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KARP STRATEGIES HAS A JOB OPENING FOR AN ANALYST – STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Karp Strategies – Job Posting for Analyst – Stakeholder Engagement -Winter 2021 (Immediate Hire)Karp Strategies is an urban planning strategy consulting firm that builds stronger communities and thriving cities. We partner with our cross-sector clients to identify their unique needs and provide tailored solutions. We take analysis to action to allow our clients to make better decisions – and ultimately, to build stronger communities, economies, and cities. We deeply value our holistic analytic methods, and maintain strong core values around equity, access, and community engagement when working on planning and development projects. We work on projects around the country, with projects currently underway or starting across the NYC region, and New England. Our team works at the sweet spot where data, people, and place intersect: we strive to understand what drives change in places, and how people, businesses, and institution sexist and can thrive within that change. We value and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our team, and we share a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

Karp Strategies celebrated five years in June 2020, and we’ve grown tremendously since inception from a one person to a team of 15. Due to COVID-19, we are working remotely with the hopes of returning to our offices in Manhattan’s Financial District by the end of2021. This position is anticipated to be remote in the NYC area, with access to tools to ensure great remote work, and could change to in-office in 2021 if safety and health circumstances change. There may be a need for in-person visits or on-the-ground outreach/engagement to facilitate project work, which will follow safety and social distancing protocols.

With current projects ranging from economic and community development planning initiatives to stakeholder analysis and engagement, from infrastructure feasibility and resiliency studies to real estate advisory, Karp Strategies is working with many of the industry’s most dynamic partner firms and clients on pressing, timely challenges facing the country, region, and our city. Karp Strategies is active in the field: our team members are involved with APA-NY’s Urban Design and Diversity Committees, WRISE, ABNY, IEDC,NYBC, CoreNet, OHNY, RPA, Coro, ULI….let’s just say we are plugged into the action and keep our finger on the pulse.

As our company kicks off additional projects, we seek to meet thinkers and doers interested in joining us who care as much about urban change and neighborhoods as we do. Karp Strategies is actively interviewing for a FT ​Analyst​with 1-3 years of demonstrated expertise in community/stakeholder engagement and outreach, writing, qualitative research, and is comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders to join our team as an immediate hire. ​This position is contingent on Karp Strategies being awarded a new Company project, which we anticipate in the coming weeks. Analysts are key members of our team who support client and internal projects, work closely with the Karp Strategies leadership team and other companies that we may partner with, and are involved with many aspects of the consulting process.

Necessary Skills for Success ​(Project Dependent):

●Support stakeholder outreach and engagement​, including focus groups, interviews, briefings, and meetings. Design training guides for facilitators. Manage related logistics and support, including preparation of engagement and analysis materials.

●Support data analysis ​of all kinds: economic, demographic, real estate, market. Determine what kind of changes are going on in neighborhoods and what those changes mean.

●Support qualitative analysis and research​ to triangulate data or as a stand alone project.

●Project manage the heck out of whatever you are working on​, utilizing schedules, project plans, shared file systems, and communication apps. Analysts often play an assistant project manager role on larger projects.

●Design infographics, data visualizations, and graphic representations​​ of policy, process, engineering, and analytical findings to support client projects, business development efforts, and other initiatives with Adobe Suite programs. Ranging from things as simple as agendas to as big as decks going to a client’s investors, execute on translating technical information into layperson formats either independently or on a team.

●Work in a start-up environment ​with a close-knit team and our project partners on misc. tasks, big or small, as they arise.

●Support business development efforts​, including proposal research/writing, research on partner firms, site visits, as needed.

●Strong writing and/or graphic design ​experience is a must given the range of projects and client types.

●Multilingual written and oral skills (particularly Spanish, Chinese, Cantonese and Russian) ​are highly regarded as part of our work with diverse communities across the country.

●A deep curiosity ​about planning issues and an interest in incorporating an equity lens to our work is strongly encouraged.

Likely Content Areas ​(Project Dependent):

●Transformative public spaces

●Economic and community revitalization

●Renewable energy and offshore wind

●Real estate analysis and advisory

●Zoning analysis

●Affordable housing

●Shoreline stabilization/activation + resiliency

●Tech enablement/utilization

●Port/waterfront industry

●Catalytic transportation redevelopment

●Urban policy

●Workforce development

●Small businesses/industrial/manufacturing districts and access

●Health in planning

●Stakeholder engagement

Company Benefits

We prioritize health and wellness at Karp Strategies. As a full-time employee of Karp Strategies, you will have access to our Company benefits, including paid time off (vacation and sick leave), healthcare (medical, vision, dental), membership to One Medical, 401kretirement plan match, professional development opportunities, remote wellness programs, commuter benefits, and more.

