Colorado Progressive Coalition is looking for interns with a passion for social justice to join and help build the movement for positive social change. This is a great opportunity to broaden your horizons beyond that of the classroom or jobs, gain valuable skills for a future career in activism and nonprofit management, intensely develop your leadership skills, and earn college credits! We offer different types of internships (click on the links below for more detailed descriptions); their availability depends on current campaigns.
We're also always looking for volunteers who can help out with events, data entry, and phone banking among other things. To find out more about volunteer opportunities click here.
Please email your resume to the staff listed on the internship description and answer the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in interning with CPC?
2. Why would you like to work on the issue/program area you chose?
3. What kind of volunteer, work or life experiences have prepared you to work on that issue/program area?
4. When would you like to start your internship and how long will you be able to stay at CPC?
5. How many hours will you be available?
The Community Organizing Intern helps develop and implement grassroots community organizing and civic engagement strategies to assist in each of CPC's campaigns and project goals. The major focus is on building a base of active members and member leaders by engaging in leadership development within members and recruiting new members to join the organization.
The health policy intern will help research, update fact sheets, and create new outreach materials to help educate our membership about the many different pieces of federal health care reform.
The Development Intern will assist with fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include: generating thank you letters, data entry of gifts, follow up with donors via phone and letter. Development interns will learn to research, write and submit a grant, taking the grant writing process from beginning to end. Additionally, interns will learn about grassroots fundraising (event planning, appeal writing, etc).
The Racial Justice and Civil Rights Program works to eliminate racial disparities. Historically, this program has worked towards the vision of ending racial profiling and police violence in our communities. The RJ intern will participate in at least one the following: Racial Justice Hotline, Community Organizing, Research, Social Media and Administrative Duties. Interns are expected to have a role with the Racial Justice Hotline. Additional responsibilities will be determined according to need, time availability, skills, and interests.
The communications intern directly supports the communications director and works hand in hand with a communications team and policy departments to develop messaging, materials, and strategies that achieve project goals while considering broader contextual repercussions.