CURB Internships: Fall 2019/ Winter 2020 

CURB is seeking three new interns. Our internships provide 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 Coordinators, the interns will have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizing skills while working alongside an amazing group of anti-prison activists. All interns should be committed to racial and social justice, have strong written and verbal communications skills.


ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP Assist CURB in our state-level advocacy work to shrink the prison and jail systems in California, reduce incarceration, and invest in community-based solutions.

Responsibilities Include: Supporting a small organization with limited resources and available to attend the Advocacy Workgroup conference call twice monthly.

• Engaging member organizations in legislative & state budget advocacy;

• Writing letters of support and opposition for legislation;

• Supporting policy research;

• Supporting grassroots organizing and outreach efforts;

• Coordinating advocacy events;

• Working with Media Interns to maintain CURB website and social media;

• Assisting with administrative tasks;

• Recruiting future interns and volunteers;

• Other duties as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior community organizing or advocacy experience;

• Commitment to racial and social justice; and/or a background in prison issues;

• Available to attend weekly advocacy meetings every Thursday from 3:30-4:30;

Strong written and verbal communications skills


MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP Assist CURB in using media and communications to generate broad public support for reducing the number of people in prison and jail in California.

Responsibilities Include: Supporting a small organization with limited resources and available to attend the Media Workgroup conference call twice monthly.

Managing social media updates across platforms, including unique content creation, memes and graphics

Supporting grassroots organizing, including all events and outreach efforts;

Updating website as it relates to communications;

Recruiting future interns and volunteers;

Editing and updating CURB’s press contacts and media kit;

Assisting with administrative tasks.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Strong written and verbal communications skills;

Solid computer skills;

Commitment to social justice;

Experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube;

Interest in criminal justice issues;


DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP Assist CURB in development and fundraising efforts to generate broad public support for reducing the number of people in prison and jail in California.

Responsibilities Include:

• Supporting grassroots organizing and outreach efforts;

• Cultivating relationships with potential & current donors;

• Coordinating the logistics of various fundraising activities (direct mailings, thank you cards, events etc.);

• Supporting grant writing and research;

• Maintaining organizational website & social media as it relates to development;

• Assisting with administrative tasks;

• Recruiting future interns and other duties as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong written and verbal communications skills;

• Solid computer, social media and editing skills;

• Prior fundraising or community organizing experience;

• Interest in building grassroots fundraising skills;

• Available to attend some fundraising meetings;


HOW TO APPLY:

Interns are asked to make a minimum commitment of three months to the organization and to meet a number of work hours agreed upon in advance. All positions are unpaid, but opportunity to receive school credit or funding is allowed if offered by the candidate’s program. Formerly incarcerated people, people with incarcerated loved ones, Black people, people of indigenous decent, other people of color, and queer and trans people are encouraged to apply. Our Los Angeles office is located at the Chuco’s Justice Center: 7625 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90001. The office is wheelchair accessible.

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to info@curbprisonspending.org. Please put “CURB Internship,” in the subject line and let us know which internship you are interested in.