Join Our Team
We’re a small but mighty organization looking for the newest members of our ambitious, highly effective, and growing team.
Advocacy and Engagement Manager
The Advocacy and Engagement Manager will work hand-in-hand with the Advocacy Director to manage advocacy, education, and public engagement initiatives across projects, coalitions, and partnerships. Specifically, the Advocacy and Engagement Manager will lead our work with the Rights, Faith & Democracy Collaborative, a coalition (Gender Justice, Take Action MN, OutFront MN, and Jewish Community Action) working to develop collaborative strategies to counter efforts to use religion as a license to discriminate. This role also takes the lead on advocacy and education work supporting the rights of transgender youth and transgender athletes. A large part of this role will be working on managing, building, and deepening the organization’s coalition work and increasing our effectiveness at demonstrating public support for our initiatives.
The Development Coordinator will play an integral role helping to plan and implement a fundraising strategy for a rapidly growing multi-million dollar organization. Gender Justice’s development team fundraises for both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations, including Gender Justice, UnRestrict Minnesota, Gender Justice Action, and UnRestrict Minnesota Action.The development team’s vision is to develop stable, consistent, and flexible sources of funding to facilitate Gender Justice’s growth and sustain a larger organization. We currently run a robust grant seeking program and a new, rapidly growing individual donor program. We are looking to launch a sponsorship program in 2023. With Gender Justice’s growth trajectory, there are likely to be opportunities for advancement within Gender Justice’s development team.
The Legal Assistant is an administrative superstar, who provides essential support to the litigation team, and helps out with other organizational administrative tasks as needed.
The Administrative Assistant plays a key role in maintaining our workspace and the tools and systems we need to do our work. The ideal candidate is excited to help keep our organization running smoothly and serving in a support role to other staff working directly on mission-focused efforts.
Internships & Fellowships
Gender Justice is committed to mentoring the next generation of advocates for gender equity. We offer compelling learning experiences for law students, new lawyers, and paralegals. We also welcome inquiries from college students studying public policy, gender theory, nonprofit administration, and related fields.
Note: Fall 2022 internships have been filled.
We provide stipends for legal interns who are with us for the summer or semester.
To apply for a legal internship, click here to send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to us by the following deadlines:
Summer positions: March 15
Fall semester positions: August 15
Spring semester positions: December 15
Legal intern positions are filled on a rolling basis as we receive applications.
With growing attacks on reproductive freedom and LGBTQ+ equity, we’re looking to increase our development capacity so we can expand our work. During your internship, you’ll learn about fundraising, non-profit administration, communications, database management, and planning events.
We welcome applications from anyone interested in learning about non-profits and gender equity. Internships last one semester (or one summer) and include a stipend. We fill internship positions on a rolling basis as we receive applications.
To apply, email your resume to [email protected].
We sponsor fellows who receive funding through a variety of programs, including but not limited to the Robina Foundation, Skadden Foundation, PFund Foundation, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Stanford Public Interest Center, Equal Justice Works, New Sector Alliance, and fellowships sponsored by law schools around the country.
If you are interested in a Gender Justice sponsorship for a one or two-year legal fellowship, please send us an inquiry by clicking here.
Gender Justice seeks to provide student development and leadership opportunities that reflect our values of equity and inclusion with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering the leadership of women, people of color, Native and indigenous people, LGBQ and trans people, immigrants, and others living in marginalized communities.
10 Years of Change
Our organization has celebrated some big wins over the years and we continue to grow in the ways we harness strategic impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and education to push the law forward when it comes to gender equality. Check out what we’ve accomplished, together.