Announcement – 2 Fall Anti-Prison Internships 

Fall 2014

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has two exciting internships available in our Oakland or Los Angeles office.  We are looking for enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking candidates.  We are a statewide alliance of organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in California.

Development Internship overview:

CURB is seeking an Intern who can assist the organization in some of the following areas: generating broad community support for reducing the number of people in prison in California; cultivating relationships with potential & current donors; coordinating the logistics of various fundraising activities (direct mailings, thank you cards, events etc.), supporting grant writing and media campaigns; maintaining organizational website & social media; assisting with administrative tasks; helping with grassroots organizing and outreach efforts; recruiting future interns and other duties as necessary.

The internship provides the opportunity to gain experience in grassroots fundraising, research, outreach, grant writing, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building. Working directly with the Statewide Coordinator & Field Organizer the intern will have the opportunity to develop leadership, organizing & development skills while working alongside an amazing group of anti-prison activists.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid computer, social media and editing skills
  • Prior fundraising or community organizing experience
  • Commitment to racial and social justice or a background in prison issues
  • Interest in building grassroots fundraising skills and working in a small organization with limited resources
  • Available to attend weekly meetings on Thursdays from 2pm-3pm


Organizing and Advocacy Internship
 overview:

CURB is seeking an Intern who can assist the organization in some of the following areas: generating broad community support for reducing the number of people in prison in California; maintaining connections between CURB and people inside prison through written correspondence; supporting media campaigns; maintaining organizational website; assisting with administrative tasks; helping with grassroots organizing and outreach efforts; supporting legislative advocacy; recruiting future interns and volunteers; help expand our current volunteer program and other duties as necessary.

The internship provides the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. Working directly with the Statewide Coordinator and Field Organizer the intern(s) will have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizing skills while working alongside an amazing group of anti-prison activists.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid computer skills
  • Prior community organizing or advocacy experience
  • Commitment to racial and social justice or a background in prison issues
  • Interest in working in a small organization with limited resources
  • Available to attend monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm

Interns are asked to make a minimum commitment of 3 months to the organization and to meet a number of work hours agreed upon in advance with the alliance. All positions are unpaid, opportunity to receive school credit or funding is allowed if offered by the candidates program.

Californians United for a Responsible Budget is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people.  All interested individuals, including women, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and queer and trans people are encouraged to apply.

To apply, e-mail your resume, and cover letter, to Emily Harris at emily@curbprisonspending.org. Please put “CURB Internship” in the subject line and let us know which Internship you are applying for and which office you’d want to work in.  Feel free to contact Emily with any questions 510-435-1176.

Our Oakland office is located near the corner of Webster and 14th St. and is served by the 12th Street BART, and multiple bus lines. The office is wheelchair accessible.

Our Los Angeles office is located at the Chuco’s Justice Center at 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. in Inglewood.  The office is not wheelchair accessible.

For more information about CURB visit: www.curbprisonspending.org to read more about our current interns visit: http://curbprisonspending.org/about/meet-the-interns/