BorderLinks Summer Intern 2018
BorderLinks seeks a talented and energetic person who is interested in migrant justice to intern with us in the summer of 2018. The primary duties of the summer intern will be to maintain the delegation follow-up program. In the course of that work, the intern will learn a great deal about BorderLinks, migration justice issues, and other Tucson-based organizations led by or working as allies with people directly impacted by border enforcement or immigration policies.
The internship is unpaid, but BorderLinks will provide housing and food or prepared meals at no cost in the BorderLinks dormitory.
The internship lasts a minimum of six weeks but can be longer if the intern wishes. Those weeks can take place at any point between the end of May and the middle of August. BorderLinks expects the intern to work a minimum of 30 hours each week on BorderLinks tasks and to spend additional time pursuing personal interests, such as volunteering with other migrant-justice organizations. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange such volunteer opportunities. The intern will also be able to participate in select parts of BorderLinks delegations that take place during that period.
The BorderLinks delegation follow-up program encourages delegations to carry out the plans they made while at BorderLinks, collects stories of successful actions, and connects delegates to other BorderLinks alumni or migration justice activists in their area. This work involves many phone calls and emails, and it requires written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and a personable demeanor.
The follow-up program is likely to require less than 30 hours of work each week; the remaining time will be spent on a variety of tasks, some of which will be quite boring, but all of which are important to the organization.
Application deadline is March 1.
Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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