- 2 strong writing samples, which can be class assignments but have to be what you think are your BEST writing
- if you have it, a video, design, or photography portfolio
You will be contacted soon after with an assessment of your interests, skills, and the ways that we may benefit each other.
Communications (Spring, Summer, and Fall)
There’s very little that QWOCMAP loves more than communication.
Our Communications intern can be responsible for community engagement, media research and archiving, demographic data and statistics, press releases and e-mail blasts, web content production and editorial work, infographics and social networking and outreach, especially in relation to and preparation for our annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
Please e-mail a cover letter, specifying your interest in a Communications Internship with QWOCMAP, your availability, and your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted soon after with an assessment of your interests, skills, and the ways that we may benefit each other.
Event Planning and Development (Winter, Spring)
We do more than put on an amazing Queer Women of Color Film Festival each year!
Do you have a love for fostering and sustaining space for our queer and trans communities of color? Do you have a commitment to accessibility, and working to improve and construct logistics in line with our community-minded values?
Our Event Planning and Development intern organizes community events and programming to support our Film Festival and our ever-growing QWOCMAP family.
Grassroots Fundraising (Year Round)
The basis of any non-profit is fundraising. Unfortunately, we can’t do what we do (anti-capitalist and economic justice work) without funds and support. We are seeking passionate, community-minded people with the skills to help make our collective visions possible. Our Grassroots Fundraising intern will be involved in community partner outreach, as well as grant writing and editing, and fund tracking and organizing.
Production and Editing (Spring and Fall)
We want to create with you! Our Production and Editing intern will work closely with our Filmmaker Training Program staff, utilizing skills in both technical and creative production and editing, production assistance, as well as mentorship and facilitation for participants of our training program. Intermediate knowledge and background in digital video and editing programs is required.
Research (Year Round)
We are interested in connecting academic and art, community and colleges.
Coming soon …