Are you a student interested in fighting poverty and addressing climate change? Do you believe that students have both the power and the obligation to speak out about global challenges? Americans for Informed Democracy is accepting applications from inspired, globally conscious students who are interested in getting hands-on experience educating and mobilizing youth around global development and the environment.
The Hunger & Climate Change Fellow will support our national student network around these issues. Specific tasks will include supporting our student campaign team, monitoring and writing about the issues, and planning national-level advocacy and events. The Fellow will also build partnerships with partner organizations, and attend relevant events either in person or online (depending on Fellow’s location).
Our vision is that every young person in the United States exercises his/her power to bring about a peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. We educate, cultivate and mobilize our national student network to take informed action around our individual and collective roles as global citizens.
- Help young people understand the issues. This involves monitoring key conversations, writing blog posts, developing toolkits and fact sheets, contributing to our social media, etc.;
- Support our student campaign team working on these issues. This involves helping them identify and organization national-level advocacy and events;
- Provide general administrative and logistical support to the campaign team and the organization;
- Assist with website and other communications and outreach tasks;
Skills and qualifications:
- Strong familiarity with at least one of the issues (hunger, climate change). Interest in current debates around these issues;
- Strong written and oral communications skills;
- Computer and internet competency;
- Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail;
- Ability to work both independently and in teams;
- Experience organizing students, doing advocacy, or working on social justice issues a plus.
You’ll like this position if you:
- Are inspired to learn more about global development and environment issues;
- Believe that students have the power to bring about change, and enjoy working with student activists;
- Enjoy coming up with creative ways to educate and mobilize students around issues.
Skills you’ll gain:
- Issue / policy analysis
- New media: using blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Event planning
This is a part or full-time position; minimum commitment is 15 hours/week. Duration is negotiable, but must be for at least four months. Start date is flexible, although no later than January 23, 2012. Position is virtual (so yes you can do it from anywhere!), although there will be regular virtual meetings with other staff, coalitions, and partners. This is an unpaid position, although Intern will be eligible for numerous training opportunities.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Put the title of the position you are applying for in the email subject line. No phone calls please. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. www.aidemocracy.org