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Spring 2012 Internship ProgramLeadership Center for the Common Good (Common Good) is a national training and support center whose mission it is to help build emerging community organizing efforts and to strengthen existing grassroots organizations. Our goal, through capacity building, is to strengthen the field of community organizing as a whole and promote broad progressive reform, increased equity, and a government more responsive to the needs of ordinary Americans. Common Good partners with 17 different state organizations in over 45 cities around the country. Our partner organizations are rooted in low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant communities. We support grassroots organizations that engage around a range of issues, such as worker organizing, banking/foreclosures issues, education reform, and civic engagement.
We are looking for smart, energetic and capable interns with a strong commitment to social justice and building progressive power for our Spring 2012 Internship Program. We recruiting strong applicants for the Progressive Policy Internship:
Progressive Policy Intern
- Assist with policy research on the housing & foreclosure crisis, education reform, and green jobs.
- Attend meetings, events, briefings, and participate in conference calls about relevant policy areas
- Assist with preparing, editing, and writing memos, briefs, policy reports and other written materials
- Small amount of administrative work
- Progressive Policy Intern will work with and be supervised by the Policy Director
- Current undergraduate or recent B.A./B.S.
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently
- Facility with a range of computer programs including Microsoft Suite
- Must have research experience; basic statistic skills a plus, but not required
- Strong passion and commitment to social justice a must for all applicants
To apply please submit resume, cover letter, brief (no more than 5 pages) writing sample to: email@example.com with the name the name of the internship you’re applying to in the subject line.
Deadline for Spring 2012 Internship Program is January 6th, 2012.
Internships maybe part-time or full-time, but interns must work at least 10 hours a week.
The Midwest Academy advances movements for progressive social change by teaching strategic, rigorous, results-oriented approach to social action and organization building. The Academy provides training (introductory and advanced) and consulting, equipping organizers, leaders, and their organizations to think and act strategically to win justice for all.