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Pink Triangle Legacies Project Internships

The Pink Triangle Legacies Project offers a limited number of paid internships per year. Through these virtual internships, PTL Project Interns develop a wide range of marketable skills as they produce new profile resource kits for the LGBTQ+ Stories from Nazi Germany initiative, manage the PTL Project's social media channels, and work with our Director on the strategic planning for the Project. 

The application deadline for the Fall 2024 Internship is Friday, June 21. 

 Overview

The Fall 2024 Internship will run from the week of August 12 to the week of December 9, 2024 (exact dates will be selected based on the successful candidate's schedule). The deadline for applications is Friday, June 21, and all applicants will be notified of decisions by July 15.

 

The internship is: 

Part-Time: Internships last approximately 15 weeks and require approximately 10 hours of work per week, including a weekly 1 hour Zoom meeting with the internship supervisor, PTL Project Director Jake Newsome.

Fully Virtual: All work is conducted collaboratively online and requires no in-person commitments.

Paid: Internships provide a stipend of $1,000 and additional benefits (see below for more details). 

Eligibility

Pink Triangle Legacies Project internships are open to anyone in the United States who:

  • is committed to preserving and sharing LGBTQ+ history 

  • has easy access to a university or public library for conducting the necessary research 

  • has equipment to record their videos, such as a laptop, smartphone, or camera 

  • has a Gmail account (all work will be conducted on Google Drive)

  • is 18 years of age or older

Tasks & Duties

Pink Triangle Legacies Project interns spend their time working on two main projects:

 

LGBTQ+ STORIES FROM NAZI GERMANY 

Interns research, write, and produce one profile resource kit to be added to the PTL Project’s LGBTQ+ Stories from Nazi Germany initiative. These profile resource kits tell the true story of a queer person who lived during the era of the Holocaust. To serve different learning styles, each profile resource kit includes the following, all of which are created by the intern: 

  • A digital essay of no more than 1,100 words;

  • A PDF handout of no more than 600 words;

  • A 5-7 minute YouTube video

  • 6 posts to be published on the PTL Project's social media channels

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Interns create content and manage posts across the PTL Project’s social media platforms. Each week, they are responsible for designing and publishing: three image or text based posts on Instagram and Facebook and three video-based posts on TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels. In addition to sharing historical content and information about the PTL Project, interns should be able to conceptualize and design posts that are timely and responsive to current events. 

 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Designing posts in our Canva Pro account 

  • Managing post captions and hashtags

  • Scheduling and tracking post analytics in Buffer, our social media management account

  • Developing and executing strategies to promote follower engagement

Compensation

Upon the completion of the internship, interns receive:

  • $1,000.00

  • A personalized, signed copy of Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

  • Letters of recommendation when applying for jobs, internships, scholarships, graduate school, etc.

  • Personal review of and feedback on professional materials such as resumes and cover letters

 

Additionally, the PTL Project will work with your school or organization to help you receive internship or class credit for your internship. It is the responsibility of the intern to find out what paperwork and documentation that their school or organization needs. 

Skills

Over the course of the internship, interns develop and hone the following skills:

  • Public history

  • Research

  • Social media management

  • Graphic design

  • Data analysis and organization 

  • Video editing and production

  • Longterm strategic planning

  • Project management

  • Written and oral communication

  • Digital Humanities

  • Teamwork and collaboration

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about the internship program. If you have questions, please email jake@pinktrianglelegacies.org.

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