Vendor Power Summer Internship Program

17 Dec 2020

Vendor Power Summer! Intern with SVP!

Join the SVP team for Vendor Power Summer - building power and fighting for justice for street vendors. Our summer internship program supports young adults ages 18 - 24 to grow their leadership and organizing skills, while building their knowledge of food-justice practices in NYC.

Program dates: July 12, 2021 – August 20, 2021 

Application due date: July 1st, 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating and implementing membership education activities through direct outreach on-the-street;
  • Supporting organizing team to plan membership and committee meetings focused on skill shares, political education, connection to campaign work, and building SVP’s membership; 
  • Phonebanking to street vendors to educate them on their rights, inform them of resources,
  • Creating content and designs for social media to highlight individual vendors' businesses,
  • Maintaining database for tracking participation and development of members; 
  • Conducting research to support relevant legislative campaigns;
  • Participating in legislative campaigns that engage members and leaders with elected officials and win concrete improvements in the lives of vendors; 
  • This role will work directly with the Organizing Team to develop and implement all activities
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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relentlessly dedicated to building the power of working class, immigrant communities of color to incite transformative social and economic justice movement building 
  • Excited about working across multiple cultures and is flexible and patient when communicating with people who speak different languages 
  • A team-player eager to collaborate with diverse, intergenerational, and multicultural stakeholders to achieve systemic change 
  • Committed to and knowledgeable of SVP’s mission and movement building, and enthusiastic about nurturing leadership growth among members 
  • Bilingual in any of these languages: Arabic, Bangla, Mandarin, Spanish, and Wolof. 
  • Must be between the ages of 18 - 24

BENEFITS:

Each intern will be compensated $20/hour for 20 hours per week, for six weeks.

SVP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we fight alongside and serve. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and folks from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

The Street Vendor Project is part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

1) Submit your resume, cover letter to svp@urbanjustice.org

2) Include the job title in the subject line.

3) Application Deadline is July 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Applications submitted prior to this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

 

 

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