Are you passionate about civil liberties, the Bill of Rights, and the US Constitution? Are you a good speaker? Do you love to write? Would you like to get college credit for working on something you feel strongly about? Most importantly, do you want to make a difference?
If so, we'd love to hear from you. BORDC is currently looking of interns for the fall semester of 2014. Preference will be given to candidates located in or near Northampton, MA; Washington DC; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; New York, NY; and Raleigh/Durham, NC. We are looking for people who can work between 15 and 20 hours per week. Though we are not in a position to offer compensation, we are more than happy to work with your college or university to enable you to receive credit for this internship.
We are seeking individuals who are interested in our issues and are familiar with current events relating to government secrecy, surveillance detention, and torture. In order to intern with BORDC, you must be computer literate with good Internet research skills, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a self-starter able to prioritize and work often without direct supervision. If you have experience working as part of a nonprofit organization, even better!
Intern responsibilities are based upon the skills and interests of the candidate, as well as what BORDC may need at any given moment. Responsibilities and activities may include:
- Research and write blog posts, action alerts, press releases, and newsletter articles on issues including government surveillance, racial and ethnic profiling, and executive accountability for human rights abuses.
- Engage allied local organizations on behalf of BORDC and present proposed reforms as a vehicle for coalition building.
- Help facilitate organizing efforts.
- Organize local student groups and assist with development of campus organizing guide.
Interns are encouraged to make arrangements to receive academic credit for their internships. BORDC will accommodate the requirements of credit-earning internships as much as possible.
Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please indicate where you are located. Applications due by September 12, 2014. We look forward to hearing from you.