Internships

 

Organizational Background

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (“EBC”) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA, working to advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color.  In  our 22  year  history,  we  have  worked  on  issues  including  jump starting  the  green  jobs  movement,  promoting  civic  engagement,  violence  prevention  through youth  leadership,  and  transforming  juvenile  justice  systems  in  California. We are currently working to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization in the United States through Truth and Reinvestment — moving resources away from failed criminal justice policies and into creating opportunities, also known as “books not bars, jobs not jails, healthcare not handcuffs.”

Internship Opportunities

Oakland, CA

Fall 2019 Development Internship

Application Period:  July 20, 2019 to August 10, 2019

Start Date:  September 9, 2019

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will be accepting internship application beginning July 22, 2019. The Development intern will work directly with the development team for this unique experience. The person who fills this position will contribute to the continued growth and sustainability of EBC, as they learn about our fundraising model; how we raise money; our giving programs; how we cultivate donors and maintain our relationships with them; how we use Salesforce to track donations and donor engagement. As the development intern you will have an opportunity to build your administrative fundraising skills, as well as be trained on Salesforce; engage with the fundraising committee to raise funds; research fundraising opportunities from foundations, in-kind, and event sponsorships. Candidates are committed to our mission to divest resources away from prisons and punishment and towards investment into our communities for healing and safety.

Interns are expected to make a 6-month commitment for 12-20 hours per week.

What you will gain as a Development Intern:

  • You will learn 101 basics of fundraising and development best practices.
  • You will be trained on Salesforce and how it’s used in the fundraising space.
  • You will learn how to conduct research for various fundraising opportunities.
  • You will learn how to engage with donors and fundraising volunteers.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume and writing sample to internship@ellabakercenter.org with Fall 2019 Development Intern in the subject line. The Ella Baker Center is committed to developing the leadership of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system, individuals who are underrepresented in the development field, and other groups that have been marginalized are strongly encouraged to apply to our program.

Fall 2019 Policy Intern 

Application Period: July 20, 2019 to August 10, 2019

Start Date: September 9, 2019

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is currently accepting internship applications for our Fall 2019 policy internship program. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. We accept interns with a variety of education credentials including undergraduates, law school or graduate students and non-students. Qualified applicants are enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented; have excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; and, can articulate a commitment to work for social justice and the ideals of EBC. 

Our program involves advocating for policy change at the local, state, and national level and will include the following:

  • Interns will conduct legal and policy research
  • Complete persuasive writing assignments
  • Outreach to communities whose voices need to influence policy. 

Required qualifications and skills

  • Interns are expected to make at least an 8-week commitment for 12-20 hours per week.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong writing, editing and proof reading skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and writing sample to internship@ellabakercenter.org with Policy Intern in the subject line.  Application open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.

The Ella Baker Center is committed to developing the leadership of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system, individuals who are underrepresented in the legal/policy field, and other groups that have been marginalized are strongly encouraged to apply to our program.

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