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Just Future Project: Digital Organizing Internship

Do you care about the 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?

The Just Future Project is looking for a dynamic, independent university student willing to pilot the CRM, webpage content management, and social media for a new campaign challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws in Virginia.

Must be 18+, willing to learn unfamiliar database and email systems with minimal oversight, and able to commit to at least 10 hours per week.

Much of 21stcentury organizing happens digitally. 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 garnett@ajustfuture.org with a brief cover letter, resume, and a writing sample you feel accurately demonstrates your written communication skills. Questions are welcome and more details will be provided to interested applicants on the focus of our grassroots organizing campaign.

Special Assistant for Organizing Campaign
Summary – Presently imprisoned criminal justice reform advocate is seeking a bright, driven, and conscientious volunteer to serve as a free world executive assistant. The selected volunteer will have the unique opportunity to work closely with a professional directly-impacted advocate on a combination of state and federal policy campaigns tackling some of the most challenging and marginalized issues in criminal justice reform. Tasks will primarily involve monitoring email, typing dictated responses, conducting both directed and independent online research, and occasionally translating handwritten material into typed and formatted digital documents.
Subjects – pre-crime preventative detention systems
registration and notification laws
intersectionality between LBGTQ rights and criminal justice reform
Ideal Candidate – Detail oriented self-starter with sharp memory and organization skills who is passionate about defending the inalienable rights at the heart of our national values, interested in learning to organize advocacy campaigns.
Requirements –
* Must be 18 +
* Must be available a minimum of 10+ hours per week
* Must be fluent in Gmail, MS Word, and Google Docs
* Must be free of correctional control (not appropriate for anyone on probation or parole)

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