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 


  • 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


  • 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


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


1) Submit your resume, cover letter to

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

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