Application Details

If these issues pique your interest, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a professional resume, letter of interest, and work samples (writing AND data/design)toinfo@karpstrategies.com​. If you possess language skills beyond English, please share a demonstration of your capabilities. While doing all of these tasks/project types previously is not a hiring requirement, having some experience is advantageous and expected. Interested candidates should demonstrate 1-3 years of work experience in a combination of the areas of responsibility described above, and background either with government, community planning or consulting. Fluency in the Adobe Suite, particularly InDesign, is highly desired. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

We encourage all who are interested to apply.

This is a paid position, with additional opportunities for professional training, skills development, and networking. We are interviewing on a rolling basis

This job description for an at-will position which is non-exempt under the FLSA. Karp Strategies provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment regardless of their age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence status, sex offense of stalking victim status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

STUDENT FARMWORKER ALLIANCE HAS AN OPENING FOR AN EXPERIENCED ORGANIZER

The Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) seeks an experienced organizer to coordinate the involvement of students and youth in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food.  Within the organization’s leadership structure, two SFA Co-coordinators work closely together to direct education, leadership and action within the SFA network. Ideal candidates are highly responsible, work well in teams as part of a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent written and verbal skills.

Location: Immokalee, FL, with very frequent travel

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Compensation:  A modest salary and health benefits; phone bill paid by organization

Please read the following application overview carefully. If you are considering applying, please contact us to learn more and request application materials. Get in touch by calling Jordan at 239-657-8311 or emailing at jordan@allianceforfairfood.org.

MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION JOB OPENING FOR A FIELD REGIONAL ORGANIZER

Job Title: Field Regional Organizer

Division: Field& Organizing

Reports to title: F&O Regional Manager

Designation: FSO

 

Major Responsibilities:

The Field Representative-Organizer is responsible for helping to build strong locals and a strong union by supporting local leaders and rank and file members in all aspects of internal organizing, bargaining, contract enforcement and representation, and implementation of local, regional, and statewide campaigns that connect members to the life of the union.

Essential Job Functions:

•Support locals in all aspects of internal organizing, including membership recruitment and retention, establishing effective building and worksite communication and representational structures, and leadership identification and development.

•Support locals in all aspects of contract enforcement and representation.

•Support locals in all aspects of contract campaigns and negotiations, including multiple forms of democratized bargaining (open, coordinated, coalition, bargaining for the common good), that achieve bargaining standards and build rank and file power

•Support locals to establish effective administrative systems and action plans for member sign-up, new hire orientations, accurate member data collection, and tracking and signing up potential members

Specific Responsibilities:

•Support locals in identifying building based and/or local issues and developing a rank and file strategy to solve the problems

•Support locals to implement initiatives that engage and empower marginalized groups such as members of color and ESPs/classified staff, contingent workers, and center social and racial justice in the work of the union

•Support locals to implement initiatives to build cultural competency, a climate of equity and inclusion, and other initiatives to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion

•Collaborate with regional organizers and Bargaining Campaign and Strategy Specialists to implement strategic and coordinated campaigns and link local bargaining and issues to college/university, regional and statewide campaigns

•Collaborate with TPL and other field staff to develop and deliver training on all aspects of union skills to local leaders and emerging activists based on a popular education model

•Encourage the active participation of locals and their members in the political and legislative activities of the MTA/NEA including the Senate District Coordinator/Political Action Liaison program

•Assist locals to build relationships with students, parents, and the community and to pursue common good initiatives

•Assist with or lead new unit organizing campaigns

•Conduct periodic assessments of membership needs and evaluations of the quality of field services and recommend to the Regional Manager program activities to improve the quality of services to better meet the needs of the members.

•Coordinate all activities of the MTA/NEA in the event of crises related to collective bargaining, employment security, professional quality, organizational integrity, legal rights, or legislative activity in areas to which the Representative is assigned by the Regional Manager.

•Contribute to building a unified and powerful statewide union dedicated to social, racial, and economic justice

•Implement MTA/NEA policy in the area of the Field Representative Organizer’s assignment

•Provide support to MTA committees, task forces, and other teams as assigned.

•Other related duties as needed or assigned within areas of responsibility

Qualifications:

•Commitment to the mission and strategic goals of the MTA and the organized teaching profession

•Substantial experience as a union representative or organizer with demonstrated abilities inorganizing, representational work, contract enforcement, collective bargaining, and strategic campaigns.

