Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nonprofit, Government, and Advocacy Internships

Summer Volunteer Management Intership
Mar 21 11:54AM -0700 ^

Have experience in field organzing? Looking for a way to put those
skills to work this summer? Join Free Arts NYC's Volunteer Management

I previously worked on a number of electoral campaigns, and love
putting my field organizing and volunteer skills to use for a non-

About Free Arts NYC:

Free Arts NYC (www.freeartsnyc.org) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to providing under-served children and families with a
unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that
help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to
realize their fullest potential. With the help of dedicated and caring
volunteer mentors, Free Arts NYC delivers creative arts programs
directly to low income, homeless, abused and neglected children.

Internship Description:

Volunteer Coordination supports all three of Free Arts NYC’s core
programs: Free Arts Days, Parents and Children Together with Art, and
our Weekly Mentor Program (http://www.freeartsnyc.org/programs/
our_programs.asp). Over 1,500 caring, committed volunteers serve in
our programs as creative arts mentors and in our office providing
administrative and special event support. Interns can expect to be
involved in online and on-the-ground recruitment and outreach,
assisting in organizing and running presentations and trainings, and
helping to manage volunteer intake and communications. Free Arts NYC
recruits volunteers from a diverse array of fields and backgrounds, so
candidates should be comfortable with or interested in learning how to
communicate with a variety of stakeholders.

Examples of possible internship projects include:

• Researching and creating new community partnerships to enhance
volunteer participation from targeted communities
• Creating and implementing new online and on-the-ground outreach and
recruitment strategies
• Planning volunteer appreciation events and recognition programs for
• Implementing new infrastructure and a leadership pipeline to engage
volunteer skills

All Free Arts Interns are also invited to engage in direct service
with our Free Arts children and families by volunteering in one or
more of our programs as we believe that the combination of working
"behind the scenes" at our offices AND "in the field" in our programs
creates the highest quality internship we can offer.

Finally, all program interns should expect to contribute to general
office administrative tasks including answering phones, meeting and
event prep, organizing and distributing art supplies, helping with
mailings, and running occasional errands as needed.

Requirements: Free Arts NYC accepts high school, undergraduate and
graduate level students. All candidates should possess strong
organizational and communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft
Office applications, a team spirit and a willingness to learn.

Time Commitment: Internships run for 1 full year (Sept-May), 1
semester (Sept-Dec / Jan-May), or during the summer (Jun-Aug).

Application instructions:

1. Download and complete an application form: www.freeartsnyc.org/about/joblistings;
2. Write a cover letter detailing the specific internship position you
are interested in, your interests, experience, and internship goals.

Completed applications can be faxed to 917-289-3975, Attn: Vicki
Raines, or emailed to vicki@freeartsnyc.org.

Spring 2011 Internship TO START IMMEDIATELY - Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Mar 21 05:10PM -0400 ^

“Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time
intern for winter/spring 2011, TO START IMMEDIATELY.

Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative
duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant
with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data,
and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing
research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings,
attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other
congressional offices, and a host of various special projects.

Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written
communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced
environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th
Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested
applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to


SEIU Local 1 Political Organizing Internship
Mar 21 08:09AM -0700 ^


Interns are needed to work in coordination with SEIU political staff
and members on Local 1 issue campaigns. Interns must be able to work
days, evenings and weekends as well as have a reliable vehicle and
valid driver’s license. The internship is paid and based in Chicago,
IL. Some travel required.

Interns are responsible for: Canvassing and engaging members in issue
campaigns; Recruiting members to participate in campaign work,
including: phone banking, canvassing and rallies; Identifying and
training member political activists; Developing field plans; and
Research projects as assigned

Who is SEIU Local 1?
SEIU Local 1 is a large, progressive local union representing property
service workers (office janitors, residential janitors, security
officers) in the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio,
Missouri and Texas. Local 1 is committed to working for justice in the
workplace and dedicated to building strong communities for our
members. Local 1 represents members from diverse ethnic and cultural

Our mission is to unite the strength of all service workers to improve
the lives of workers and their families and to advocate for a more
fair and humane society. We are looking for progressive minded
individuals who are dedicated to social justice and want to work in
the labor movement to positively affect change in our country.

