02 9 / 2014

Looking for a student internship at UCSD? Consider working at the Raza Resource Centro!

Looking for a student internship at UCSD? Consider working at the Raza Resource Centro!

02 9 / 2014

02 9 / 2014

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CPI has fall internships available for students interested in working on the fight towards social and economic justice in San Diego.

We are currently seeking organizing, media production, digital outreach, voter engagement and graphic design interns to work on various campaigns.

Please see our internship opportunities below and spread the word.

Internships are posted on our website at: http://www.onlinecpi.org/internships

Please contact me at tle@onlinecpi.org if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Trinh Le
Leadership Development Coordinator


CPI INTERNSHIPS – FALL 2014

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit research and advocacy center dedicated to the interests of working people in the San Diego region. Through research, community organizing and public education, we seek policy changes that promote economic justice and strengthen the middle class. CPI works to end working poverty by building a fair economy in which good jobs with healthcare coverage allow all working people to live with dignity.

For Fall of 2014, we have the following internships available:

Organizing Intern - Workplace Standards

This Organizing Intern will be supporting the Organizing Department with their campaigns around low wage workers.

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • Outreach for meetings and events relevant to low wage workers
  • Presentations at community meetings
  • Mobilizing community members
  • Calling community members to inform them of upcoming events and actions
  • Talking to workers or residents at worksites, small businesses, or in neighborhoods
  • Attending meetings, events, and rallies in the community
  • Data entry and other organizational support

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Strong written and verbal skills; computer competency.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Belief in and strong commitment to social and economic justice. Interest in low-wage worker issues a plus.
  • Experience and comfort working with communities of color and immigrant communities. Cultural competency.
  • Applicants that speak a second language, especially Spanish, a plus


Organizing Intern - Budget and Infrastructure

The Organizing Intern will be supporting the Budget and Infrastructure team with their Fall campaigns, which include city budget and infrastructure work, and the Participatory Budgeting campaign.

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • Outreach for meetings and events relevant to our campaigns
  • Presentations at community meetings
  • Callouts to community members
  • Talking to workers or residents at worksites or in neighborhoods
  • Attending meetings, events, and rallies in the community
  • Data entry and other organizational support
  • Research support

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Strong written and verbal skills; computer competency.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Belief in and commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Experience working with communities of color and immigrant communities.


Digital Outreach Intern

The Communications team is seeking an enthusiastic intern to assist with various aspects of digital outreach and campaign material development: Intern will walk away with the knowledge of how to coordinate a digital campaign.

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • How to target digital outreach
  • How to build digital relationships with supporter base on social media platforms and Nationbuilder
  • How to manage member list
  • How to develop digital content for outreach purposes

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with various social media platforms especially Facebook and Twitter
  • Must be willing to read up on local social justice events/campaigns
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be willing to experiment and fail
  • Coherent writing/typing
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Great Disposition
  • Applicants familiar with NationBuilder, MailChimp, Convio or similar tools, a plus
  • Applicants that speak a second language, especially Spanish, a plus


Media Production Intern

The Communications team is seeking a Media Production intern to assist with the creation of audiovisual content for various campaigns and outreach.

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • Learn key concepts of video production and photography
  • Produce one video every two weeks for key campaigns or topics of interests
  • Submit videos to submission services

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with various social media platforms especially Facebook and Twitter
  • Must be willing to read up on local social justice events/campaigns
  • Must be a self-starter and committed to social and economic justice
  • Must be willing to experiment and fail
  • Good writing skills
  • Sense of humor and ability to multitask
  • Applicants familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro a plus but not required
  • Applicants that speak a second language, especially Spanish, a plus


Marketing and Graphic Design Intern

The Marketing and Graphic Design intern will contribute to developing messages and materials to increase visibility, expand our reach, and connect to potential supporters.

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • How to target outreach, develop message and build relationships using social media platforms and Nationbuilder
  • Making visually interesting images using data about income, poverty, inequality, etc.
  • Support for key events, programs and campaigns. See www.onlineCPI.org for what these may be.

Qualifications:

  • Basic graphic design skills 
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms especially Facebook and Twitter
  • Be willing to find out about local social justice events, campaigns, communities
  • Must be a self-starter and independent
  • Great disposition and support social justice for all people

Voter Engagement Interns

Are you a social media rock star? Are you passionate about civic engagement (voter registration, motivating people to collective action, etc)? This is the internship for you! The Communications team seeks interns to help develop a new online voter engagement program. If you are driven, can’t stop looking at your phone or computer screen and up for inspiring your social network on issues impacting low income and working class communities in the region please apply today!

The experience and training might include some or all of the following:

  • Targeting digital communities
  • Social media engagement strategies
  • Brand and messaging development
  • Building and maintaining digital relationships
  • Distribution strategies
  • Voter education

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with various social media platforms especially Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram
  • Must be willing to read up on local social justice events/campaigns
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be willing to experiment and fail
  • Coherent writing/typing
  • Great Disposition – Have fun AND take your work seriously
  • Applicants familiar with NationBuilder, MailChimp, Convio or similar tools, a plus
  • Applicants that speak a second language, especially Spanish, a plus
  • Familiarity with text messaging and Snapchat is a plus

COMPENSATION: These internships are unpaid but are a great way to build your resume and get experience working at an organization that advocates for economic justice in the region. CPI can offer internships for course credit if it is available through your college campus. We are proud of our alumni and will gladly provide references for hard-working interns seeking employment or other internships.


HOURS:
Hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work anywhere from 10-20 hours a week.


DURATION:
The duration of these internships will be the beginning of September to mid-December in 2014.


DEADLINE:
The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday, August 22, 2014. Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, and three references to: Trinh Le, tle@onlinecpi.org. Please note in the email subject line which internship position(s) you are interested in.

The Center on Policy Initiatives is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.



Center on Policy Initiatives
http://www.onlinecpi.org/

20 8 / 2014

TODAY at 8pm! 

at Silent Tree (in front of Geisel Library)

With the recent ludicrous acts of violence against Black men such as Mike Brown, Ezel Ford, and Eric Garner, we’d like to create a space for community members to come be together and express out respect, sorry, grief, and solidarity with the fallen.

Please come and share with us your thoughts, energy, and feelings. Lets come together as a comm(UNITY) in these times of tragedy and support each other.   

We would love if folks could bring lighters, small Dixie cups for candles, and possibly your own writing utensil. We are still looking into collecting these items.

19 8 / 2014

New Course Fall 2014 

Professor Todd Henry

This course explores the cultural and social structures that dominated twentieth-century Korea: imperialism, ethnonationalism, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, socialism, and militarism. It also uses individual and collective engagements with these hegemonic structures to demonstrate contentious interactions between individuals and society.

image: Sopyonge (1993)

19 8 / 2014

05 6 / 2014

Goodbye Victor! #despedida #sops # operations #avguy #vb #mrbetts #vitorelnaco #phoneimpressions #wry

Goodbye Victor! #despedida #sops # operations #avguy #vb #mrbetts #vitorelnaco #phoneimpressions #wry

05 6 / 2014

Get excited for some free food and arts and crafts and community! Tony’s excited! #CCCArtSace #artsandcrafts