Jobs, Fellowships and Things you should know about from around the country

CPL New LeadersCenter for Progressive Leadership (CPL) New Leaders
CPL’s New Leaders Internship Program brings young people from underrepresented communities across the country with a demonstrated passion for progressive change to Washington D.C. for paid, on-the-job experience in a top progressive organization, leadership training, coaching, networking and community building. The 2010 New Leaders Internship runs from June 7th – August 13th, 2010. The early decision deadline to apply is February 8th, 2010 and the regular decision deadline is March 8th, 2010. However, the application process is rolling and the earlier you apply, the higher likelihood you have of being matched with an organization of your choice. For more information visit http://www.cplnewleaders.org.

Generation Change
Excited about the opportunity for progressive change on social justice issues in the last year? Ready to take the first major step in working as a community organizer? Then apply to be a 2010 GenChange Intern! Work full-time with a local community organization on issues that directly affect you, receive a 5 day intensive introductory training to community organizing, and get paid (Interns earn $400 per week before taxes for 10 weeks). Interns are placed directly with experienced organizers who are committed to leadership development and investing in the next generation of community organizers and grassroots leaders. For more information visit http://tiny.cc/GenChange.

Brower Youth Awards
The Brower Youth Awards will launch the 2010 prize search for outstanding grassroots environmental leaders on January 1, 2010. We’re looking for individuals ages 13-22 who are changing the world. Six Brower Youth Award honorees will receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, and media coverage. The award doesn’t stop there. Our honorees continue as environmental change agents, writers, organizers, visionaries, and speakers, supported by Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative. Join them! Visit the Brower Youth Awards Web site for full details.

Alliance for Justice (www.afj.org) has internships available for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. Interns must be able to work a minimum of twelve hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks.
Interns will gain substantive experience working on a wide range of projects with professionals in Alliance for Justice’s Outreach (Field) and Communications departments. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voices heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives. We identify and address threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, drive strategies, organize campaigns, and mobilize constituencies. Alliance for Justice promotes a bold agenda to realize our Constitution’s promise of liberty and justice for all.

Advocates for Youth: Youth Activist Network Coordinator
The Program Coordinator for the Youth Activist Network will manage Advocates’ Campus Initiative as well as the Great American Condom Campaign (GACC) and will work closely with the New Media Strategies and Policy Departments to expand and mobilize the Youth Activist Network. For more information visit here.

Choice USA: Midwest Field Associate
Choice USA seeks a committed, experienced individual who is passionate about reproductive/social justice to organize and develop our Midwestern States Field Program. The Midwestern States Field Associate will build a diverse base, lead and create trainings, build relationships with colleagues and partners as well as create and implement campaign strategy. Candidates must have knowledge of and commitment to reproductive health and rights and/or social justice issues, experience with national and/or state organizing and excellent training skills. For more information and to see other opportunities visit Choice USA’s idealist page here.

Energy Action Coalition: Executive Director
The Energy Action Coalition is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join our team as the Executive Director. Energy Action Coalition has a central staff of 10 that coordinates our coalition of 50 organizations with 30+ funded staff in the field. The central staff is small and flexible in order to respond to the coalition’s changing needs and variety of projects. The Executive Director will be a key spokesperson and advocate for the Energy Action Coalition nationally and internationally. They will be responsible for representing the Coalition to media, funders and supporters, government, and other non-governmental organizations. For more information visit http://tiny.cc/EAC202.

United States Against Sweatshops: National Organizer
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is currently hiring two (2) full-time National Organizers to be based out of Washington, DC. The position requires a two-year commitment and a willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. The position offers a comprehensive health benefits package and a union contract including flexible vacation time and a Cost-of-Living Adjustment. Applicants will be notified in late April and the position will start in May/June 2010. Incoming organizers will be trained by the four current national organizers, three of whom will leave shortly after the two incoming staff start. USAS National Organizers are overseen by a National Coordinating Committee of student organizers. For more information on USAS, please visit http://usas.org.

Californians For Justice: Oakland Organizer
Californians for Justice (CFJ) is currently hiring for an Oakland Organizer. Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of communities that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. Since 1995 we have organized youth, immigrants, low-income people and communities of color in order to improve their social, economic and political conditions. CFJ is a unique and exciting organization. We are the only grassroots organization in California that is organizing youth and
community college students to have a voice in both local and statewide education policy. For more information visit http://www.caljustice.org.

Brave New Films: New Media Associate
Brave New Films is looking for a New Media Associate to assist and drive our online marketing and distribution efforts. This is a very unique and exciting opportunity for the right person to use their social media marketing, email marketing, analytics, and project management talents to help build a vital progressive infrastructure. For more information visit http://bravenewfilms.org.

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