Black Girls Matter Miami Coalition Internship: Freedom Summer Intern!
About Black Girls Matter Miami Coalition:
The Black Girls Matter Miami Coalition seeks to address the many dangerous odds facing young women of color in America. From public education to the criminal justice system, the various institutions that come in contact with black and brown youth fail to address issues that disproportionately impact young women and girls of color. Coalition members include Dream Defenders, Miami Workers Center, Power U Center for Social Change & S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective.
Fiscal Sponsor: S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective:
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is excited to be the fiscal sponsor for the coalition.
The Black Girls Matter Miami Coalition is seeking a part-time intern for the inaugural cohort of the coalition’s Freedom Summer Institute. This 4-week intensive leadership development program will engage local youth as organizers to effect policy change. The coalition provides high quality, arts-based relationship-building, leadership development and political education opportunities for high school-aged girls living in Miami-Dade County. This position will work closely with the community organizer as well as the BGM Coalition and its member organizations.
- In collaboration with the BGM organizer, develop arts-based, social justice focused workshops. Areas of concentration may include spoken word/poetry, photography, videography/video editing and production, photo-editing, painting, public education ads, and the like;
- Workshop facilitation require strong storytelling skills and social justice framework;
- Outreach tasks including door-knocking, phone/text banking, drafting email blasts, social media posting and other tasks as it relates to summer institute.
- Play a key role in the logistical planning of the summer institute which may include coordinating transportation, food ordering, and/or managing on-site location issues;
- Maintain communication and positive relationships with community organizer/program coordinator, all coalition members, youth organizers, SSLC staff, parents and coalition partners;
- Respectful and compassionate interactions with all youth program participants in alignment with the SSLC Principles and Personality;
- Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will:
- Have experience working with teenage youth of color, possess a passion for positive youth development, and uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes;
- Have an analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice;
- Bring whole self to position. be a team player, and be a fast learner;
- Have experience with administrative tasks including calendaring, task management & professional email communication;
- Be LGBTQIA+ affirming;
- Have reliable transportation;
- Be self-disciplined with a strong sense of timeliness and attendance;
- Have strong written and oral communication skills;
- Possess emotional intelligence.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship, however interns will receive community service hours and/or service learning hours as well as individualized professional development on a weekly basis throughout the course of the internship. College applicants can also use this internship to fulfill course or graduation requirements.
Start date: Candidates should be available to start at the end of May 2019.
Hours: About 25 hours/week in the afternoons from May 27th, 2019 to August 3rd, 2019.
How to Apply:
Please submit resume, via e-mail to: Angela Petit-Frere: BlackGirlsMatterMIA@gmail.com. Please include “BGM Freedom Summer Intern” in the subject line by May 10th, 2019.
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color and Miamians are encouraged to apply.