•Understanding of key concepts and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that create inequity by race, class, and gender

•Ability to listen and influence across multiple MTA stakeholders and promote intercultural dialogue and organizing

•Experience and familiarity with multiple forms of democratized bargaining including open, coordinated, and coalition bargaining and bargaining for the common good

•Understanding of and commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances social, racial and economic justice and a common good agenda

•Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships and teams with staff, leaders, and members

•Effective writing and communication skills

•Proficiency with MS Word and Excel; experience with Power Point, VAN, and Hustle preferred

•Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees preferred

•Ability to work well under a tight deadline and in a team environment

•Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long hours when needed

•Driver’s license and access to a car required

*MTA reserves the right to waive any qualifications at its discretion*

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value our diverse workforce and welcome applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

NEW YORK STATE PARK POLICE HAS AN OPENING FOR A SEASONAL PUBLIC SAFETY RANGER

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Public Safety Rangers provide general security services within the Division of Park Police of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. They are responsible for insuring patron safety, and the prevention of unlawful activities, through patrol (presence). This i s a seasonal-only position, generally from late May to Labor Day. Public Safety Rangers are subject to the provisions of the Security Guard Act of 1993, are unarmed and have neither peace nor police officer status. They will be assigned to patrol park facilities and grounds, maintain order, enforce park ordinances / regulations, and answer questions from park patrons. On a situational basis, incumbents may also assist with search and rescue operations and marine patrol.

SALARY: $18.88

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Positions for Public Safety Rangers exist in all regions in the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, which include Park regions Allegany, Central, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Long Island, New York City, Niagara, Palisades, Saratoga, Taconic and Thousand Islands.

QUALIFICATIONS Candidate Must:

-be a United States citizen;

-be at least age 18 at time of appointment;

-have a High School Diploma or its equivalent;

-possess and maintain during employment a valid, unrestricted Driver’s License when required;

-meet certain physical and medical requirements, including drug testing;

-be of good moral character and successfully complete a background investigation. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may bar appointment;*

-successfully complete 80 hours of prescribed training including 24 hours of Security Guard training.*

*Fees apply: candidate is required to pay for background finger printing ($101.75) and NYS Security Guard License Application Fee ($36); rates as of 1/2018 and subject to change. Training provided by NYS Park Police at the Park Police Training Academy in Rensselaerville, NY.

UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT, APPEARANCE & CONDUCT STANDARDS

All uniforms and equipment are provided and must be returned at the end of the season. Uniforms may only be worn while on duty and any issued equipment can only be used f or official State business. Public Safety Rangers will be expected to present an image consistent with and act in accordance with the mission of the agency and the Division of Law Enforcement.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO FIND OUT WHERE TO MAIL YOUR APPLICATION CONTACT THE NYS PARK POLICE RECRUITING OFFICER AT THE PARK POLICE OFFICE NEAREST YOU:

Hudson Valley(845) 786-2781 (Palisades, Taconic, Saratoga/Capital)

Long Island(631) 321-3700

Mid-State (315) 492-6422 (Thousand Islands, Central, Finger Lakes)

New York City(212) 694-3620

Western New York(716) 278-1777 (Niagara, Genesee, Allegany)

Division Headquarters – Albany: (518) 474-4029 (information only; no positions) Email: PPOcareers@parks.ny.gov

On the internet:parks.ny.gov/park-police/ranger-employment.aspx

BRANDWORKERS HAS AN OPENING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Since 2007, mostly immigrant specialty food manufacturing workers have organized with Brandworkers to challenge employer impunity and pursue an industry with dignified jobs for all. Today, Brandworkers members lead a resilient and deeply rooted organization of food factory workers which is well-positioned to build increasing levels of power. We’re building an industry-wide labor union – specifically one that is led and operated by workers and centered on racial and gender justice.

In 2020, Brandworkers founder and executive director Daniel Gross, announced that he’ll be transitioning from the staff this year. We are pleased to announce the commencement of a nationwide search for the organization’s next staff leader to carry out the direction of Brandworkers members. The job announcement follows. Please email your candidate nominations to edsearch@brandworkers.org and share the announcement with your contacts. Thank you.

– Bulmaro Cruz and Anne Clark on behalf of the Brandworkers Board of Directors

 

The Organization

Brandworkers is an organization of food factory workers building a solidarity union with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Founded in 2007, we believe that marginalized workers have the unique right and unique power to determine their destiny at work and contribute to transforming the larger society.

