Hours per week
10-20 hours a week
Do you want to join the fight for housing justice and learn how to organize for your community? Join Tenants Together in the East Bay as an organizing intern and defend your community against the tides of unjust evictions!
To join, email Sara@tenantstogether.org with a resume and fill out our volunteer form here.
Tenants Together is California's Statewide Organization for Renters' Rights. Tenants Together works to empower renters to assert their rights and provide the tools to organize and advocate in their own communities. Working together, we build the power and political will to win economic, racial and housing justice. Now more than ever, we need volunteer support to fight the federal and state policies that put many communities, especially, LGBTQIA, black and brown, and undocumented folk, at risk of wholesale displacement. In communities with no rent control or eviction protections we need to come together to demand safe, affordable and decent housing for all.
Please consider applying if you are fluent in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin.
As a Tenant Organizing Intern you will play a key role in defending housing as a human right by supporting organizing campaigns and mobilizing members to act on active campaigns. Our East Bay Organizer will directly supervise you in planning & executing tenant union meetings, door-knocking, rallies, and other actions, Our interns have helped pass legislation like just cause and rent control ordinances city-wide, code enforcement ordinances to address severe bedbug infestations and more.
People of Color, Women, LGBTQIA folks, Immigrants, and people at risk of displacement from the bay area are highly encouraged to apply.
You will learn invaluable skills to help your community and become part of the fight for housing justice.
We aim to help build an anti-racist, feminist, multiracial, anti-oppressive tenant movement. This means we do not tolerate racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, islamophobia, classism, cis-sexism, or sexism. We also hope to continue working to make this event, and our office, as accessible as possible to everyone who is interested in being part of the fight for housing justice. Please let us know if you have any accessibility questions or needs.
Gain experience in community organizing, opportunity to help build a statewide movement for renters’ rights.