DC JwJ Summer Organizing Fellowship

Benjamin Banneker Summer Fellowship program rnrnDC Jobs with Justice (DC JwJ) is seeking a DC Public School student or recent DCPS graduate for a paid summer organizing fellowship. rnrnBackground: DC Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor organizations, community groups, religious organizations and student groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society. The Benjamin Banneker Summer Fellowship program was started in 2008 to introduce DCPS students and recent graduates to potential careers in community organizing. rnrnResponsibilities:rn*Assist organizers in planning and implementing solidarity activities such as rallies and other actions, door-knocking, and educational programs as part of DC JwJ campaigns;rn*Help coordinate English-as-a-Second-Language program for immigrant workers in DC; andrn*Other outreach activities as needed, including phone banking, tabling at community or labor events, and making presentations at union or community meetings. rn*Participate in on-the-job training in organizing, communication, and fundraising skills. rnrnDesirable skills:rn-Interest in community organizing and social justice issues;rn-Strong written and verbal communication;rn-Basic computer skills;rn-Passion and commitment a must!rnrnInternship program is full-time for eight weeks. Start and End Dates are negotiable. rnrnCompensation: Weekly stipend of $500.rnrnSend resume and short statement of interest to DC JwJ Search Committee at:rndcjobswithjustice@yahoo.com orrn888 16th St. NW suite 520rnWashington, DC 20006rnrnApplication deadline: Friday, June 11th 2010rnrnFor more information, please contact Mackenzie Baris at 202-974-8224rnrnDC JwJ is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, women, lgbt, and differently-abled people to apply.rnrn

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