Internships in Antiwar and Social Justice Organizing

The Syracuse Peace Council (SPC) is seeking interns who are enthusiastic and PASSIONATE about working to create a world of peace, freedom, equality, and social justice and who are MOTIVATED to take ACTION to end military aggression, imperialism, and all forms of oppression. By interning at our office, you'll have the opportunity to learn about important issues of the day as well as the basics of grassroots organizing from outreach to publicity to fundraising. 


Interns at the Peace Council need to be self-starters, comfortable operating in a grassroots environment.  Interns work alongside SPC staff and non-staff activists/organizers to offer support and leadership in our organizing work.  Applicants seeking college internship credit should consult their institution for guidlelines. 

 Supervision & Evaluation - Interns will be supervised by the Peace Council staff person relating to their area of work. Evaluation of interns will be based on their level of responsibility in following through effectively on tasks, their ability to work cooperatively with others and where applicable, their role in the success of projects.  

Time - Start dates, end date, and hours are flexible.  Hours vary between daytime, evenings or weekends depending on the intern's area of work. Generally, an average of ten hours per week is required.

Summer, semester-long and year-long internships are available.  In the Summer, we have one internship position with a small monthly stipend, and additional non-stipend internships.  The deadline to apply is Monday, May 7, 2018. To apply, fill out the internship application online and don't forget to submit a resume to michaela@peacecouncil.net. Don't hesitate to contact our office with questions (315) 472-5478. Intern selection process will include a face-to-face or phone interivew.


SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIP WORK AREAS


 Anti-War/Anti-Militarism Outreach and Organizing - Assist with the Peace Council's anti-war organizing, including organizing to expose the human costs of killer drone attacks, US foreign policy, and organizing in response to current events. Specific tasks may include: conducting research on critical sociopolitical issues; creating posters, fliers, and banners; attending meetings, rallies, and demonstrations; organizing and staffing outreach tables; participating in conference calls; as well as phone banking and data entry. Experience with social change organizing would be helpful but not necessary. An interest in educating and organizing to end US militarism is required.


Grassroots Fundraising - Assist with the Peace Council's fundraising/development efforts, including mail, phone, and web-based fundraising. Requires the desire to help with the infrastructure work required for a community organization to succeed; ability to follow up on contacts, build connections and carry out tasks effectively; and good communications skills.


Event Organizing and Promotion - Assist with the Peace Council's event organizing work. Tasks will be varied, may include phone calling to SPC members, publicity work, social media and more.


Social Media, Website, and E-Communications - Assist with the Peace Council's website development work, including e-communications, web-based fundraising and social media. Requires knowledge of, or interest in learning, data management web programs, the desire to help with the infrastructure work required for a community organization to succeed and an interest in grassroots, online communications.


Interns may also choose to work closely with one of our active organizing committees:

  • Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation
  • Beyond War and Militarism
  • Nuclear Free World
  • Justice for Palestine


Prospective interns are also encouraged to approach us with proposals for internships which do not fall into the areas of focus listed.

 

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