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Internship Opportunities Working in Solidarity with Global Grassroots Activists Available Starting in August/September 2022
Do you want an internship with a lot of responsibility and room for creativity, as well as gaining invaluable experience and connections with grassroots activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world who are focused on advocacy, peacebuilding, and nonviolent action for environmental justice and climate crisis, women’s rights, democratization, anti-corruption, racial justice, and self-determination. If so, consider applying to our Solidarity 2020 and Beyond team. Positions will start in August/September 2022 and run for up to 6 months.
Organizational Background: Solidarity 2020 and Beyond is a peer-to-peer learning and sharing network that serves the needs–and is guided by–the Global Grassroots Activist Network (GGAN), currently made up of 150+ grassroots nonviolent action leaders from around the world working in 75+ countries. These activists and organizers are supported by a small staff (including interns) and an Organizing Committee of 28 scholar activists, thought-leaders, and journalists acting in solidarity with these locally-led campaigners and movement-builders on their grassroots projects and initiatives.
Internship Focus Areas: We are currently looking for a new team of interns to work on managing our website and social media campaigns, supporting funding proposals and crowdfunding campaigns, editing and producing videos, assisting with participatory research projects, strengthening and co-training cohorts of activists and coaches in regions across the world, and managing our webinar series co-sponsored by Waging Nonviolence and Nonviolence International, among others.
Internship Requirements: Successful candidates will have skills in one or more of the areas outlined above; a passion for social justice and nonviolent action; and be currently or recently enrolled in relevant BA, MA, or doctoral programs. They will need to be able to work remotely and have access to consistent internet for Zoom and website upgrade capacity. In addition, we are looking for interns with multiple language skills, (English competency required, but others preferred), from diverse geographic regions, ethnicities and religions, and community organizing experience.
Compensation: These positions are currently volunteer, but could turn into paid and longer-term positions and/or include a small stipend as our network and budget grows. We can also help you earn academic credits in collaboration with your school.
Application Instructions: Send a Cover Letter explaining how your skills, experience, and interests connect to our work and our needs listed above, and a CV/Resume (no longer than 3 pages total) to Steve Chase, Assistant Director, email@example.com. Candidates will be screened and those best fitting our needs interviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants may be contacted for interviews and/or selected before the application deadline of August 30, 2022.
What Past Interns Say About Their Experience:
Nikki: At Solidarity 2020 and Beyond I was part of leading/participating in several teams. Website, Crowdfunding, Blog, Social Media, Webinars. I’ve been handed the keys in many of these areas to push things forward which has given me continued experience project managing, learning the field of nonviolent action, and taking my skills to the next level. I’ve grown in my abilities during my time at Solidarity, and have more experience to go forward into other opportunities. Our weekly team calls gave me lots of face time with staff who have been building Solidarity 2020 and Beyond and who are well connected in the field. I’ve also had the privilege to witness and hear of things happening with the Global Grassroots Activist Network. I’ll be taking everything I’ve learned from the team (other interns included) and applying this in my future studies. I have no doubt that this internship will help foster future connections for my career around the world.
Electra: It has been a wonderful journey working alongside the inspiring and resourceful team of Solidarity 2020 and Beyond. I look back at the work accomplished with fond memories, especially from the GGAN activists network and the biweekly meetings where they shared their knowledge, experience and stories in their respective countries and movements with a true bottom up structure from the grassroots. I was a part of and witness of that work more specifically in the Western Sahara campaign, the grant application writing, the website and blog development, the video editing of amazing testimonials that will surely be put in good use by activists, journalists and academics alike. I must admit I even enjoyed the administrative work because it is essential to the core and well-structured pillars of strategic planning and high-level quality of organization and communication which is what makes S2020B a workplace to be inspired by and learn a lot from along the way. As interns, we were given high level responsibility as well as the autonomy to accomplish a diversity of tasks. I can confidently say that working on so many different projects within S2020B taught me more than I could have imagined when I first started in the beginning of 2022. I encourage you to be part of the team!