Georgia WAND Education Fund

Georgia WAND envisions a world without militarism or systemic violence, with just, healthy, secure, and sustainable communities, and in which Georgia is a leader in regional, national, and global movements. We are an independent, community-driven, grassroots, woman-led organization that seeks to develop local leaders to speak on their own behalf. Our work now focuses in three areas: 1) civic engagements, which includes voter education and outreach; 2) community organizing, and 3) advocacy and policy work.

Georgia WAND Education Fund’s mission is to educate the public and opinion leaders about the need to reduce violence and militarism in society, and redirect excessive military spending to unmet human and environmental needs.

Category: 

  • Environmental Justice

Internship description: 

This intern would report to our Government Affairs Director and support GA WAND's legislative work. In particular, we are working on collaborating with EJ partners to develop legislation in support of access to clean water in Georgia. The intern would be responsible primarily for policy research, as well as program support in the form of coordinating events (likely virtual), social media support and program promotion, and attending coalition meetings.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to take initiative and move projects forward without heavy supervision
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to upholding anti-racist, anti-oppression frameworks
  • Fluent in English

Office information:

Our building location in Atlanta, GA is ADA accessible and near public transportation, but this internship could be conducted completely remotely. The intern would have access to their own work space if we are open by June 2021.

COVID-19 changes:

Due to COVID-19, GA WAND's offices are closed with the exception of 2 hours on Wednesdays. Staff are supported to work at home, and have been offered time off to rest and recover as needed.

Location: 

  • Atlanta, GA

Work hours: 

Flexible within the hours of 9am-5pm, some evenings or weekends as needed

Dress code: 

Business casual

How many people work at the organization: 

4 FT staff, 6-7 PT canvassers, 9 volunteer board members, approx 15 volunteers

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

No
Internship final reports: 
2020Sonya Bhatia