Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation is looking for interns to support the upcoming Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership Cohort (BWNPL). Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership is a safe and intentional peer space for black women in the nonprofit sector where self-care, healing, personal and professional development is crafted and specific to the needs of black women leaders or emerging leaders.  The BWNPL cohort is designed to support black women at the decision-making table or coming to the decision-making table of philanthropy ensuring that more philanthropic dollars and economic dollars reach the black community.

The 12-month BWNPL Cohort is not a substitute for in-organization support and mentorship; it is an opportunity women of color seek to address the burdens and biases experienced by women of color leading and seeking to lead in the Dallas nonprofit sector. 

The cohort provides training, education and support on issues related to mental health and black women, navigating the nonprofit sector as a woman, imposter syndrome, racial healing, time management, avoiding cultural bias, plus more.  

DTRHT is seeking qualified interns that are:

  1. A Black Female Sophomore or Junior at a local Dallas or Ft. Worth University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Able to commit to a Spring and Fall internship.
  3. Able to provide and support social media promotion (some training provided).
  4. Able to provide basic administrative support to cohort facilitators and speakers.
  5. Experienced in or willing to receive training on technology support for virtual cohort management.
  6. Willing to receive training on evaluation planning to support the evaluator for the cohort.
  7. Open to additional support of TRHT cohorts within the required time commitment.

As an intern with the cohort you will:

  1. Participate in all cohort sessions to include receiving all the materials provided to cohort members.
  2. Participate in the final retreat with intern responsibilities as well as an intern graduate of the program.
  3. $300 per month stipend.
  4. Three career planning coaching sessions at the conclusion of the cohort.
  5. Coaching sessions during the cohort with a qualified Executive Coach.
  6. Training and hands-on experience in evaluation planning and analysis.

Applicants will be required to:

  1. Commit to 20-hours per month, inclusive of session participation.
  2. Provide monthly blog posts for Dallas TRHT website about personal experience during the cohort.
  3. Provide administrative and social media support for BWNP cohort and RE now cohorts (within the 20-hour time commitment).
  4. Provide evaluation support/tools development for BWNP cohort.
  5. Provide a personal reflection story-telling document at the conclusion of the internship.

Sessions will be held the third Thursday of each month from 9a to 3p. Interns will be expected to attend all sessions. Our initial meetings will be held virtually. Further planning and meeting locations will be discussed during Q2 of the cohort year.

Cohort Dates

January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021
August 19, 2021
September 16, 2021
October 21, 2021
November 18, 2021

Important Dates

November 1, 2020 – Application Announcement
November 12, 2020 – Application Deadline
November 16, 2020 – Interview Notification
November 23, 2020 – Panel Interview
November 30, 2020 – Panel Interview
December 15, 2020 – Cohort Announcement
January 21, 2021 – Cohort Kick-Off

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A Sophomore or Junior Black woman attending a Dallas or Ft. Worth University
  • Currently have a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Interested in and ability to articulate interest in social justice and racial equity work. 

Participant Commitment: The initial session will be held January 2021 with additional sessions held monthly through November 2021. Sessions will be 6-hour sessions with attendance required for each session. Participants will be provided session dates and times once accepted into the program.  

Application Deadline:  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2020. 

Application Assets:  All completed applications must include the following:

  1. Cohort Participant Application 
  2. Letter of Recommendation or a 60-second video recommendation from a current or past professor, University leadership, past intern supervisor or employer. The letter should include affiliation with the applicant and then the recommendation on why the intern will be a good fit for the cohort, as well as leadership abilities to support the cohort.
  3. Unofficial school transcript
  4. A current bio
  5. A current resume

Selection Process and Timing:  Each application will be thoroughly reviewed by the BWNPL Selection Committee.  Application submission does not guarantee admission into the Cohort. Interviews for applicants that pass the application process will be scheduled during the week of December 14, 2020

Tuition/Registration:  There is no fee for selected applicants.  All expenses are covered by the Cohort.

Point of Contact:  Questions related to the Black Women in NonProfit Leadership Cohort may be directed to bwnp@dallastrht.org


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