Brandworkers members are employed in the fast-growing local food manufacturing industry making a diverse array of specialty food products including artisan bread, seafood products, dumplings, hummus, and more. We organize by centering the leadership and prioritizing the demands of workers of color, particularly women including trans women, indigenous people, and immigrants.

The Role

Brandworkers is seeking an experienced, principled, and community-oriented Executive Director to carry out member vision, contribute to staff leadership, and advance the overall forward-thinking direction from members. The Executive Director is responsible for the fidelity to and work on behalf of Brandworkers’ vision, mission, strategies, culture, and goals. This is a full-time position located in Queens, New York with some travel to New Jersey.

Vision, Mission, and Strategy

  • Support Brandworkers members as well as staff and allies to express, share, and pursue a vision of a local food manufacturing industry controlled by workers
  • Cultivate “mission leadership” among Brandworkers members, staff, and core allies to retain focus on and steady advancement of the work to build a worker-led-and-operated union in local food manufacturing that centers racial and gender justice
  • Facilitate collaborative, iterative, and dynamic strategy formulation and refinement to win
  • Serve as staff point person to safeguard strong centering and leadership of Brandworkers people of color membership in governance, direction, strategy, and activities of the organization, with a special attention to obstacles facing Black workers
  • Meet needs of department leaders to advance the work including membership organizing, campaign strategy and execution, factory organizing drives, gender justice initiative, and coalition building

Constituent Safety and Effectiveness 

  • Serve as staff lead co-creating an anti-oppressive Brandworkers, particularly for Black and brown women and other POC members, staff, and allies
  • Ensure Brandworkers programmatic, development, administrative, and organizational development work is carried out with an explicit racial and gender justice lens
  • Integrate language justice in the fabric of all Brandworkers’ work
  • Create a safe and inclusive environment for trans constituents and other gender non-conforming constituents
  • Sustain transparency and equity in all of Brandworkers’ financial and organizational systems, tools, and processes
  • Champion Brandworkers’ dedicated spaces for marginalized groups and dedicated groups for allies
  • Model a safe environment for dissent, creativity, sharing, and questions, especially from Brandworkers’ people of color constituents

Culture, Operating System, and Learning

  • Champion, model, and communicate Brandworkers’ overall culture and pillars of Member First-Always, Commitment to Victory, and Prioritization of the Most Marginalized
  • Facilitate Brandworkers’ annual goal-setting process, quarterly goal review, and use of qualitative and quantitative learning metrics
  • Draw lines in the sand to learn from, agree on metics, debrief results, incorporate insights earned so they’re actually acted on in the future
  • Protect new ideas, encourage experimentation, create a safe environment for trying to new things, institutionalize learning and action on those learnings

Fundraising

  • Work with the development team to grow sustainable mission dollars for Brandworkers, defined as resources fully aligned with the work we’ve set out to do
  • Serve as a key leader in cultivating, inviting, and stewarding gifts and grants in Brandworkers’ grassroots, foundation, and individual donor fundraising including monthly donation fundraising
  • Identify and build relationships to benefit Brandworkers’ resource base
  • Partner with the development team on strategy formulation and contribute external awareness

Board of Directors

  • Report to and work with the Board of Directors, and participate in deliberations of the Board
  • Carry out decisions and direction from the Members’ Committee of the Board
  • Work with board in identifying, recruiting, and orienting new Board members from Brandworkers membership and ally community
  • Identify or provide trainings to Board members as needed in fundraising, board governance, or any other needed areas
  • Work with the Board to develop an annual resource development plan, including identifying new donors, soliciting donations, maintaining relationship with major donors
  • Prepare all necessary materials, financial reports for Board meetings

Operations and Personnel 

  • Serve as point person for Brandworkers’ administrative work
  • Liaison with building manager, ensuring maintenance of office, and negotiating terms of lease
  • Serve as point person for financial consultants’ work on compliance with liability insurance, workers compensation, and employment safety laws, payroll, and benefits

Financial Management

  • With financial team, develop and track annual budgets, making modifications as necessary, and conduct cash flow forecasting to project fundraising needs for annual work and multi-year strategic plans
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  • Be responsible for the team in bookkeeping, tracking accounting and expenses
  • Be responsible for timely completion of audits, financial reviews, 990, and tax filings in compliance with the IRS and other 501c3 requirements

Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated track record of marginalized worker power building with an emphasis on creative worker self-activity
  • Have thrived in highly collaborative, transparent, and equitable work environments
  • Deeply felt and realized commitment to everyday anti-racism and anti-sexism within organizations and in campaigns
  • 5 years of senior leadership experience in community or labor organizing
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a mission-driven and learning-oriented team fostering a healthy and collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction from marginalized community members

Desired Qualifications

  • Have a track record of leading fundraising efforts with individual donors and foundations
  • Leadership poise and equanimity amid crisis and inevitable attacks against marginalized membership
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish strongly preferred

Working at Brandworkers

Brandworkers works to foster an intersectional, anti-oppressive work environment including in race and gender-equitable allocation of workload, dedicated spaces for staff members with marginalized identities, direction on issues from staffers directly impacted, a culture that promotes safety for dissent, challenges to privilege, and more.

