Though it may still seem far off, the current pandemic will eventually end and many of us will come out of this with more strength and bravery than we may have realized we were capable of. But the stark reality is that police brutality and systemic racism won’t end simply because the pandemic has run its course. Without our collective action, racial injustice will continue, and that fear and violence will live on as it has for centuries unless we raise our voices and put in the hard work toward lasting and systemic change.
If you’re interested in making the fight for racial justice your 9-to-5, here are five organizations to check out that are hiring right now!
American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY
As a nationwide organization, the ACLU works to protect the rights of all individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, and to achieve full equality for all and ensure their full rights under the Constitution. They’re currently seeking team members for their Affiliate Legal Programs and National Security Project.
Advancement Project, Washington, DC
Advancement Project is a muti-racial civil rights organization that provides communities with the resources they need to organize grassroots efforts to combat racial and social injustices. To help with their efforts, they’re currently seeking a Digital Campaign Strategist.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC
Initially formed at the request of John F. Kennedy to help the Civil Rights Movement by providing the legal counsel they needed to help advance the cause, The mission of the Lawyers Committee is to ensure all citizens have access to equal justice. They’re particularly focused on the inequities the African American community faces and are currently seeking a Paralegal to join the team to help their ongoing fight.
Center for Popular Democracy, Brooklyn, NY
The Center for Popular Democracy partners with community based organizing groups to ensure equity, inclusivity, and eliminate structural barriers for communities of color, immigrants, and other marginalized groups. They’re currently seeking team members to help with their campaigns and programs in their New York and Washington, D.C. locations.
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective, Miami, FL
S.O.U.L. (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective calls women of color to action to break the cycles of poverty and violence that communities of color face through programs teaching and encouraging leadership and advocacy. They’re currently in need of a Program Manager for their Miami location to join their ongoing effort to bring about change.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for more information on what you can do now, check out our resource guide on how to support the protests and our article on how you can show up for Black colleagues right now. Protestors and organizations across the country are already making headway, but there’s more work to do.
If you’ve missed the boat on jobs with any of the above organizations, don’t forget to explore our latest opportunities with organizations that fight for racial justice.
I am a community support associate with a BA in English. After spending some time working in the world of e-commerce, I was led to Idealist by my desire to work in the nonprofit sector.