Capacity Building Intern

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Internship
  • Published: 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z

Position: Capacity Building Intern

Work Location: Remote, preferably in Northern Colorado

Status: Minimum 16 hours/week

Period of Internship: 4-6 Months

Reports to:  Membership Coordinator

Key roles: Support creation of resources and trainings for NTSA Members, event planning for Sheltered Conference, and administrative needs

About the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA) is a network of service providers committed to enhancing services and increasing access to care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. NTSA is working to achieve this mission with a three-pronged approach:

  • Capacity Building - NTSA offers resources and training opportunities to service providers to help them enhance the quality of care they offer survivors
  • Alliance Referral System (ARS) - NTSA facilitates a referral system to streamline the process of connecting survivors to qualified residential programs across the US
  • Accreditation - NTSA has established Minimum Standards and is working to develop an accreditation model specific for residential service providers for survivors of human trafficking

Position Summary

The Capacity Building Intern will provide support in NTSA efforts to cultivate a library of resources for NTSA Members, monthly virtual training and community building events, and data collection for analyzing program success. This position will also have an essential role in the planning of the 2021 Sheltered (Virtual) Conference, as well as any other administrative needs.



  • Gather research, training, webinars and other opportunities or resources for NTSA members
  • Draft bi-weekly Sheltered Guides
  • Logistical support for monthly virtual trainings or community events
  • Data input to support team metrics on program success
  • Upload archive of Sheltered Guides to online member resource library
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Membership Coordinator or NTSA leadership
  • Attend weekly meetings with the internship program and weekly check-in meetings with Membership Coordinator (mandatory)
  • Willingness to present findings of field work to Membership Coordinator and other interns

Sheltered (Virtual) Conference

  • Registration support
  • Logistic support for cohort organization and onboarding cohort leaders
  • Organize program copy; bios, course descriptions, etc.
  • Assist with speaker management
  • Create conference evaluations and surveys
  • Inputting data for analysis and metrics on event success
  • Any other administrative needs for Sheltered Virtual Conference that arise


  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience or major in a related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Strong skills in research and good judgment of quality sources
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • High-energy with the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal oversight
  • Flexible, ready to help with new projects as they arise
  • Passion for the field of anti-human trafficking
  • Must be available during:
    • Two full business days (9am-5pm ET/7am-3pm MST) or
    • Four half business days either 9am-1pm ET/7am-11am MST or 1pm-5pm ET/11am-4pm MST
    • Days to be determined during interview process

This is not a direct service position.

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA) is a faith-based agency.

All applicants who are offered employment with the NTSA will be subject to a background check. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check in accordance with the NTSA policy and state law.

Internships with NTSA are unpaid, but can be used towards college credit. NTSA can provide a letter of recommendation upon completion of the internship.

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