Better Days 2020 is looking for an intern to work with our passionate team. The year 2020 marks the
150th anniversary of Utah being the first place where women cast ballots in the modern nation (February
14, 1870). It also marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote
nationally. Better Days 2020 is committed to popularizing Utah women's history in creative and communal
ways in celebration of these anniversaries. We believe that we can use the past to make Utah a leader in
women's advancement again in the future.
This position is a one-semester, paid internship that will provide students an opportunity to hone their
research and writing skills while engaging in ways to popularize history for K-12 students and the general
public. Interns will work directly with the Historical Director and Director of Education, and other Better
Days 2020 team members, to assist in doing the following: 1) develop written and interactive content for
our educational website and print materials, 2) source, file and get permissions for photos to be used in
our materials, and 3) depending on experience, present content to general audiences. Interns must have
a willingness to work for a scrappy non-profit, on a fast timeline, and in a tight-knit, collegial atmosphere.
They should have a foundational knowledge of Utah women's history, how it fits into the larger national
narrative, and be passionate about the subject.
Interns will work on a schedule (roughly 10 hours a week), but will be able to establish the times that work
for them. This is an entirely flexible position with no fixed office space. Interns must be willing to work
from home or in a place she/he provides, and must be available to attend occasional meetings with other
team members or partners along the Wasatch Front (primarily in Salt Lake and Utah Valleys). Preference
will be given to Junior and Senior history majors.
Apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/vbNydEAvZMYyCnwr1
Application Due Dates:
For Spring/Summer Semester Internship: April 25
For Fall Semester Internship: July 15
For Winter Semester Internship: November 15
Naomi Watkins, Ph.D.
Director of Education