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Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is a non-profit that works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults. Our mission is to awaken our members to their own potential and inspire them to transform their lives. By employing a unique program model that includes a book club, creative writing workshops, job readiness training, and community outreach, we support our members as they heal from violence and pursue education and employment post-incarceration. We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Communications Intern. This position is a great fit for students interested in writing, communications, media, social justice, and mass incarceration.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Creating content for Free Minds social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Creating content for email communications and the Free Minds website
  • Assisting with the management of the Free Minds website, including selecting poetry by incarcerated members and processing written responses from readers to be mailed to the incarcerated poets
  • Writing and/or editing content for our magazine, the Free Minds Connect, distributed to 500+ members in the federal prison system
  • Assisting with the preparation and planning of our “On the Same Page” community engagement program
  • Attending events to learn more about the criminal legal system and system change efforts
  • Assisting with the planning and implementation of end-of-year fundraising campaigns
  • Assisting with in-person and virtual events
  • Assisting with program support as needed
  • Assisting with media/press as needed
  • Proofreading program materials as needed

This position is for 10-20 hours per week, and we can be somewhat flexible on scheduling. This internship offers a unique chance to make a direct and meaningful impact in the lives of people affected by mass incarceration, using the innovative tools of books and poetry. Please visit www.freemindsbookclub.org for more information on our program.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in the nonprofit sector and social justice
  • Knowledge of criminal legal system
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Creative with art or graphic design skills a strong plus
  • Flexible self-starter with willingness to take on a variety of assignments
  • Strong work ethic and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for books, creative writing, and the power of expression as a tool for change
  • Available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week

Native Washingtonians and individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is a non-profit that works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults. Our mission is to awaken our members to their own potential and inspire them to transform their lives. By…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Data de Início
    6 de setembro de 2022
  • Data de término
    23 de dezembro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    15 de agosto de 2022
  • Payment
    Bolsa-auxílio
  • Horas Por Semana
    10-20 hours per week

Benefícios

For interns whose internship is not funded by the university or a third party, we will offer a stipend to defray commuting and living costs; the stipend may vary depending on the time commitment.

This internship can be remote or hybrid remote/in-person.

For interns whose internship is not funded by the university or a third party, we will offer a stipend to defray commuting and living costs; the stipend may vary depending on the time…

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Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages, may be an essay, article, or creative writing; excerpts from longer works are fine).

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Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
1816 12th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, United States

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