In Baltimore, we are seeking a summer intern to work on our campaign advocating for a water affordability ordinance in Baltimore City. One third of Baltimore City’s population already cannot afford water service, and the Department of Public Works plans to raise rates another 31% by 2017. This City Council ordinance would ensure that everyone has right to the city’s high quality water service.
Current student standing is not necessary. Academic credit is often available for students based on university praxis or service learning opportunities. We provide volunteer credit for participants in service groups.
This is a paid temporary full-time position based in our Baltimore office and it runs from June - August.
Responsibilities may include:
- Conducting outreach with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students.
- Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community events like farmers markets, neighborhood association meetings and block parties.
- Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure City Council members.
- Canvassing and petitioning to build grassroots pressure on key targets.
- Assisting in media outreach to educate people.
- Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
- Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key decision makers.
- Bottom-lining at least one element of the campaign.
- Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
- Hold regular office hours and participate in weekly meetings with Organizing staff.
- Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
- Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
- Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.
- Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
How to apply:
Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] (Subject: Summer 2017 Baltimore Organizing Internship). Incomplete applications will not be considered.