Class Action

Mission: 

Class Action is a 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.

Category: 

  • Economic Justice

Internship description: 

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 2017 we have internships in the following program areas: 1) First Generation College Student Organizing - Work on programs such as our 1st Gen College Student Summit, 1st Gen Digital Storytelling and 1st Gen mentorship program.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) 2) Staffing the Mission - Class Action is working to make the nonprofit sector more accessible to working class people by surveying nonprofits to find out who's doing what that works and identifying common pitfalls that prevent working class people from being able to work in the sector. 3) Popular Education Intern - Our most active program is our Popular Education workshops. This intern will help with the creation of our trainer manual, outreach to past and prospective workshop hosts and collect/analyse workshop evaluations. 3) Administrative and Development - We have an ongoing internship position 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: 

  • Detail oriented and well-organized
  • Passion for social and economic justice
  • 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 other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply

Location: 

  • Boston, MA

How to find us: 

Jamaica Plain is a funky neighborhood in Boston. We are conveniently located a 3 minute walk from the Stonybrook Station on the Orange subway line.

Work hours: 

Monday-Thursday

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Not accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

4 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes, usually 2-4 total

Internship dates: 

Flexible

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