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Organizing Intern

The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) is looking for a part-time Organizing Intern to join us this spring!  The Intern will work 10-15 hours each week from mid-February through mid-May from our office in downtown Brooklyn, with flexibility around start and end dates, as well as the option of working a portion of the weekly hours remotely.

At REC, we believe in supporting student organizers grow into critical, young people who will fight for social justice well beyond their years on campus. We view our paid internship program as an opportunity to encourage students to pursue fulfilling and valuable work that focuses on bringing about positive change for people and planet.

We are looking for a current college student or recent college grad. We are looking for someone who is reliable, creative, flexible, proactive, and fun who can support REC’s Prison Divestment Campaign and Alumni & Community Outreach Program. Preference will be given to applicants organizing a divestment or responsible investment campaign with a background/ interest in immigrant rights and racial justice organizing but all are encouraged to apply.

Intern duties will include:

  • Online organizing including website and social media maintenance

  • Outreach to students, alumni, and allies for meetings, events, and actions

  • Contributing to the development of national organizing strategies, especially around prison divestment and alumni organizing

  • Assistance with fundraising, including crowdsourcing, mailings, and grant editing/writing

  • Endowment research, especially related to university alumni participation and community reinvestment options

  • Generating organizing resources like handouts and newsletters

  • Internal record keeping and databasing

  • Coordination and support of conferences and events

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. This position will be paid at $10/hour.

Applications will be accepted until January 29, or until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to organize@endowmentethics.org, with the subject “Organizing Internship Application”.  Any questions can also be directed to Nina or Lauren at organize@endowmentethics.org.

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 six full-time staff.

 

Communications Intern

The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) is looking for a part-time Communications Intern to join us this spring!  The Intern will work 10-15 hours each week from mid-February through mid-May from our office in downtown Brooklyn, with flexibility around start and end dates, as well as the option of working a portion of the weekly hours remotely.

You’ll improve your ability to:

  • Build new media communications infrastructures

  • Develop viral content
  • Create national and local media outreach lists.

  • Make comprehensive tool kits, concise campaign papers, and cross-platform media packages 

  • Develop an organizational social media program that maximizes original content generation

  • Design and implement new media strategies

  • Understand the political landscape of the growing divestment movement locally, nationally, and internationally

Some responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Documenting mobilizations and actions

  • Perform some administrative duties

  • Some correspondence & subsequent follow-up

  • Jump on some conference calls

  • Monitor extensive number of media reports and oversee media lists

  • Attend some coalition meetings and some webinar trainings

  • Update our websites

  • Daily interaction with the media

  • Social media marketing communications working Twitter, Facebook, forums & blogs, etc.

  • Participation in Outreach campaigns

  • Creating original content (memes, videos, etc.)

Who you are:

  • You have a serious GET IT DONE attitude and can perform amidst tight deadlines.
  • You have an interest in social justice and movement building. You are interested in public relations, communications, or any area of REC’s campaigns and programs.

  • You have strong organizational skills, detail oriented, computer skills and a knack for keeping up on the latest events in the news cycle.

  • You have excellent research, interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.

  • You have a great sense of humor! This won’t be fun if you’re no fun.

  • Required Skills:  Web research expertise, proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), PhotoShop or Gimp

  • Nice to have: experience with Hootsuite, Email manager services, Avid or Final Cut Pro, and InDesign

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. This position will be paid at $10/hour.

Applications will be accepted until January 29, or until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to organize@endowmentethics.org, with the subject “Communications Internship Application”.  Any questions can also be directed to Nina or Lauren at organize@endowmentethics.org.

 

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