Fields: African American, labor, racial justice, economic justice, social justice
Location: Raleigh North Carolina
Deadline: July 13, 2018
Details and Requirements: In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low wage work in black communities, the National Black Worker Center Project was launched in 2012. The National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP) is a national network of black worker centers. We support and incubate worker centers who empower black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key employment sectors. We provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on black communities, and work to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies. Through our network we intervene in the labor market to improve racial and economic employment conditions. The NBWCP Internship program will provide an opportunity for current undergraduate students or recent graduates to gain hands on experience at a growing social justice nonprofit organization. As the National office is still in its infancy with a start-up type of environment, there is vast opportunity for interns to learn and grow with the organization. We envision each intern to spend 9-12 months with us, gaining exposure to various areas within the organization and the social justice field. $10-$15 per hour, 20 hours per week
• The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and executing the National Black Worker Center Project’s social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This role offers the intern a total immersion into a busy social justice organization and the successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff, external social media consultants, and the organization’s members and network to learn about social media, digital communications and marketing in a non-profit environment. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our brand and campaigns.
• The Administrative Operations (Admin-Op) Intern will serve an important role in the development and implementation of key technological systems and processes for this growing organization. The Intern will assist in the research, implementation, staff training and on-going maintenance of collaborative technological tools and software. In addition, the Intern will provide administrative support to staff members where needed. The Intern will gain hands on experience in the fields of Non-Profit Management, Social Justice, Business Administration and Administrative Operations. The Intern will have opportunities to participate in educational webinars and may be invited to attend convenings and events that will provide hands-on experience and insight into the organization and field.