Book Promotion InternsBookmark This
30 Germania Street, Building L
Jamaica Plain, MA
DescriptionThe Book Promotion Interns will have an unusual opportunity to gain skills and build up a portfolio of website development, social media, media relations, event organizing and project coordination.
Class Action is a small but inspiring national non-profit that raises awareness of the harm caused by classism (prejudice based on social class). We put out a vision of a world without classism, where everyone is treated with respect and everyone has enough. Our program work includes popular education workshops, first-generation student support groups, publications, Classism Exposed blog, and a website. We are connected with a bigger national non-profit, the Institute for Policy Studies.
Class Action is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, LGBT people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ResponsibilitiesIn spring 2014, a new book on class culture differences in activist groups, authored by Class Action's Program Director Betsy Leondar-Wright, will be published by Cornell University Press. Class Action plans to use the book's publication to build our network of people concerned about class inequities and classism, and to influence activists to practice more effective cross-class alliance building.
These internships will expand the book's social justice impact and will give the interns marketable skills in publicity and event planning and impressive accomplishments to strengthen their resumes. Priority will be given to applicants who can commit to more than one semester.
The Winter 2013-14 Book Promotion intern will develop a press list, a conference calendar, a web page, promotional materials, online event-planning tools and a database of possible event venues, and will pitch the book and author to potential event sponsors and media outlets. This is an exceptional internship for adding tangible work products to an intern's portfolio.
The Spring and Summer 2014 Book Promotion interns will organize and staff a national tour with book events and workshops; implement a social media campaign; and market and publicize the book. This internship will greatly strengthen the resume of someone interested in a career in publicity, publishing, event-planning, social media and/or marketing.
RequirementsPassion for social and economic justice
Experience using a variety of social media and social media tools
Good persuasive and technical writing skills
Not required, but a plus: html; WordPress; other website design skills; programming interactive web features.
We will only consider candidates who include a statement of how your values resonate with Class Action’s in their cover letter/initial inquiry.