Next week, President Obama will issue a proclamation stating that Monday, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day in the United States. Every President of the United States since 1971 has issued this proclamation to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Although there have been great strides make for gender equality in recent years, there’s still more work to be done. In 2010, the average full time female worker in the USA made only 77 cents to every dollar a full time male worker made, and women are still severely underrepresented in Congress. If you’re interested in joining the fight for equality, check out what Idealist has to offer!
- In Los Angeles, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center has two jobs posted on Idealist, while the Girl Scouts of Orange County are searching for a Fund Development Director. If SoCal isn’t your thing, move north to Spokane, Washington, where Planned Parenthood is advertising for two positions.
- The middle of the country is home to many great organizations that promote women’s equality. Women Employed in Chicago focuses on economic equity, particularly for low-wage workers, while Alternatives for Girls in Detroit provides shelter, vocational support and counseling to young women who are homeless or at-risk. Women Employed has three jobs on Idealist while Alternatives for Girls needs to fill two positions.
- For Idealists interested in international work, Anchal in Louisville, Kentucky needs an Administrative and Communications Assistant to help them in their work to provide alternative careers for exploited women in India. In Washington D.C. Women Thrive Worldwide is looking for an Organizational Advancement Associate while in New York City the International Women’s Health Coalition has three jobs available.
- Travel north to New England, the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, and you shouldn’t be surprised to see there are hundreds of organizations striving for women’s rights and equality. Check out the Program Specialist position at the Women’s Business Development Council in Stamford, three positions at Project Place in Boston, or a Director Position at Women Helping Battered Women in Burlington, Vermont.
- If you’re looking for an internship, Washington D.C. is a great place to start. The American Association of University Women needs three interns, including one to work on their Leadership Programs. Next door in Alexandria, Empowered Women International could use several people who are interested in fostering entrepreneurship in women across the world.
- In New York City the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health needs someone with strong writing skills, while in Oakland the Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security is looking for a Communications Intern that can speak Spanish.
- Finally, if you’re looking to get involved as a volunteer, Idealist has you covered. There are around 14,000 volunteer opportunities posted on Idealist at any given time, so there’s a lot to choose from. You can be an Emergency Responder, work with girls after school, facilitate a support group, or work in a feminist community center in Portland, OR.
Remember, every little bit counts. Next week, when we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, check out what Idealist has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a full-time job, a temporary internship, or a volunteer opportunity on the weekends, there’s plenty to choose from on Idealist. So get out there and turn your intentions into action!