YWCA Southern Arizona

Sponsor Organization

YWCA Southern Arizona


YWCA Southern Arizona was established in 1917, just five years after Arizona gained statehood, by visionary women committed to establishing progressive values in this young state. From the beginning, YWCA has been committed to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA Southern Arizona was founded as a place for women to rest, socialize, learn, organize and contribute to creating a more progressive community. It was the only place where children of color could learn to swim in the years before the municipal swimming pools were built. Our organization provided the first child day care centers and the first domestic violence shelter.

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring


Fall: May 15
 October 15
: March 15

Internship Description: Unpaid

An intern with the Stand Together Training and Advocacy Center of the YWCA Southern Arizona must be a self- starter who will assist with the projects and actions of the Center as we continue to build a powerful, statewide movement to promote social and environmental justice.  Some of the functions of the internship may include:

  • Issue and advocacy research for video production
  • Online content research
  • Partner calls and meetings
  • Some travel

Purpose of the Internship

The STAT intern will learn how build and fortify collaborative advocacy projects and objectives. The intern will learn about local politics and the importance of getting out the vote as well as the collaborations and coalitions needed to build a State where everybody can thrive.

Agency Minimum Qualifications

GPA of 2.75 or above, Sophomore or above standing, and must have some computer skills with Excel and Word, as well as social media platforms.

Agency Preferred Qualifications

GPA of 3.0 or above, Junior or above standing, has volunteer experience, knowledge of feminism, proficient with Excel and Word, Proficient with all social media platforms, and bilingual in Spanish or ASL.

How to apply

Submit resume & letter of application delineating why you are the correct candidate for a YWCA internship and what you will bring to the team, to Liane Hernandez, lhernandez@ywcatucson.org. Additional requirement: 2 letters of recommendation with letter of application.