A passion for social and economic justice, a willingness to learn and
the ability to work hard with long and irregular hours; Excellent
communication skills, personal discipline and organization, good
judgment and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures; and Computer skills required

Interns must be available to begin work on Wednesday, June 1st and
work through Friday, August 12th.

Application instructions
In order to be considered, applications must be submitted no later
than Friday, April 29th. Please submit a cover letter, resume and
references to internships@seiu1.org with “political internship” as the
subject line. SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

Mar 21 08:57AM -0700 ^

Student activists put their passion for social justice to work during
a NY Union Semester. They combine academic course work with an
internship at a New York City union or labor-affiliated organization.

Stipend & Scholarship: Host organizations provide interns with:
•a $1,900 scholarship toward the cost of tuition and fees
•a $210/week stipend and
•a monthly transit allowance to cover the cost of unlimited fares on
New York City’s extensive public transportation system.

Students gain an understanding of the inner workings of organized
labor as interns working 32-hours a week at a host union or
organization. Past Union Semester interns have assisted in organizing
campaigns, researched industry trends for corporate campaigns and
collaborated on union training programs.

They earn transferable college credits in courses taught by scholars
and expert practitioners in labor and related fields at CUNY’s Murphy
Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. In the classroom,
students analyze their intern experience and deepen their knowledge
labor and other progressive movements.

Undergraduate students earn 16 college credits. Graduates earn 12
credits. Students who successfully complete their internships and a
full Union Semester
course load are awarded a Certificate in Labor Studies by the School
of Professional Studies (SPS), CUNY.

NY Union Semester welcomes students from all over the U.S. and other
countries. It is open to undergraduates, college graduates and
graduate students.

Academic requirements:
•Undergraduates: 45 credits & 2.5 GPA (minimum)
•Graduates: BA/BS or a GPA of 3.0 in a post-baccalaureate program

Application Requirements: Completion of an application form,
submission of a personal statement, resume, transcript(s) and two
letters of recommendation. (Information and forms can be found at
www.unionsemester.org.) NY Union Semester reviews all applications
selects students to interview by telephone. Students are notified
within six weeks after they are interviewed.

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
semesters. (NOTE: The program is not offered in the summer.)
NY Union Semester has a rolling deadline, but early applications are
given priority. Placements are limited and the selection process is
For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at

PR/Public Affairs Internship
Mar 21 01:07PM -0700 ^

Public Affairs/Public Relations firm with exciting and fast-paced team
seeks eager and enthusiastic individual for unpaid internship. Ideal
for someone looking to gain substantive experience in communications
planning, messaging and strategy. Candidate must be a self-starter,
organized and capable of handling multiple tasks at once. Strong
writing ability is a must.

Responsibilities include creating and maintaining press lists,
drafting and pitching op-eds and letters-to-the-editor, website
development, conducting opposition research, pitching editorial board
meetings, attending policy briefings, and office administrative tasks.

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to
dcprinternship@gmail.com. We are looking to have an immediate start
date. Part-time and full-time interns will be considered. Please
indicate your availability in your cover letter. EOE.

New Spring Internship posting
Mar 21 04:38PM -0400 ^

*If you’re looking to push paper and answer phones, please save yourself the
time and don’t apply for this part time unpaid internship. (For Credit)*

If you are looking for a hands-on role in a rising political website, this
is for you.

We are currently looking for a political junkie(s) entering their junior or
senior year at a local DC/MD/VA university.

You will be entrusted to take part in the following activities, all of which
are critically important:

-writing and copy editing op-ed pieces pertaining to current events and
cultural topics

-Taking part in logistical planning and bookings regarding public events and

-Taking part in research and drafting of questions for interviews

Candidates should have backgrounds in: Political Science, Mass
Communications/ Journalism, Economics, Documentary Film, English, Classics,
or Area Studies (e.g., European Studies, East Asian Studies, etc.).

-Must be familiar and up to date with domestic and international current

-Video/Audio editing is a major plus

-Metro accessible- office is located near Union Station on the Red Line

-Willing to work some evenings related to the event schedule

-We seek a candidate who is professional and dynamic, yet has the ability to
have fun. If you’re uptight, this is not for you.

Please send a resume and a short cover letter stating why we should select
you as our Spring 2011 intern. Also include a writing sample (preferably out
of class) and let us know the following, and why: A) Favorite non-news
website B) Favorite former Soviet bloc country C) Favorite non-federal


In person interviews will begin on Friday, March 25rd

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