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Vendor Power Summer Internship

Join the SVP team for Vendor Power Summer - building power and fighting for justice for street vendors. Our summer internship program supports young adults ages 18 - 24 to grow their leadership and organizing skills, while building their knowledge of food-justice practices in NYC.  
 

Program dates: July 1, 2024 – August 23, 2024

Application due date: June 9, 2024 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinating and implementing membership education activities through direct outreach on-the-street; 

  • Supporting organizing team to plan membership and committee meetings focused on skill shares, political education, connection to campaign work, and building SVP’s membership;  

  • Phonebanking to street vendors to educate them on their rights, inform them of resources,  

  • Creating content and designs for social media to highlight individual vendors' businesses, 

  • Maintaining database for tracking participation and development of members;  

  • Conducting research to support relevant legislative campaigns; 

  • Participating in legislative campaigns that engage members and leaders with elected officials and win concrete improvements in the lives of vendors;  

  • This role will work directly with the Organizing Team to develop and implement all activities 

QUALIFICATIONS 
 

  • Relentlessly dedicated to building the power of working class, immigrant communities of color to incite transformative social and economic justice movement building  

  • Excited about working across multiple cultures and is flexible and patient when communicating with people who speak different languages  

  • A team-player eager to collaborate with diverse, intergenerational, and multicultural stakeholders to achieve systemic change  

  • Committed to and knowledgeable of SVP’s mission and movement building, and enthusiastic about nurturing leadership growth among members  

  • Bilingual in any of these languages: Arabic, Bangla, Mandarin, Spanish, and Wolof.  

  • Must be between the ages of 18 - 24

BENEFITS: 

Each intern will be compensated $20/hour for 20 hours per week, for six weeks. 

SVP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we fight alongside and serve. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and folks from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.   

The Street Vendor Project is part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers  

  

HOW TO APPLY: 
 

1) Submit your resume, cover letter to svp@urbanjustice.org 

2) Include the job title in the subject line. 

3) Application Deadline is June 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Applications submitted prior to this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.   

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