Intern with the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State

SUMMER 2019

The Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS is looking for 2 motivated interns for summer 2019, to work full or part-time. We are a non-profit social justice organization based in Albany, NY, working to unite faith, labor and community in a statewide movement for social, racial and economic justice. Our current focus is coordinating the New York State Poor People's Campaign, part of a nationwide movement to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism and environmental devastation.

Interns will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, based on their particular skills and areas of interest.

  • Organizing: Learn how to plan and lead a "deep canvass" drive, participate in direct action planning, gain skills in meeting facilitation, campaign planning, and leader identification.

  • Social media/communications: Help manage LRC's social media accounts and website. Learn about and help do press outreach and strategy.

  • Fundraising/development: Learn about grassroots and grant fundraising and help plan a fundraising event.

Interns will also join a weekly reading/discussion group with LRC staff to reflect on social movement building and deepen their own understanding and analysis. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Poor People's Moral Action Congress in Washington, DC, June 17-19.

NYS Labor-Religion Coalition’s office is located at 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham - just north of Albany, NY. Access to reliable transportation is preferred but not required. Remote work will be considered for the right candidate. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to emcneill@labor-religion.org with subject line “Summer Internship.”

FALL 2019

Labor-Religion Coalition is looking for 2 motivated interns for fall 2019. We are a non-profit social justice organization based in Albany, NY, working to unite faith, labor and community in a statewide movement for social, racial and economic justice. Our current focus is coordinating the New York State Poor People's Campaign, part of a nationwide movement to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism and environmental devastation.

Interns will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, based on their particular skills and areas of interest.

Organizing: Learn and practice basic organizing skills (campaign planning, meeting facilitation, canvassing, direct action planning, one-on-ones).

Social media/communications: Help manage LRC's social media accounts and website. Learn about and help do press outreach and strategy.

Fundraising/development: Learn about grassroots and grant fundraising and help plan a fundraising event.

Interns will also have the opportunity to help plan and participate in the New York Poor People's Campaign People's Assembly, to be held in Painted Post, NY Oct. 27-29. The People's Assembly will bring together 200 grassroots leaders from across New York for relationship-building, skill-sharing, and planning the NY PPC's next steps.

Interns will also join a weekly reading/discussion group with LRC staff to reflect on social movement building and deepen their own understanding and analysis.

NYS Labor-Religion Coalition’s office is located at 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham. Access to reliable transportation is preferred but not required. Remote work will be considered for the right candidate. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter and writing sample to emcneill@labor-religion.org with subject line “Fall Internship”.