Internship Opportunity: Organizing Apprentice at ONE DC
To apply, send resume and email explaining why you want to work with ONE DC to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently accepting applications for fall 2016, spring 2017, & summer 2017 semesters.
ONE DC is seeking a creative and dynamic individual with a genuine interest in learning about and getting on-the-ground experience with community organizing. Interns can expect to:
1. Support organizing strategy for the People's Platform, Right to Housing and/or Black Workers Center campaigns while collaborating with DC residents and workers, ONE DC staff, and ONE DC members
2. Recruit and develop relationships with ONE DC members by conducting outreach via phone banking, one-on-one visits, and neighborhood door-knocking.
3. Assist in the planning and implementation of ONE DC organizational events.
4. Support leadership development of ONE DC members, DC residents and workers.
5. Perform organizing campaign related administrative tasks, such as updating the Nation Builder database, ONE DC website, or social media as needed.
6. Research topics and legislation related to housing or work-related issues.
7. Attend staff meetings and planning sessions
1. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
2. Demonstrated interest in direct action, organizing, and base building with low-income, long-time DC residents of color
3. Strong computer and internet skills
4. Ability to build unity and motivate others to action
6. Ability to be an effective team member
7. Commitment of at least 7-15 hours/week
1. Some knowledge of Washington, DC issues and organizations
2. Knowledge of racial and economic equity issues and policies
3. Strong research skills
4. Eye for detail
5. Flexible hours, including willingness to work for evening and some weekends
6. Desire to deepen a political analysis and learn about the history of social movements
7. A reflexive professional practice and active commitment to self-critique
8. Willingness to engage in honest, constructive, mindful, and compassionate reciprocal critique of work with teams and other staff
9. Spanish, Amharic, or Chinese language proficiency given preference
10. Women, people of color, native Washingtonians, and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.
Unfortunately, ONE DC is unable to provide stipends at this time. If you would like to sponsor an intern, please contact Dominic at email@example.com.