Vendor Power Summer Internship Program

7 Jun 2023


SVP is looking for three dynamic, young adults (ages 18-24) for our summer internship program, Vendor Power Summer. Vendor Power Summer will provide young adults with leadership development skills and non-profit management, knowledge of food-justice practices in New York City’s diverse neighborhoods, and the various social, economic, environmental immigrant, and racial factors that marginalize street vendors. Through Vendor Power Summer, SVP aims to boost the confidence of young adults in their communities with the hopes of becoming future grassroots leaders who advocate for themselves and others.    


Program dates: July 6, 2023 – August 25, 2023 

Application Due Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 at 11:59 PM

To Apply: Email your cover letter & resume to with “Vendor Power Summer Internship” in the subject line by application due date.

Ideal Qualifications and Skills 

  • 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, Wolof, Mandarin, Spanish, or Tibetan 


  • Coordinate and implement membership recruitment activities including direct outreach on-the-street and through partner organizations 
  • Support other outreach activities such as phonebanking and flyering 
  • Maintain database for tracking participation and development of members 
  • Translate various outreach, educational, and membership-related materials and communications
  • Participate in legislative campaigns that engage members and leaders with elected officials and win concrete improvements in the lives of vendors 


Each intern will be compensated $20/hour for 20 hours per week, for eight weeks totaling a stipend of $3,200. 

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 




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