Internships in Antiwar and Social Justice Organizing

 

 The Syracuse Peace Council (SPC) is seeking interns who are enthusiastic and passionate about working to create a world of peace, freedom, equality, and social justice and who are motivated to take action to end military aggression, imperialism, and all forms of oppression. By interning at our office, you'll have the opportunity to learn about important issues of the day as well as the basics of grassroots organizing from outreach to publicity to fundraising. 


Interns at the Peace Council need to be self-starters, comfortable operating in a grassroots environment.  Interns work alongside SPC staff and non-staff activists/organizers to offer support and leadership in our organizing work.  Applicants seeking college internship credit should consult their institution for guidlelines.

 Supervision & Evaluation - Interns are supervised by the Peace Council staff person relating to their area of work. Evaluation of interns will be based on their level of responsibility in following through effectively on tasks, their ability to work cooperatively with others and where applicable, their role in the success of projects.  

Time - Start dates, end date, and hours are flexible.  Some evenings and/or weekends may be preferred depending on the scheduling of events.


SPC is offering the following internship areas for the Fall 2021 semester. While we may not have the capacity to fill and supervise interns for all four of these areas, these are the options for focus areas we have prepared. Prospective interns are also encouraged to approach us with proposals for internships which do not fall into the areas of focus listed.

 

Nuclear Free World Committee Internship

Join SPC’s Nuclear Free World Committee in organizing for the nonproliferation and abolition of nuclear weapons, primarily with our local work on the Back from the Brink campaign. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) research, writing, social media assistance, website updating, data-entry, event promotion, attending meetings, and other assistance with local organizing and advocacy efforts.  Learn more about the Nuclear Free World committee's work at https://www.peacecouncil.net/programs/nuclear-free-world-committee.

 

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation Internship

Support SPC’s Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) committee in their education and organizing in solidarity with the Indigenous people of the Onondaga Nation in CNY.  Current projects include building support for replacing the Columbus Statue in downtown Syracuse with a diverse cultural heritage display, and the Witness to Injustice experiential workshops on the history of the colonization of Turtle Island (the US). Responsibilities are varied depending on the skills of the intern, but having the flexibility to attend meetings (largely on zoom) is extremely helpful.

 

Social Media & E-Communications Internship

Help build and maintain SPC’s social media presence, e-announcements, and website to keep our community updated on our organizing and advocacy and how to get involved. Responsibilities may include communicating with SPC committees on content, messaging, and timing; regular posting on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram); website updating; creating simple graphics; researching and editing content for e-newsletters and e-announcements; and attending meetings.

Basic knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is required. Experience with creating videos and/or graphic design is a bonus.



Plowshares Craftsfair Internship

Assist with organizing and promoting our annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival! This is our largest event and fundraiser of the year, as well as a key outreach opportunity. Responsibilities may include helping to organize the Silent Auction, the SPC Marketplace, and volunteers for the weekend; promoting the event via social media, email, and flyering; and attending Plowshares committee meetings.

 

Our staff is mainly working remotely during this uncertain period of the Delta COVID variant, with occasional time in our office. Interns must be able to work remotely for the majority of their internship, with the ability to spend occasional time in the office welcome but not required.

 

To learn more about SPC’s work, feel free to browse our website (committee webpages in particular: Beyond War and Militarism, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Nuclear Free World, and Justice for Palestine), and check us out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

 

To apply:

1) Fill out the internship application online

2) Submit a resume to spc@peacecouncil.net. (Please feel free to contact us with questions as well.)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until openings are filled. Intern selection process will include a Zoom video interview.

 


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