The following are available positions with the Task Force.
Task Force Internship
The Task Force is seeking a reliable, self-motivated individual to support the Task Force’s social services data collection and community collaboration efforts. The internship position will be managed and guided by the Task Force Coordinator. This internship is unpaid, and is available to be conducted remotely or onsite in New Orleans. This internship will provide the intern with experience working within the domestic US anti-trafficking movement, and give insight into the process of cross-disciplinary collaboration and community partnership.
The intern will support the Task Force’s efforts to create and implement a community resource inventory survey on human trafficking survivor housing options within the Greater New Orleans region. The intern will research and liaise with potential community partners, and support data analysis of survey responses. Additionally, the intern will assist in the development and maintenance of a coordinated service referral network, including working with victim-service providers and law enforcement partners in the Greater New Orleans region. This network will become a central platform for coordinating the wrap-around, individualized support needed to best serve survivors of human trafficking victims.
Successful candidates should be self-motivated, with the ability to successful complete tasks remotely or offsite. Work hours and schedule can be flexible, with weekly meetings and some outreach activities during workday hours (9:00am- 5:00pm central time) required.
- Support the Task Force Coordinator in the creation, implementation and analysis of a community resource inventory survey focused on human trafficking victim/survivor housing the Greater New Orleans region
- Outreach and liaison with Greater New Orleans area housing providers and potential community partners
- Distribute and monitor the survey
- Support the TFC in data analysis of survey responses
- Create a user-friendly Resource Guide and supplemental data briefing highlighting the survey’s findings
- Demonstrated background knowledge on human trafficking and the anti-human trafficking movement
- Research and data collection experience
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills, familiarity with Google Drive and cloud platforms
- Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively in an office setting and remotely outside of an office setting
- Content creation and graphic design a plus (IE: creating flyers, etc.)
- Experience in non-profit or social services setting a plus
Opportunities as an Intern:
- Network with service providers and potential employers in the Greater New Orleans region from organizations in a variety of social service provider movements, including: anti-trafficking, domestic violence/sexual assault, homelessness, foreign national and refugee services, and more.
- Access to U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, and other federal agency webinars and training sessions on human trafficking response. Also welcome to attend training sessions or Task Force meetings associated with the GNOHTTF.
- Flexible work hours with the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the United States.
- Create a final product that will positively impact the Greater New Orleans community and provide you with a tangible “fruit of your labor”.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is full. To apply, please send a: resume, cover letter, and answers to the questions listed below attached with the subject line “Task Force Internship- (last name)” to: Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator, at email@example.com. Priority will be given to applications turned in by April 15th, 2018.
1. In your own words, what is human trafficking?
2. In your own words, please list or describe vulnerabilities that make a person more likely to experience human trafficking. Who do you think is the most vulnerable to trafficking within the U.S.?
3. Describe a time that you worked with someone you disagreed with, or who had a different opinion than you. How did you respond?
4. Role Play: You distributed a survey to 10 organizations last week, and only 1 has responded. What steps do you take to get the remaining 9 organizations to complete the survey?
5. Have you ever created or implemented a survey or research project that involved data collection? If so, please describe.