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Hey new applicants…
Do you want to work with a bold and powerful climate justice organization?
Do you want to learn organizing skills and be part of a Community of Resilient Resistance?
Then a PeaceUp internship is just right for you!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS INTERNSHIP
Peaceful Uprising is not just a collection of climate justice activists; we are a beloved community, one that embraces organizers from all walks of life and all levels of experience.
What makes PeaceUp different? Our work includes deepening our analysis of the climate crisis and expanding our ideas and methods for confronting it. We believe that attaining Climate Justice will also take strategically confronting internal and external systems of oppression — from the personal to the structural. An opportunity to work with PeaceUp is not just as a resume filler but is as an invitation to co-create knowledge and action at the intersections of environmental degradation and the social inequities this world perpetuates.
What does the internship look like? An internship with PeaceUp includes participation in regular operations, such as community meetings and administrative responsibilities, while also developing your own theories of change and building a radically inclusive space with us. We’ll ask you to commit to one of our current projects, through which you’ll have an opportunity to connect with other local organizers and reach out to the greater community.
Our 2015 projects are varied, but all of them are critical to our success and provide opportunity to build real, on the ground organizing skills:
- Tar Sands campaign: raise public awareness on the issues, outreach to frontline and impacted communities, co-faciliate presentations and workshops on the campaign, participate in our ongoing vigil at the site of extraction!
- Trainings: facilitate workshops or trainings on climate justice and creative activism.
- IT support: web maintenance and data entry.
- Media/Video: create media (video, photo, blogs) from local events; archive materials on our website.
- Events: help organize events–from idea to logistics–to educate, recruit and have fun!
What does the internship require of me?
While there is no set schedule for each intern we do ask interns to commit at the beginning of their time with us to a certain number of hours per week. We also ask that you have a commitment to climate justice and a desire to work collaboratively within our community.