Miami Workers Center

Mission: 

The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of South Florida's most oppressed communities. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status, understanding that the contributions and needs of women, girls, and femmes must be the basis for a social justice agenda. 

We approach all of our work through the Femme Agenda, a long-term plan to combat the feminization of poverty. Our scope of work includes: building the power of Black and Brown domestic workers, a member-led fight for truly affordable housing, participation in coalition work fighting for healthcare for all, and a fight for comprehensive sex education in Miami-Dade County Schools. Through this work, we have gained numerous community partners, compensation for domestic workers that have been exploited because of their immigration status, "Ban the Box" for more fair access to public housing, Miami-Dade County proclamation declaring June 7 as Domestic Workers Day of Recognition, almost 1,000 folks mobilized for the Florida March for Black Women, and so much more!

Category: 

  • Economic Justice

Internship description: 

Students interning with the Miami Workers Center will have the opportunity to work alongside the domestic worker, housing, and healthcare organizers, as well as the Gender Justice Coordinator to advance the work of the Femme Agenda. Responsibilities may include campaign research, logistical support for events, participation in event planning meetings, meeting/event facilitation, data entry, phonebanking and canvassing outreach, and more.

Internship skills needed: 

Potential interns should have strong written and oral skills, be comfortable with taking direction and executing efficiently, have a sense of self-initiative, be an active listener, have the ability to extend beyond their comfort zones, be flexible, and be able to communicate their needs effectively.

Languages required: 

Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Creole) preferred.

Location: 

  • Miami, FL

How to find us: 

Our office is located in Liberty City, Florida which is a historically Black working-class neighborhood. There is limited Metro service. Bus service is also available in close proximity to the office.

Work hours: 

30 hours per week. 10:30am-6pm, with flexibility for some night and weekend hours.

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Yes

How many people work at the organization: 

8

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

No

Internship dates: 

Flexible