Internship Description and Expectations:
The student organizer leads efforts to identify, motivate, and organize students to create and develop a Peace Action student chapter on 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
- A manual to get your club started
- Access to state and national networks of peace activists
- Experience in public policy/advocacy
- 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
- Undergraduate or high school student in a Maryland institution
- Desire to organize students for peace and social change, leadership, and/or advocacy
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Knowledge of utilizing social media to advance a campaign or strategy
- Ability to work both independently and creatively
Send resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to Maryland Peace Action, P.O. Box 27001, 1220 Race St., Baltimore, MD 21230-9998. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.