COMMUNICATIONS INTERN 2019

About Catcalls of NYC

Catcalls of NYC raises public awareness about street harassment by writing instances of harassment on New York City sidewalks word-for-word with chalk, alongside the hashtag #stopstreetharassment. The goal of the public art is to make passersby consider the experience of being harassed. The images, posted to Instagram, gather and illustrate how widespread this behavior is. The account is a platform to educate, create community and promote story sharing. Both digital and real life iterations elicit dialogue and empathy. The goal of the initiative is to encourage action through education and awareness locally and globally.

Overview  

We are looking for an enthusiastic young activist passionate about ending street harassment. The Communications Intern will be a vital part of Catcalls of NYC’s team and help respond to messages on social media, document and categorize reports of harassment, and collaborate on campaign organization, event planning and community outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE 

  • Respond to daily reports of gender-based street harassment

  • Organize reports in detailed spreadsheet 

  • Identify like-minded organizations and potential partnerships

  • Provide support for special events and campaigns 

  • Other communications related tasks as needed

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR 

  • A deep commitment to social justice and promoting equality in public space

  • An intersectional feminist lens 

  • Self-starter with strong time management skills

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Knowledge of Instagram and Google tools

  • Willingness to learn and grow

The internship is unpaid but can be done for school credit. We are willing to offer mentorship opportunities, support and valuable experiences-- including invites to events and networking opportunities.

If interested, e-mail your resume and cover letter to sophie@catcallsofnyc.com