Available: (Flexible) June-August 2019
Hours: 10-20 weekly; with occasional weeknight and Saturday availability
Location: Spokane, Ellensburg, Yakima, Tri-Cities, Pullman, or Walla Walla
Reproductive rights are essential for achieving gender equality. Each day, we organize and mobilize to protect that freedom, including by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave and protections from pregnancy discrimination. With our 40,000 members in Washington State, we focus on mobilizing our base to effect meaningful change.Like 7 in 10 Americans, we believe abortion must remain legal and accessible. We are the foot soldiers who work to ensure that abortion access is not only protected, but expanded for every American. And when it comes time to hold political leaders accountable at the ballot box, our members are there. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting for true reproductive freedom, and shine a spotlight of accountability on the bad actors trying to impose their out-of-touch agenda on us all.
NARAL seeks an organizing intern to join our team this summer to assist in membership engagement, legislative research, and targeted campaigns to resist Trump’s anti-choice agenda. This fellowship will be a hands-on position designed for fellows to gain exposure to issue-based advocacy while making critical contributions to reproductive freedom in Washington State.
Community Organizer Fellowship
Description: Community organizers are our city’s main point of contact with local grassroots groups, community groups, and NARAL members. As the fellow, you’re responsible for assisting the Eastern Washington Organizer to ensure that we are proactively reaching out and serving our community. Our main focus will be Spokane but research on neighboring cities will be conducted to help in strategy planning. Fellow(s) will be responsible in assisting in recruiting for the monthly take action meetings; knocking on doors to invite impacted individuals to take action; engaging in local, municipal elections to expand our pro-choice majority at every level of office in Washington State; and coming up with other creative ideas for making sure we are doing our best to develop a relationship with every single member.
- Past experience as an advocate is preferred but not required
- Strong knowledge of either Spokane, Ellensburg, Yakima, Tri-Cities, Pullman, or Walla Walla
- Strong verbal, written, and computer skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Flexibility, reliability and a willingness to learn
How to apply: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2019. Please email a resume and cover letter to Norma Heredia at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Organizing Fellowship