Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps

Civil Liberties and Public Policy is:
CLPP is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice.
They are currently seeking paid summer interns. The internship program information can be found below.
The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate students from around the country at reproductive rights and social justice organizations for ten-week summer internships. 
The RRASC program defines reproductive rights broadly to include movements advocating for human rights, economic justice, racial equality, queer rights, immigrants' rights, access to health services, and youth empowerment among others.  Our partner organizations span the country and work with and for various communities.  Since our program started in 1999, CLPP has placed over 350 interns at more than 100 organizations. 
RRASC internships are substantive with interns participating in organizing, advocacy, direct service, community health, education, research, public policy and more.  All interns receive a $3,300 stipend and complete an intensive internship training at the annual CLPP conference. 
Read more about RRASC, confirm your eligibility, read about the work of former RRASC interns, browse our host organizations, or apply to the 2015 program. 
Find out more about the program and apply:
Application 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

YA-YA Network seeking youth leaders!


The YA-YA Network is seeking youth leaders starting in January!
The YA-YA Network is looking for passionate and motivated young people interested in activism and social justice. We are seeking youth (15-19 years old) that want to learn how to take on a leadership position in a variety of social justice movements by building skills needed to make change happen. 
About Us: The Ya-Ya Network is a youth-driven social justice organization focusing on providing youth with alternatives to joining the military. We are committed to supporting young people, especially from marginalized communities, to become leaders in the movements for social, economic and racial justice. We are actively anti-racist, feminist, and allies to the LGBTQIA* community. Find out more about us at www.yayanetwork.org or visit our Facebook page.  
Program Description: We begin with political education and anti-oppression workshops. We will examine root causes of the problems in our communities and the ways people have organized to make change happen. You will get the chance to work with your peers to build your communication, organization, and activist skills. You will be able to share lessons learned and work together to build a more just world. Other opportunities include: outreach, tabling, speaking on panels and events, and facilitating workshops for other groups. 
Program Hours: The program meets throughout the school year, meeting after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30PM to 6:30PM, and Saturdays from 11AM to 3PM. Summer hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12-6PM. Additional activities, like meetings, films, conferences, rallies, & protests, will occasionally be scheduled outside of program hours.Upon completing all requirements of the program, including regular attendance, you will receive a stipend. Train passes and lunch will be provided during summer hours. 
Location: Workshops are given at our space, located centrally in Manhattan, accessible by most train lines. We are located at 224 W 29 ST, 14th floor. 

Think YA-YA is the space to cultivate strengths and drive one's passion for social justice? Apply or forward to someone you may see fit for just this!
 How to apply?Fill out the application below! For any questions or concerns e-mail applyatyaya@gmail.com.  
Application deadline is January 9, 2015! 
This application is our way to get to know you. Share about yourself! After processing your responses, we’ll ask you to come in for an in-person interview.