Digital Organizing Internship

Grassroots Leadership seeks a Digital Organizing Intern in our Austin office (located at 2301 E. Cesar Chavez St). 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring our constituent data is clean and updated as we build a base for change
  • Executing a social media strategy to forefront our issues and leaders
  • Growing our social media following to increase the impact of our work
  • Live social media coverage of our events and actions to ensure as many people can participate as possible
  • Taking, editing, and organizing photos of our events and actions to document the movement
  • Monitoring coverage of our work in the media
  • Promoting media coverage of our work

Desired Qualifications

  • Commitment to ending disproportionate impact of mass incarceration, detention, deportation, and criminalization on communities of color
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work in close proximity to others
  • Eagerness to learn and grow
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Extremely well-organized
  • Sense of humility and humor

Strong applicants may also have qualifications including:

  • Direct experience with the criminal justice system
  • Fluent in written and oral English and Spanish
  • Experience fundraising and grant-writing
  • Demonstrated communications experience

This internship will be located in our Austin, TX office. We can offer a small stipend. 

It is the policy of Grassroots Leadership not to discriminate in the employment of staff, or in the selection of volunteers, on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, financial status or HIV status. Grassroots Leadership works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated and family members of those who are and have been in prison or immigrant detention.

Grassroots Leadership is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. People of color, immigrant community members, formerly incarcerated people, people who have family in prisons or detention centers, women, queer, and trans people are encouraged to apply. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.

Please send letter of introduction, resume/vitae and three employment-related references to HR@grassrootsleadership.org with “Digital Organizing Intern” in the subject line. Please tell us why this position is of interest to you and include a resume. Questions about the position should be directed to the same email address.