Starting salary for the Executive Director role ranges from $70,000 to $85,000 depending on experience. The organization provides fully-paid health and dental benefits, as well as participation in Brandworkers’ retirement program. Among other benefits, we offer generous vacation and professional development policies, a pre-tax commuter and health savings benefit, cell phone reimbursement, and a sabbatical policy.

To apply, please send a meaningful cover letter and your resume to jobs [at] brandworkers.org. Please include your pronouns. We welcome learning about any needs you have to feel safe in the application process. Applications are considered as they arrive so please apply promptly if interested and no later than March 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please email edsearch@brandworkers.org

Brandworkers strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBT people, and other traditionally oppressed communities.

SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT THE FRICK COLLECTION

Summer 2021

Two placements available.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum with a collection of more than 1,500 works of art—dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century—displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s leading resources for the study of Western art. The Frick Collection will reopen to the public in early 2021 in the Marcel Breuer–designed building at 945 Madison Avenue, formerly home to the Whitney Museum of American Art and most recently The Met Breuer. The temporary location, called Frick Madison, will house the Frick’s collections, programs, and staff during the renovation and expansion of its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street.

Internship

The Education Department of The Frick Collection is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for summer 2021. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, this internship may be conducted using a fully remote or blended work model. Opportunities for onsite work will be offered only if it is safe to do so based on local circumstances. Your application will not be adversely affected if you are unable to travel to New York or complete onsite work. Interns will need access to high speed internet and a computer. The museum can lend laptops for the duration of the internship to those who do not have access to a computer.

Education at the Frick facilitates a vital and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in object-based teaching. Our programs seek to welcome everyone by removing barriers to engagement, in fulfillment of Henry Clay Frick’s wish for a museum “to which the entire public shall forever have access.” This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department.

Together with the Frick’s experienced Education staff, interns participate in the planning and implementation of public programs, including authoring and presenting a public gallery talk. Additionally, interns participate in a wide range of enrichment sessions, including introductions to the permanent collection and the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, opportunities to interact with staff from across the institution, and a weekly reading group on topics in the field of museum education.

Eligibility

The Ayesha Bulchandani Internship is open to undergraduate students and members of the class of 2020. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in art history, museum education, and related studies. Foreign nationals must be eligible to participate in internship placements in the U.S and receive a stipend.

Time Commitment

The internship spans nine weeks, from mid-June to mid-August, with activities typically carried out four days per week. Please note that Education interns may be needed on selected weekday evenings and weekends to assist with public programs.

Stipend

In addition to the other benefits associated with an internship at The Frick Collection, a stipend of $5,000 is available for Education interns under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for Undergraduate Students. Although all undergraduate applicants are eligible for the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program, preference will be given to applicants who receive need-based financial aid from their college or university or submit a brief statement indicating financial need.

Benefit of an Internship with The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection offers excellent opportunities to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art. All interns of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s museums. Summer interns will attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as close looks at the permanent collection, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and career discussions with staff across the institution. The Frick also provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

Applications for the Summer 2021 Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship will be accepted through March 31, 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted in April for interviews, to be conducted via Zoom. All applicants will be notified of their application status by May 15, 2021.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to the Education Assistant at internships@frick.org, as follows:

Subject Line: Ayesha Bulchandani Education Internship—Summer 2021

Please attach a single PDF with all required materials:

  • A cover letter that includes the following:
    • Your reasons for applying to the Frick’s Education Department, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study and career preparations
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
  • A résumé
  • If applicable, a copy of your financial aid award letter from your college or university for the current academic year and/or a written statement if your circumstances require further explanation. Written statements should not exceed 250 words.
  • A scan of the signed certification statement on page three, (of the related PDF listing above)

Education Internships
internships@frick.org
The Frick Collection

For more information: Please visit our internships page at https://www.frick.org/careers/internships(link is external)

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where selection for employment/intern/ volunteer opportunities is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment//internship/volunteerism, including, but not limited to, hiring/selection, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment/internship/volunteer placement.