Summer | NYC | Paid | Internship
The African American Policy Forum (AAPF), a national, think tank that connects academics, activists and policymakers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality, and the Columbia Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, are seeking a team of highly-motivated interns for its Summer 2016 internship program.
The Forum advocates for frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally. The center, the first such of its kind, The first such center of its kind, brings together scholars and practitioners from law, sociology, feminist and gender studies, human rights, social justice, and other fields to explore the relationship of intersectionality to their work, to shape more effective remedies, and to promote greater collaboration between and across social movements.
For ten weeks, starting late May or early June through mid-August, our interns will learn about the inner-workings of our non-profit think tank gaining insight into community organizing, research, and policy analysis. If interested in either law school or academia, this internship may be a great fit. Interns will work 40 hours per week. A stipend will be available to cover expenses.
Primary responsibilities will include:
We welcome all interested, including students of all years and majors, to apply. While we recognize that the internship will be a development opportunity, interns should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic proficiency in social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). We are looking for analytical critical thinkers and problem solvers with strong communication and other interpersonal skills. At least a high school diploma, GED, or comparable work experience is required.
How to applyApplication Instructions
The application is available here. Please also email your resume and a cover letter (1 page max, each) to Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We will be reviewing applications and making interview selections in three "waves":
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