Digital Organizing Internship (Remote or Hybrid)

Do you care about criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+ rights, or racial justice?  Would you like to spend your semester learning to organize a grassroots advocacy campaign and drive digital engagement for one of the most marginalized populations in America?

Just Future Project is looking for a dynamic, independent university student willing to pilot our CRM, actively manage our webpage content, and develop social media content for an active legislative campaign challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws in Virginia.  The first bill in the country to abolish these laws is currently pending before the Virginia Senate (SB 1244).  You will also help develop materials for a presentation to the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Kyoto 2021), in addition to hyping the event before hand and documenting Just Future Project’s participation realtime via social media.

Must be 18+, willing to learn unfamiliar database and email systems with minimal oversight, and able to commit to at least 25 hours per week for a full semester.

Much of 21st century organizing happens digitally — along with everything else in a pandemic. You will learn how these systems work and provide the technical infrastructure for the outreach and engagement campaign. Materials will be written by a veteran criminal justice reform advocate, but you will run the systems that send out emails, maintain the growing database of grassroots supporters, and mobilize those supporters to take direct action (such as contacting their elected officials).

Graphic arts skills are a plus (for work on infographics and design layout), but not required.

If you would like to learn more, please email contact@ajustfuture.org with a brief cover letter, resume, and samples of both your informal and formal writing, which you feel accurately demonstrates your overall written communication skills. Questions are welcome and more details will be provided to interested applicants on the focus of our grassroots organizing campaign.  (Or you can scope out our website, which has a lot of information about the constitutional and human rights nightmares these systems represent.)

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