Shelter in Place, Fight for Justice
Remote Summer Internship Opportunities
For Work-Study Students
We are looking for committed, passionate and motivated people who want to make an impact and fight for justice and equity in our communities this summer. If you want to build your skills and experience and have a deep commitment to justice, consider applying for an internship with one of our partner organizations. [Low-income students without work-study options may be eligible for other financial support]
Voter and Civic Engagement: Mobilize young voters and other traditionally low-propensity voters to be engaged in the electoral process and with community campaigns.
Technology Justice: Support the setup and development of technology solutions and the training of staff and volunteers to help organizations achieve their goals.
Design and Communications: Use your graphic design, video production or social media skills to advance social justice issues.
Youth Leadership and Empowerment: Help support the leadership development and education of youth and young people (13 to 25) through holding trainings, workshops, discussions and other engaging activities.
Community Organizing: Mobilize and educate community members and constituencies on a wide variety of issues from protecting housing, worker’s rights and public education.
About Our Partners:
San Francisco Rising: San Francisco Rising builds the political power of working-class communities and communities of color in San Francisco to lead the way for democratic governance that prioritizes racial, economic and environmental justice. We are an alliance of grassroots organizations led by people of color, and a political home for San Franciscans who care about justice and sustainability. We build power through deepening multiracial solidarity, educating and mobilizing voters, working closely with policymakers, organizing, and developing leaders of color.
Trabajadores Unidos Workers United: (formerly known as Young Workers United) was formed in 2002, and is a multi-racial and bilingual membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of jobs for workers in San Francisco. We raise standards in the low-wage service sectors in San Francisco through worker and student organizing, grass-roots advocacy, leadership development, and public education.
Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland’s neighborhoods, proving that everyday residents working together have the power to change the way our city is run. With longtime Oakland families and our newest neighbors working shoulder to shoulder, we are building on Oakland’s incredibly rich history to advance smart, community-first solutions for a thriving Town
AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund: AAPIs For Civic Empowerment-Education Fund (AAPI FORCE-EF) is an alliance of community organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islanders across the state of California. AAPI FORCE-EF builds organizers, organizations, and networks to form a far-reaching, powerful AAPI political bloc. We work on campaigns that center the needs of working-class Asian immigrant, refugee, and Pacific Islander families. We speak to voters in their own languages and empower young AAPI voters to mark their ballots. We work together to build the power necessary for positive change in our communities.
UndocufundSF: UndocuFund San Francisco was founded in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was launched by a coalition of immigrant worker and community organizations to provide direct assistance to undocumented workers and families impacted by the public health emergency and the shelter-in-place order. The fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic who live,work or recently lost work in San Francisco City and County due to COVID-19.
Seeding Change: Seeding Change grows a national Asian American movement to promote a just, sustainable, and democratic society. Our key strategies include building a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; creating an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experimenting with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.
Build the Wheel: Build the Wheel is a collaborative initiative to help strengthen community empowerment efforts across the country. Buildthewheel.org is being designed as an online clearinghouse of workshops and trainings where staff and community leaders from diverse organizations, neighborhoods, cities and issue areas can come together to share and build upon each others’ practice, experiences and learning in popular political education and leadership development. This is a space where community leaders and organizations seeking to affect policy change through community organizing and civic participation strategies will gain access to tools, curricula and resources to more effectively educate ourselves and the community constituents, members and leaders we work with.
Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund:The Center For Empowered Politics Education Fund is a new movement capacity building organization that aims to train and develop new leaders of color and grow our movement infrastructure, particularly around organizing and power building strategies.
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco: Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.
South Bay Youth Changemakers: South Bay Youth Changemakers is a youth-led community organization building Asian American political power in the South Bay. Through community organizing, civic engagement, and narrative work, South Bay Youth Changemakers empowers young people to build more just and sustainable communities.