Fields: environmental justice, climate change, urban planning, racial justice, policy
Location: Los Angeles, California
About the Organization: The mission of Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE) is to develop multi-dimensional approaches that reduce and eliminate structural barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color.
About the Position: This position will support building a grassroots base to win strategic campaigns in the areas of climate justice, equitable investment, and workforce development; with particular focus on campaigns to improve South LA’s competitiveness in securing climate investments and to organize residents along major transit improvement corridors in the South LA region. The intern will work across the Campaign and Program Teams, report to the Campaign Director, and may be assigned other ad-hoc projects as they arise.
Key Responsibilities: Develop and help to deliver popular education materials and curricula for Black, Latinx, working class, and poor South LA residents organizing on issue-based campaigns; Support development and implementation of democratic processes and structures to ensure community and member input in campaign strategies.
- Familiarity with transportation policy areas such as Transit Oriented Development, Active Transportation, Vision Zero Plans, and relevant participatory processes
- Familiarity with, if not in-depth understanding of, climate justice, equitable investment, workforce development, and other key policy areas impacting low income communities of color and working class families in Los Angeles
- Some investigative research experience including industry, policy, or issue analysis.
- 1-2 years prior community or labor organizing experience, particularly in the area of leadership development in issue-based campaigns
- 1-2 years prior experience developing educational materials or curricula
- Demonstrated interest in social change through community organizing to build and exercise grassroots power
- Demonstrates proficiency in all elements of organizing through leadership development and mentoring instead of assuming primary responsibility for success
Estimated Salary: $15/hour, 15-20 hours/week
Deadline: October 8, 2018