Campaign Organizer Intern

Internship Opening: Campaign Organizer Intern in Austin, TX 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling bases. The final deadline is September 5.

Internship Period: September 15- December 5

Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.

The internship offers an opportunity for aspiring organizers to get hands on experience with grassroots community organizing! Participants will learn a wide range of organizing skills such as worksite organizing, planning direct actions, public speaking and media relations, and grassroots mobilization.

The Campaign Organizer intern will work with the Research and Policy program of WDP to protect the rights of low-wage workers, particularly construction workers, through grassroots organizing for WDP’s corporate campaign that ensures fairer conditions at the workplace. The intern will also participate in researching and advocating for polices that create opportunities for working families, and help coordinate a committee of worker leaders who are at the forefront of WDP’s campaigns. WDP’s successful model of organizing, research, and advocacy has won thousands of workers in Texas safer conditions and better wages.

Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Conversant in Spanish

  • Computer literate: Word, Internet, and e-mail

  • Ability to work independently

  • Commitment to social justice

  • G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher

  • Able to work 15 to 20 hours a week including Tuesday nights and occasional weekends.

Responsibilities: Intern will work with WDP staff and volunteers to:

  • Develop and implement a grassroots mobilization plan to push both industry leaders and policymakers to create better, safer jobs for working families

  • Organize public pressure campaigns to improve working conditions for low-wage workers

  • Help coordinate member  committee to build worker leadership statewide

  • Plan and participate in statewide actions, marches, and press conferences

  • Ensure local developers and contractors provide higher wage and safety standards on worksites

  • Coordinate with local media to spread the word about workplace injury and other common abuse of low-wage workers

  • General office and programmatic support

Compensation:

  • Life-long experience and skills

  • Referrals for future employment

  • $150 stipend per month

WDP strongly encourages candidates who are people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this opportunity.

How to apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Courtney Koger at courtney@workersdefense.org. For questions, please call 512-391-2305 ext. 8043.

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