The Youth and Student Program Intern works within the Youth and Student Program, which is part of the Grassroots Leadership and Engagement Unit (GLE). Through the recruitment, retention, and skills development of activists and broad national networks, GLE staff build grassroots capacity to advance human rights education and AIUSA’s advocacy, campaign, and organizing work.
AIUSA interns are paid on an hourly basis, with a maximum workload of 35 hours per week and for no more than 3.5 months in duration. The rate of pay is $15 per hour. The selected candidate must be located in a state where AIUSA offices are located: New York City, Boston MA, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Oakland CA, and Washington, D.C. All AIUSA employees are currently working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; interns are able to work in offices if and when staff return to offices in person.
The Youth & Student Program Intern will support initiatives that engage young people in human rights education, advocacy, and organizing in their communities across the United States, as well as provide support to youth leadership bodies within the organization. This fall, AIUSA is beginning the process of developing the next organizational youth strategy, including evaluation of the current strategy, consultation across staff and membership, and drafting of the next strategy. The intern will be a key member of the team working on the youth strategy alongside staff and member leaders. They will also support other strategic communications with activists. In this role, the intern will learn about strategic planning and strengthen skills related to project management, data analysis, critical thinking, shared leadership in a membership organization, consultation methodology and implementation, and, broadly speaking, activism and organizing for human rights.
Carry out analysis and interpretation of data related to youth activism at AIUSA, including student group surveys and data gathered through staff and member consultation.
Support consultation of AIUSA members and staff, including scheduling, preparing, taking notes, and analyzing content.
Shape, organize and prepare weekly communications to AIUSA community-based activist groups.
Maintain the Virtual Action Network Slack workspace, including content creation and member engagement.