Class Action is a small but inspiring national non-profit that works with organizations and institutions to identify issues of class/classism (prejudice based on social class), race and class intersections and provide a framework for dismantling this often overlooked oppression. We put out a vision of a world without classism, where everyone is treated with respect and an end to economic inequality. Our program work includes popular education workshops, first-generation student support groups, curricula for middle and high-schoolers, intersectionality with other oppressions, curricula for middle and high school students and general publications about class and classism.
Class Action has some standing internships each summer, but we have also worked with students who are motivated to design a workplan that fits their education goals and our programmatic work. For the summer of 2015 we have internships in the following program areas: First Generation College Student Organizing - Builds on the success of our 1st Gen Summit and expands our first gen network. This intern would gain skills in outreach, research and expand their knowledge of the first-gen experience and interventions for success. (1st gen student strongly preferred) Anti-Racism for working class communities - Many of the traditional anti-racism and diversity work is rooted in college-educated, middle class culture. Class Action is working with a cohort of anti-racism facilitators to deepen our understanding of what makes good cross-class anti- racism work that doesn't offend working class people of all races. This intern would gain skills in outreach, data collection and analysis, and creating materials for our constituents. Created Equal - Class Action has a curriculum for middle and high-schoolers around examining 'The American Dream.' We are currently piloting this curriculum in several schools and will be collecting and analyzing data over the coming year. This internship would be ideally suited to an education major and they would gain skills networking with social-justice minded teachers, implementing the curriculum with youth groups and observing teachers using the curriculum. Administrative and Development - We have an ongoing internship position to work with the Outreach and Development Director and the Administrative Coordinator to learn the ins and outs of what makes a non-profit run. This intern would gain invaluable skills using constituent databases, email outreach, fundraising techniques and more.
Internship skills needed:
- Passion for social and economic justice;
- Detail oriented and well-organized;
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a group;
- Class Action is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, LGBT people, raised poor or working-class and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to find us:
The internship is located in Jamaica Plain, walking distance of the Stonybrook T stop. We are in The Brewery Complex, a lively non-profit center in Boston.
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How many people work at the organization:
4 staff members
Are there other interns at the organization during the summer:
Yes, usually 2-4
Flexible, must start by June 1, 2015 unless an exception is made by CLPP Assistant Director
|2013||Phuong Pham |
Phuong Pham final report.pdf
|2012||Anna Shaddae Rodriguez|
|2010||Megan Couture |
|2009||Ellen Dai |
|2008||Elissa Lopes |
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