NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is hiring canvassers to support and promote pro-choice issues and values. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual looking to make an impact on issues they feel passionately about, while also developing skills. We will be going door-to-door to reach out to and have face-to-face conversations within communities to educate people on choice issues and legislation. We have a welcoming and positive work environment. A strong commitment to reproductive rights and justice is a must. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Engage with people in the community, educating them on pro-choice issues and values
Serve as a passionate and professional ambassador for the organization and its work
Consistently show up on time for all scheduled shifts
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to quickly build a rapport in conversation with others, regardless of their views
Ability to follow general script and adjust as needed to audience
Ability to meet reasonable number of doors per night
Able to walk for several hours
Punctuality – shifts have pre-set start times
Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized
Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Enthusiastically supportive of mission and philosophy of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Previous canvassing experience, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, is preferred
Access to a car a plus, but not required
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All our positions require a sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences.
The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman access to her full range of reproductive choices. Responsibility to such a vision requires the meaningful participation of diversity of voices, including those who have been underrepresented in the past. For too long NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has operated without such participation.
Recognizing that unpaid internships are often a financial impossibility for young people seeking experience in the non-profit sector, we wish to lessen this barrier to entry. As our priority is to broaden the diversity of voices in the reproductive rights movement, which have long reflected the experiences of white women, we wish to allocate existing funds to support an intern of color. With this stipend, we hope to continue to challenge patterns of under representation in this field in addition to supporting the professional and leadership development of a young person in the reproductive rights movement.
Stipends are not exclusive to any one internship position. Recipients must commit to either a 6-month or year-long position and must be able to work roughly 20 hours a week.
To apply for the stipend, please submit a supplemental essay of no more than 500 words in addition to your cover letter and resume.
In the supplemental essay, please answer the following question: How will you bring a unique and diverse perspective to NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts?