In fighting the anti-marriage amendment, the Human Rights Campaign has called upon Mr. Marsocci’s past political experience in appointing him to the advisory board of Protect NC Families and assigning him the duty to help recruit volunteers for the fight in the Triangle area. To assist with this and other HRC duties, he is announcing three internship opportunities. Starting immediately, he will be accepting resumes for a Federal Club intern as well as two political internship positions going through the May 8, 2012 election.
The Federal Club positions is:
“Board of Governors member for The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) based in Raleigh, NC seeks an intern to assist with a major donor fundraising program to further the cause of equality for the LGBT community. Ideal candidate is energetic with strong organizational and detail skills, an outgoing personality, and consistent availability to handle tasks on a weekly and monthly basis. Event planning skills are also a must for 1-2 major fundraising events per year, and familiarity with social media is a plus. Duties include assisting in the creation and execution of an ongoing donor contact program, coordinating with members of the local and national HRC organizations, and occasional newsletter/web article writing, and some general assistant duties from time to time. This is a volunteer position for 5-10 hours per week (sometimes more in the lead up to events, sometimes less during off-event months) with an opportunity to network with movers and shakers in the NC LGBT community and beyond. Resume and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The two political positions are:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.–Margaret Mead.
Board of Governors member for The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) based in Raleigh, NC seeks two interns to assist with the political fight to defeat the anti-marriage amendment on the May 8, 2012 ballot. Ideal candidate is energetic with strong organizational and detail skills, an outgoing personality, and a strong desire to fight for LGBT equality. Duties include assisting in the creation of a volunteer recruitment, training, and mobilization strategy; assisting in the management of phone banking and door to door canvassing activities; and duties of note-taking, meeting minutes writing and distribution, and scheduling meetings in conjunction with the member’s business staff. This is a volunteer position for 5-10 hours per week with more time needed during late March, all of April and the first week of May (and must be 100% available on May 8, 2012). This is an incredible opportunity to network with movers and shakers in the LGBT and political communities and to learn from some of the top grassroots organizational people in NC and beyond. Resume and any questions to email@example.com.”
There should be no second class citizens in North Carolina or in the United States, and this is exactly what the constitutional amendment would enshrine. As much energy and commitment as Mr. Marsocci has for equality, he cannot do it alone and needs help. Please consider volunteering or passing this along to people who may be interested.