Social & Environmental Justice Advocates -- Paid Internship

Wage

$460/month

Hours per week

40hrs/week

Published

10/30/2018

Start Date

08/26/2019

End Date

07/30/2020

Address

Seattle
Washington
United States

Description

WORK FOR SOCIAL CHANGE WITH THE JUSTICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN SEATTLE!

Late August 2019 - July 2020


The Justice Leadership Program invites young adults (ages 21-35) to make social change at the intersection of justice and spirituality. This eleven-month, full-time position features an internship doing public policy or legal advocacy, or community organizing, as well as faith-based service, and leadership development. It is nonprofit, affiliated with the United Church of Christ* Young Adult Service Communities Network.


Each year, a team of six Social Justice Interns:

  • WORK with a nonprofit dedicated to social, economic, and/or environmental justice (32 hours/week)
  • SERVE within a progressive & welcoming Protestant church (United Church of Christ) (5 hours/week)
  • LIVE in simple intentional community with other young adult JLP interns
  • GROW through mentoring, vocational exploration, education and reflection on faith and justice
  • RECEIVE a monthly living stipend of $460, health insurance, housing, and transit pass


Each year's opportunities are different, but past and current interns have:

  • Organized communities around homelessness, immigration, and climate justice
  • Helped plan and coordinate events, such as Advocacy Days in Olympia
  • Written and managed various communications, including blogs, Facebook, website, & action alerts
  • Testified at government hearings and community meetings
  • Done intakes for immigrants or refugees seeking permanent status
  • Researched policy priorities
  • Helped those who often feel disenfranchised register to vote
  • Helped start a young adult group in a congregation
  • Led education forums and action opportunities for congregations on justice issues
  • Participated in Undoing Institutional Racism and Nonviolence trainings

Partner Agencies in 2018-2019: Church Council of Greater Seattle, Earth Ministry, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Homestead Community Land Trust


*The Justice Leadership Program is part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) Young Adult Service Communities. Believing that "God is still speaking," the UCC has a tradition of welcome and prophetic action for peace, justice, and inclusion. Interns do not need to be members of the United Church of Christ or other religious community, but must be interested in participating in spiritual reflection and the life and worship of a faith community.


To learn more:

Contact us at: info@justiceleadership.org

Visit our website: http:justiceleadership.org or

Facebook page: facebook/JusticeLeadershipProgram


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online for the 2019-2020 program year through the Young Adult Service Communities Network common application: http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc

Priority deadline: February 15, 2019

Thereafter, applications processed in order received.


The Justice Leadership Program/UCC Young Adult Service Communities Network does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or health conditions.


Qualifications

Ages 21-35

Passion for working at a systemic change level for social and/or environmental justice.

Social Justice Interns are considered essential to the work of the organization where they are placed. Interns need to be confident in their written & oral communication skills, able to work independently and in a team, and feel comfortable balancing multiple priorities and tasks. Interns do not need to be members of the UCC or other religious community, but as stated should be interested in exploring spirituality and social justice in their JLP group and UCC congregation.

Benefits

  • Monthly living stipend of $460
  • Health insurance optional
  • Housing and utilities provided
  • Transit pass provided

How To Apply

info@justiceleadership.org
http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc

Apply online for the 2019-20 program year through the Young Adult Service Communities Network common application: http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc

Priority deadline: February 15, 2019

Thereafter, applications processed in order received.


The Justice Leadership Program/UCC Young Adult Service Communities Network does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical or mental health conditions.


Qualifications

Ages 21-35

Passion for learning about and doing social justice advocacy on a systemic level.

Social Justice Interns are considered essential participants in the organizations where they are placed. Interns need to be confident in their written & oral communication skills, able to work independently and in a team, and feel comfortable balancing multiple priorities and tasks. Interns do not need to be members of the UCC or other religious community, but must be interested in participating in spiritual reflection and the life and worship of a faith community.


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