Student Organizer

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Massachusetts Peace Action
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
Posted: July 07 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Massachusetts Peace Action
Student Organizer Internship

Do you want to gain experience in project management, communications, and political work?

Do you hope to advance those skills while promoting a movement devoted to overcoming violence on a national and international level?

Does working for a respected and energized non-profit excite you?
Do you want to get involved with the largest grassroots peace movement in the country?

If you answered yes to these questions then the Massachusetts Peace Action Student Organizer Internship is the ideal next step in your career path.

About Us:

Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. We are the Massachusetts affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest national grassroots peace organization, which has worked for peace through citizen activism since 1957. Our primary goal is to develop and sustain political power that will foster a just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy. Our many working groups share a common goal: Advocate for US policies that support peace, human rights, human needs, and respect among nations. We support all initiatives that align with a peaceful and just U. S. Government.

Internship Description and Expectations:
Political activism cannot succeed without the participation of youth activists. Massachusetts Peace Action needs student organizers who will take initiative on peace issues that are important to them and their fellow students. The student organizer leads efforts to identify, motivate, and organize students to create and develop a Peace Action student chapter on their campus.
Organize a recognized Peace Action chapter or Peace and Justice Club at your school
Identify students, faculty, and existing groups interested in your initiative
Register the club as an official campus organization
Schedule, organize and hold meetings to develop members’ engagement and make plans
Lead the club to organize events and campaigns on your campus - You may participate in state or national Peace Action campaigns or create your own!
Design and circulate promotional materials
Build relationships with other community activists, like minded organizations, and Peace Action members
Use social media to advance your campaign

What you get from us:
Freedom in choosing an issue or issues (together with your club members) that reflects your commitment to peace
Guidance in grassroots organization, networking, and educating
Campaign templates that will ensure your success in creating original materials
Access to state and national networks of peace activists
Experience in public policy/advocacy

Compensation:
The internship is unpaid, but a $300 stipend is awarded at the end of each academic term.
May receive academic credit depending on the policies of the college or university

Responsibilities

Internship Description and Expectations:
Political activism cannot succeed without the participation of youth activists. Massachusetts Peace Action needs student organizers who will take initiative on peace issues that are important to them and their fellow students. The student organizer leads efforts to identify, motivate, and organize students to create and develop a Peace Action student chapter on their campus.
Organize a recognized Peace Action chapter or Peace and Justice Club at your school
Identify students, faculty, and existing groups interested in your initiative
Register the club as an official campus organization
Schedule, organize and hold meetings to develop members’ engagement and make plans
Lead the club to organize events and campaigns on your campus - You may participate in state or national Peace Action campaigns or create your own!
Design and circulate promotional materials
Build relationships with other community activists, like minded organizations, and Peace Action members
Use social media to advance your campaign

Requirements

Undergraduate or high school student in a Massachusetts institution
Desire to organize students for peace and social change, leadership, and/or advocacy preferred
Strong writing and communication skills
Knowledge of utilizing social media to advance a campaign or strategy
Ability to work both independently and creatively

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