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Vendor Power Summer Internship – Street Vendor Project

Join the SVP team for Vendor Power Summer – building power and fighting for justice for street vendors. Our summer internship program supports young adults ages 18 – 24 to grow their leadership and organizing skills, while building their knowledge of food-justice practices in NYC.

Program dates: July 1, 2024 – August 23, 2024

Application due date: June 9, 2024 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinating and implementing membership education activities through direct outreach on-the-street;

  • Supporting organizing team to plan membership and committee meetings focused on skill shares, political education, connection to campaign work, and building SVP’s membership;

  • Phonebanking to street vendors to educate them on their rights, inform them of resources,

  • Creating content and designs for social media to highlight individual vendors’ businesses,

  • Maintaining database for tracking participation and development of members;

  • Conducting research to support relevant legislative campaigns;

  • Participating in legislative campaigns that engage members and leaders with elected officials and win concrete improvements in the lives of vendors;

  • This role will work directly with the Organizing Team to develop and implement all activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relentlessly dedicated to building the power of working class, immigrant communities of color to incite transformative social and economic justice movement building

  • Excited about working across multiple cultures and is flexible and patient when communicating with people who speak different languages

  • A team-player eager to collaborate with diverse, intergenerational, and multicultural stakeholders to achieve systemic change

  • Committed to and knowledgeable of SVP’s mission and movement building, and enthusiastic about nurturing leadership growth among members

  • Bilingual in any of these languages: Arabic, Bangla, Mandarin, Spanish, and Wolof.

  • Must be between the ages of 18 – 24

BENEFITS: 

Each intern will be compensated $20/hour for 20 hours per week, for six weeks.

SVP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we fight alongside and serve. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and folks from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Street Vendor Project is part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers

HOW TO APPLY:

1) Submit your resume, cover letter to svp@urbanjustice.org

2) Include the job title in the subject line.

3) Application Deadline is June 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Applications submitted prior to this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Urban Justice Center

We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

646-602-5600

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