Internships

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, and 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 guidelines.

Supervision & Evaluation – Interns are 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 dates, and hours are flexible. Some evenings and/or weekends may be preferred depending on the scheduling of events.

Internships with SPC are unpaid, however, sometimes small stipends are available. As a small grassroots organization, we unfortunately are unable to offer paid internships.

SPC is offering the following internship. Prospective interns are also encouraged to approach us with proposals for internships that do not fall into the areas of focus listed – keeping in mind SPC’s Statement of Purpose and active committees, campaigns, and coalition work, as we’re more likely to be able to create an internship that supports the work of a current committee and/or closely aligns with our anti-militarism roots. Depending on the number of hours requested, any of these internships may be supplemented with work on other Syracuse Peace Council projects.

Part-Time Communications and Design Intern

We are seeking a motivated and creative individual to join the Syracuse Peace Council (SPC) as an intern in communications and design. As an intern, you will play a crucial role in supporting the creation of materials for SPC and addressing specific committee issues. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our organization’s mission while gaining hands-on experience in various aspects of communications and design.


 Responsibilities

  1. Create Materials for SPC and Committee Issues:
    1. Collaborate with team members to develop engaging and informative materials for the Strategic Planning Committee and other specific committees.
    2. Ensure content is aligned with organizational goals and effectively communicates key messages.
  2. Website Work (WordPress):
    1. Assist in maintaining and updating the organization’s website using WordPress.
  3. Graphic Design (Canva or other tools):
    1. Leverage graphic design skills to create visually compelling materials to help us in our mission to educate, agitate, and organize for peace and social justice.
    2. Bring a creative flair to the design process, ensuring materials align with the organization’s values.
  4. Social Justice Background:
    1. Demonstrate a genuine interest and background in social justice issues.
    2. Infuse a social justice perspective into the design and communication materials to promote inclusivity and awareness.

Qualifications

– Creative mindset with a passion for design and communications.

– Proficiency in WordPress, Excel, and graphic design tools such as Canva.

– Background or strong interest in social justice issues.

– Strong organizational and time-management skills.

– Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.

– Flexible hours, with a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week.

This internship offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact while gaining valuable experience in the fields of communications and design. If you are a creative individual with a passion for social justice and a knack for design, we invite you to apply and be part of our team.

To learn more about SPC’s work, feel free to browse our website (committee webpages in particular: Beyond War and Militarism, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Nuclear Free World, and Justice for Palestine), and check us out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

The intern selection process includes an internship application, a resume, two references, and an interview. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until openings are filled. Send applications to spc@peacecouncil.net.

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