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Jobs and Internships at Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)


Fundraising and Finance Intern

Fundraising is fun!

Are you interested in communications and development? Would you like to learn more about fundraising, social media, and public relations in the nonprofit sector? Are you ready to get hands-on building momentum for our movement, bringing in resources to support the needs of the TGNCI community, and growing our political power? If so, great news! The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is seeking an intern to join the Fundraising and Finance Team!

Through this internship, you will gain familiarity with many aspects of development. You will be working on grassroots fundraising campaigns, which includes social media outreach, event planning, and managing communications and cultivating donor relations. You will also be working with institutional fundraising in areas of grant writing and research. Interns and volunteers often also work on our biannual newsletter and our biannual direct mailings. You will learn how to maintain our various databases and use applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, WordPress, CiviCRM, and more.

Our mission at SRLP is to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression regardless of income or race and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. We believe that trans justice is inextricable from racial, gender and economic justice, so we aim to increase the political voice of low-income people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. SRLP is an equal opportunity employer. People within the TGNCI community, people of color, women, femme-identified people, people who have lived in poverty, people with disabilities and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply!

Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer and usually last twelve weeks. Internships are unpaid and must be completed in the office during the regular hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter.

We are happy to assist interns in applying for school credit.

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to fft [at] or by mail to

FFT Intern Hiring
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W. 24th St., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please indicate Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring in your application.


Spring 2016 Prisoner Correspondence Intern

We are currently accepting applications for a prisoner correspondence intern for Spring 2016. Requirements include a familiarity with prisoner rights and the prison industrial complex,  strong writing and organizational skills, and a minimum of 10 hours a week. If you are interested please email mik [at] srlp. org with the subject line “prisoner correspondence intern” and include a resume, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and a cover letter stating why you wish to work with the Prisoner Justice Project at SRLP. You do not need to be a law student to apply.



Director of Finance and Operations

The Director of Finance and Operations will work directly with SRLP Staff and Collective to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization as well as manage the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission. This position oversees the financial health of the organization including coordinating the annual audit and the Collective budgeting process, and maintaining the cash flow, with an eye for growth. This position also guides and manages the overall provision of Office Management and Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire organization. The Director of Finance and Operations is part of the SRLP Collective and will participate in Collective decision making processes, staff meetings, retreats, and share organizational responsibilities with other Collective members.

Primary duties and responsibilities:


  • Manage financial systems and work with all staff to ensure efficient, accurate, timely, and compliant financial administration.
  • Coordinate and oversee independent audit and preparation of Federal and state filings.
  • Supervise the Bookkeeping consultant.
  • Process deposits, check requests, invoices and internal reimbursements.
  • Work with Fundraising and Finance Team to lead the organization’s annual budgeting process ensuring alignment with strategic priorities and goals.
  • Provide ongoing guidance related to financial decisions, planning and strategy development based on budgeted and forecasted expenses, revenue, assets, and cash flow analysis.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports to effectively communicate the organization’s financial position to Staff, Collective and other stakeholders, including funders.
  • Review financial transactions to ensure accuracy and compliance with the organization’s budget, and financial protocols and procedures.
  • Train and support Staff and Collective on budgets, financial responsibility and fiscal management.

Human Resources

  • Help ensure a healthy, supportive, and sustainable work environment that adheres to both legal requirements and SRLP’s values.
  • Coordinate recruitment, hiring and orientation of new staff.
  • Ensure accountability and support as staff and Core Collective Members transition out of SRLP.
  • Administer and process salaries and benefits.
  • Coordinate regular Core Collective Member supervision and evaluations.
  • Coordinate staff and collective trainings to increase skills and address growth areas.

Organizational Development

  • Work with Collective Development Team to:
    • Coordinate Board Meetings and annual collective retreats.
    • Improve and maintain our infrastructure and the capacity for us to do our work in a sustainable and non-hierarchical way.
    • Increase the participation, decision-making, and leadership of trans women and trans feminine people and low-income trans people and trans people of color in organizational governance.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as an officer of the organization.
  • Participate in other Collective-wide responsibilities including attending Quarterly Meetings, Retreats, Supervision and Team meetings.
  • Participate and follow-through on other staff responsibilities, as agreed to.

Office Management

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate emergency and safety planning protocols.
  • Manage maintenance and support for office equipment and technology.
  • Order and maintain office supplies.
  • Coordinate utilities, insurance, and office cleaning.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Attention to detail and strong ability to work independently
  • Tech savvy with preferred proficiency in Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and CiviCRM
  • Commitment to gender self-determination centered in racial and economic justice
  • Two years experience in small non-profit sector
  • Experience with budgeting
  • Ability to work in a non-hierarchical collective
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Hours and Compensation:
This position is a full-time, salaried position with medical and dental benefits as well as three weeks paid vacation. 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends. Consistent with our values as a collective, all full-time staff are paid the same base annual salary, currently $54,101.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to FFT Hiring Committee, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011 or to (email application is preferred).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, we prefer to receive all applications by December 18, 2015. SRLP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, trans people, women, people with intersex conditions or DSDs, people who have lived in poverty, people with disabilities and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls please. We will only contact applicants we intend to interview.