9/11 Living Memorial
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Voices of September 11th relies on the help of volunteers who share our mission of supporting the 9/11 community and all those who have been affected by terrorism.
VOICES seeks volunteers throughout the year to assist the full-time staff at our office, as well as for the September 10th and 11th Commemorative Events in Lower Manhattan. Though special skills are always welcome, our only requirement for volunteers is a desire to assist others and further VOICES' mission.
Please contact our office today for more information or to begin working with us.
VOICES is actively seeking high-school and college-age interns. Our Summer Internship program provides a hands-on experience for students interested in 9/11 issues, public policy reform, and non-profit organizations. VOICES is also interested in working with students in the Fairfield County/ Southeastern Connecticut area during the school year. Internships are available for our New Brunswick, NJ office for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates and provides services for all those affected by September 11, 2001; promotes public policy reform for prevention, preparedness and response; and builds bridges between international communities changed by terrorism. In 2006 VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Living Memorial is available on line.
VOICES Communications Interns will work with our Communications Director to promote programs and services provided by VOICES, assist in the creation of communications materials, coordinate communications needs of national and local media, assist with the Living Memorial project, contribute to the overall communications plan, and provide video production assistance and participate in planning for the 9/11 Anniversary events sponsored by VOICES.
Promote programs and services provided by VOICES
- Living Memorial Workshops promotion in local media
- Events: Anniversary events, information forums,
- Fundraising Events: Social Media based, Gala, Paint by Numbers, Bike Tour, Run To Remember
Assist in creation of communications materials
- Contribute to press releases
- Contribute to articles for the VOICES newsletter, website and blog
- Research and report on current news stories, legislation and other related topics to the website
- Scan and archive the newspaper articles that chronicle the history of VOICES and add to website
- Contribute to promotional items for VOICES brochures, pamphlets, and invitations
- Participate in social media communications for VOICES blog posts, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
Work with National and Local Media
- Help to update and maintain the list of Media Contacts and assist with Media Outreach
- Assist in getting permission to use items submitted to Living Memorial for use by Media outlets
- Assist in finding people who would like to participate in media interviews
Contribute to Communications Plan
- Participate in the planning and implementation for a communications plan
- Participate in planning and implementation of social media plan
- Participate in planning and implementation of media campaigns to promote events and programs
- Convert the VHS and Mini-DV videos to a digital format, archive all materials, import DVD materials to the digital archive.
- Assist in-house videographer to log and capture video footage. Assist in getting permission to use copyrighted materials.
VOICES Event Planning Interns will work with our staff to plan and implement forums, fundraising events, and workshops. This will include working with the internet based fulfillment organization, communicating with participants via e-mail, phone and social media, planning special events at locations in NYC, Washington DC and local markets, coordinating with speakers and performers' representatives, organizing gift baskets and auction items, and thank you letters to participants.
Participate in Planning for National Day of Remembrance
- Conduct outreach to college campuses
- Research how universities commemorated the 10th anniversary
- Strategize and research how campuses plan to commemorate 9/11
- Create social media plan to publicize events and sign up participants
- Coordinate with universities to identify events that might complement students' fields of study, including public policy, preparedness, political science and how does 9/11 affect their field of study?
- Blog and document the Day of Remembrance activities
VOICES Public Policy Interns will research, summarize and report on public policy issues relevant to the 9/11 related public policy. Issues include, but are not limited to, the terrorist trials, House and Senate Congressional hearings on Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, and general issues related to the 9/11 Commission recommendations.
- Review press reports on a daily basis to be posted on the website
- Write reports for the monthly newsletter that are relevant to the 9/11 community
- Research 9/11 information to be used on the Living Memorial website
VOICES Business School Interns will have an opportunity to work with our Founding Director to assess and further develop a business plan for our expanding organization.
- Development of a post 10th Anniversary business plan
- Review the organization's governance, policies and procedures and board development
- Work on annual appeal, including mailing and social media campaign
- Create an annual report
- Compose marketing materials, such as brochures and pamphlets
VOICES Social Work and Sociology Intern will provide an opportunity to work with 9/11 victims' family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers and others impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Training will be provided on our relational database and assessment tools.
- Work with staff to conduct oral history interviews and scan photographs and keepsakes for the Living Memorial project
- Search internet and other sources to locate families of victims not in our database
- Write biographies of those lost on 9/11
- Conduct oral histories of survivors
- Research, photograph and document 9/11 Memorials (add to database, up-to-date photo, copies of newspaper articles, interview participants, collect information on website, mailing addresses)
- Research corporations and universities to find memorials to victims from these organizations (collect info on websites, the school or company newsletter, alumni publications, memorial photos, contact information and mailing addresses.)
- Identify available local support resources
VOICES Social Science Interns will work with our archivist to catalogue items both for the 9/11 Living Memorial project and for the historical record of the non-profit organization. They will be trained in how to record data collected for the 9/11 Living Memorial project so that it can be catalogued in VOICES' digital archive. This data will be searchable for historians to access on the internet and will be transferred to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
Work with our website designer, to further develop and implement enhancements to the VOICES website. Implement web development including formatting and uploading information including multimedia elements.
Graphic Design and Data Entry
VOICES Graphic Design and Data Entry Intern will support the graphic design team
- Manage, modify, and post content for the 9/11 Living Memorial project and VOICES website
- Scan photos, print materials and photographed materials to the website
All inquiries should be directed to Frank Fetchet at email@example.com. Please include a resume with your name, address, telephone number, email address and field of interest.
Checks should be sent to: VOICES of September 11th
161 Cherry St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
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