2015 Summer Internship


Job Description: Summer Internship at REC

Are you part of a fossil fuel or prison divestment campaign? Working on a project for your university to invest in line with its mission?

The Responsible Endowments Coalition is looking for Summer Organizing Interns!  Interns will work 30 hours each week from our office in Downtown Brooklyn, with flexibility to work from home sometimes.  Intern duties will include:

  • Outreach to students and allies

  • Contributing to the development of national organizing strategies, especially around fossil fuel reinvestment and prison divestment

  • Assistance with fundraising, including crowd-sourcing, mailings, and grant editing/writing

  • Online organizing including website and social media content

  • Endowment research

  • Generating organizing resources like handouts and newsletters

  • Internal record keeping, including maintenance of our database

  • Logistics and programming coordination for our Summer Organizing Retreat

We are looking for college students or recent college grads.  Preference will be given to applicants organizing on a divestment or responsible investment campaign, though all are encouraged to apply.

The Responsible Endowments Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, working-class and low-income persons, LGBTQ persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other traditionally marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply to all jobs and internships.

The intern must be based in NYC. We will work with applicants to get funding from their schools or compensation from REC. Metro cards will be provided. We will strive to meet your need through a mixture of REC funds and funding from other sources if they are available.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 3rd, or until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to organize@endowmentethics.org, with the subject “Internship Application”.  Any questions can also be directed to Lauren Ressler, at organize@endowmentethics.org. Please include in your email whether you are planning on applying for funding support from your school for your summer internship.

REC is a network of students and other members of university communities, working towards responsible investing in higher education.  We focus on divestment and reinvestment campaigns; community investment; and shareholder engagement strategies. REC is supported by four full-time staff and two part time staff.

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