Youth & College Intern

Vacancy Announcement: February 15, 2017

 

Position Location:        Baltimore, MD                                                  

Travel:                               Occasional

Duration:                           Spring/ Fall Semester 2017 (Minimum of 2months)

The NAACP’s Youth & College Department is seeking dynamic undergraduate and graduate students to intern at the National Headquarters office (Baltimore).

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

The Youth & College Department offers an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in civil and human rights, public service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world work experience in the social justice arena.

Interns are fully integrated into staff activities and involved in national outreach, communications and engagement strategies for youth, college students and young adults.

Candidates must be technologically savvy, strategic, innovative and able to work within a complex organization while growing and expanding current communication efforts.

The program is designed to provide students with a great opportunity for high – level social justice advocacy experience.

This is an unpaid position centered on the work necessary to address some of the most pressing civil rights and social justice challenges facing our nation.  Interns/fellows are eligible to receive college credit as the guidelines set forth by their college or university.

Terms for Interns and Fellows are loosely based on a semester system: 

Spring                  January-June

Summer              June-September

Winter                 September-December

Duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Write articles for website and blog
  • Track legislation and litigation related to key issues
  • Monitor media coverage of policy issues
  • Attend task force and other coalition meetings as assigned
  • Help to coordinate grassroots and media events
  • Assist in the planning of Youth and College programs for the NAACP Annual Convention
  • Conducting on- and off-line research to support the NAACP Youth and College Division staff
  • Occasional administrative work
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary

How to Apply: 

Each term is 2 to 3 months with a flexible start date to accommodate college schedules. The actual dates of your internship will be discussed during the interview process and will be determined by your availability, as well as your supervisor’s schedule.  Email your resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample, and letter of recommendation to hresources@naacpnet.org.   

Nondiscrimination:
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.