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Global Trade Watch - Field Organizing Internship - 2014

Are you an activist at heart? Looking for a place to gain organizing experience? We’ve got the internship for you! Global Trade Watch is currently seeking field organizing interns for 2014.

General Description:

The field intern will work as a member of our national field team, developing professional grassroots and online organizing skills while helping to lead the fight against corporate globalization and the corporate trade agenda.

Responsibilities:

Projects will vary and may include:
  • Outreach to unions, environmental groups, fair trade groups, faith groups, and others interested in stopping “free trade” agreements 
  • Raising awareness about current issue campaign priorities using social media tools and traditional organizing techniques
  • Preparing for and participating in awareness-raising events, demonstrations, and other actions
  • Creating and finding memes, videos, and other media for online organizing
  • Updating our activist website and providing content for corresponding social media platforms
  • Assisting with maintaining a national database of activists, organizations and key contacts
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Some demonstrated experience organizing, either online or with grassroots groups
  • Commitment to public interest and good government work; previous public interest work preferred; familiarity with public policy issues a plus
  • Good organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Some familiarity with databases (preferably Access) desirable
  • Basic understanding of Internet-based research and general computer skills
  • Can-do attitude; ability to quickly to respond to new developments
  • A burning desire to fight corruption

Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. For 40 years, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts, ensuring that all Americans are represented in the halls of power and that our government works for us.

Global Trade Watch is a division of Public Citizen founded in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. At the forefront of national and international globalization struggles, GTW is one of the few progressive organizations focused full-time on these issues.

Conditions:

Walking two flights of stairs and several blocks to and from congressional offices. Global Trade Watch is a non-smoking workplace.

This internship is UNPAID, though academic credit can be arranged and the grassroots organizing and national-level advocacy experience is not to be missed.

Preference will be given to applicants who can work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and give a minimum 10-week commitment. Specific start and end dates and weekly schedule are negotiable. Some telecommuting is also an option.

To Apply:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter to Lacey Kohlmoos at lkohlmoos@citizen.org. No phone calls.

In your cover letter, please include the following:
* Why you want to work for Global Trade Watch
* A description of your most meaningful organizing/advocacy experience (this includes activities with on-campus student groups)


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