July 30, 2014

Don’t Just Like Us, Join Us

We need YOU to make it all happen! We’re looking for concerned young people interested in leading national conversations and campaigns around critical global issues like climate change, security, food, global health and the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

These are great opportunities to influence the debate around these critical topics, keeping them on the public radar alongside pressing domestic issues, because the security, health and happiness of young people around the globe affects us all.

Will you join us? You don’t need to be a seasoned activist or organizer, just someone with the drive and energy to make a difference.

There are five ways to get involved this semester: join on of our campaign teams, intern with AIDemocracy, and/or blog for our What’s It To Me?, Bringing the World Home or Be2021 (10th anniversary of 9/11) blog series. Please find details on each below…

1. Join a campaign team. Teams lead AIDemocracy’s national-level work educating and mobilizing students to take action. We are looking for the following positions for each of our four campaign teams: SecurityClimate ChangeFood Security and Sex & Justice (so yes, there are a total of 16 positions!):

  • Coordinator: recruits, supports and inspires a team of 4-8 students working on the issue.
  • Issue Analyst: provides thoughtful analysis and commentary on relevant national and foreign policy issues.
  • Organizer: identifies, recruits and mobilizes other young people from across the US around the issue.
  • Communications Guru: directs our use of print and new media around the issue, including blogs, Facebook and Twitter.

These are excellent opportunities to build leadership, organizing, policy analysis and communications skills. Find out more on our opportunities page.

2. What’s it to me, anyway? Guest bloggers needed!
Why do nuclear weapons, global hunger and climate change matter to you? What’s the connection between these issues and our daily lives and local communities? Help us make the case for why people in your community should care about global issues. We’re looking for student contributors to our “What’s It To Me?” blog series. Contributors write one blog post—250 to 500 words—making the connection between a global issue and their local community. Posts will be featured on the AIDemocracy website. Check out the full opportunity description.

3. Ten years later, what does 9/11 mean to you? Guest bloggers needed!
9/11 was a pivotal moment for our generation. It framed how we view the world, and our place within it. As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11 next month, we’re asking students to help us tell the story of our generation’s reaction to 9/11. What did the moment mean to you, your family and/or your community? How have the events of the past decade changed your view of the world? Did if affect your choice of studies or career? What do you think we need to do moving forward, as individuals and as a country? We’re looking for student contributors to write one blog post—250 to 500 words—discussing their personal reactions to 9/11. Posts will be featured on the AIDemocracy and Be2021 websites throughout the 2011-12 academic year. Read the full opportunity description.

4. Bring the world home! Guest bloggers needed!
Studying or traveling abroad can be a life-changing experience. It opens your eyes to our tremendous diversity, as well as our shared humanity. Help us talk about our role in the world by sharing your experiences abroad. We’re looking for student contributors for our “Bringing the World Home” blog series. Contributors write one blog post—250 to 500 words—discussing their experience overseas (or one element, story or highlight) and how it affected their understanding of their role in the world. Posts will be featured on the AIDemocracy website throughout the 2011-12 academic year. Check out the full opportunity description.

5. Intern with AIDemocracy! We are looking for stellar people based in Washington DC for the following positions:

All positions are for the 2011-12 academic year.

To apply: Please send a resume and statement of interest to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. You do *not* need extensive experience to apply; they are learning opportunities. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Feel free to contact us with questions about the positions. Find out more on our opportunities page.

Thank you for helping us build a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. Now let’s do this!

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