Fall Peace Organizing Intern
Our fall interns will work in our office on several projects. This may include:
- attending community rallies and events put on by organizational allies to do outreach for WPC and report back.
- keeping our online calendar up-to-date – the most comprehensive calendar of progressive events in the DC area
- assisting with our weekly Activist Alert email that goes out to almost 3000 people.
- working with social networking tools and sites to promote and expand our presence on twitter, facebook and blogs.
- Helping WPC achieve its programmatic goals through promoting and helping to organize our educational events and trainings.
We encourage applicants to work on issues and projects that are important to them and that help them develop their skills. An ideal candidate will have some student organizing experience, background in activism or interest in politics and/or be excited to learn. Interns will leave with a better understanding of the anti-war movement and local justice issues, be better equipped to work in coalitions and plan events, and will be a better activist. This internship is unpaid with a possible transportation stipend as needed.
Minimum of 2 days, or 15 hours, a week – three days a week preferred if possible. Start date September 4th; internship goes through mid-December if possible. Please describe in your cover letter when and how much you would be available.
No minimum education requirement. Dates flexible.
15 Hours a week
4 to 4.5 Months
September 4th, 2012
End of AugustTags:
Washington Peace Center
Our mission is to provide education, resources, and action for those working for positive social change and a world free from oppression. We strengthen the impact of peace and justice movements by:
1. Fostering greater collaboration among activist groups
2. Bridging the gap between global, national & local issues and communities, and
3. Providing the material support to achieve these goals.
Currently, the Peace Center serves as a central organizing and coalition hub for DC-based anti-war, social justice and peace-focused organizations. Our main program areas are:
1) Education: To provide educational programs and materials such as teach-ins, film series and quarterly publication of the Washington Peace Letter;
2) Community Resources: To facilitate and encourage cooperation among anti-war, peace and social justice groups and to provide resources and structural support for groups and individuals to work more effectively on their own campaigns and in collaboration with others;
3) Action: To provide assistance and leadership for public demonstrations and direct actions that contribute to world peace and justice.
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1525 Newton St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
Website: Washington Peace Center
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