Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide

Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide is a Southern-based leadership development organization that focuses on dismantling the root causes of oppression and creates spaces for movement building. Project South is committed to building people power from the bottom up, working across issue areas, and among many grassroots organizations working for the liberation of all people affected by economic, racial, gender injustice. We work with communities pushed forward by racism, poverty, and violence in order to strengthen leadership and provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation. We build relationships with organizations and networks across the US and global South to inform our local work and to engage in bottom-up movement building for social and economic justice.

Category: 

  • Social Justice

Internship description: 

The Internship will be focused on one of three areas:

  • Movement Support – create political education for the organization, our partners, membership, and larger base and provide intermediary support for movement building organizations.
  • Movement Organizing – build autonomous social movement power rooted in the U.S. South.
  • Community Organizing – build power rooted in the place where we work with partners, youth, and residents of South Atlanta.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Strong work ethic
  • Time Management
  • Writing & Research Skills
  • Works well in a team
  • Works well independently
  • English, bilingual Spanish helpful

Office information:

The Atlanta office location is accessible by public transportation. The building has stairs but no elevator. 

COVID-19 changes:

Due to COVID-19 Project South’s physical office has closed to daily activity and staff members have been working remotely since March 2020. Although we are looking forward to returning to the office and we practice community health and safety protocols for any necessary meetings, we do not have a plan to open the building at this time. We are planning to continue remote work until new conditions emerge. Project South staff and interns meet regularly by Zoom and support the team to mitigate social isolation by using virtual platforms, primarily Zoom. We have a weekly virtual office space where staff members, including interns and fellows are invited to join to create opportunities for interaction across work teams and work areas.

Location: 

  • Atlanta, GA

Work hours: 

Up to 28 hours per week. Typical Office Hours: 10

Dress code: 

Casual

How many people work at the organization: 

30 Full & Part time staff & Contract Staff Members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes

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