Our interns play critical roles in making Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson’s work possible. They do everything from everyday office work to social media management to moving dozens of their peers to action and raising thousands of dollars. Given their importance, we are looking for people who are passionate about social justice and the work of building the power we need to create a world where people and planet come before profit. We don’t expect that they know everything about what that entails, but we do expect them to have the drive to learn, take initiative, and be flexible. The work that our interns do is not always the most exciting but every task they do, from data entry to research, grows our capacity as an organization. Our internship program provides an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of grassroots organizations, to develop practical skills through hands-on work, and to contribute to and be a part of movements for immigration and utility justice.

We have areas of work that each intern will focus on, but interns will participate in work outside of those areas in their time with us. As such, there’s no need to be a perfect fit for one position. Those areas are:

Description: Our Outreach Interns will advance our campaigns to win municipal ID legislation in cities across the Hudson Valley and to win driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers through building up our volunteer base. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach activities (canvassing, tabling, door-knocking) to recruit potential volunteers
  • Participate in phone-banking sessions to engage volunteers and increase event turnout
  • Build relationships with potential volunteers

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
  • Persistence and determination
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, be well organized and reliable

Description: Our Grassroots Fundraising Interns will help execute our grassroots fundraising activities, primarily our Summer or Winter drives, by recruiting volunteer Fundraising Team members and managing them through the drive.

Responsibilities:

  • Weekly team meetings
  • Identify and recruit potential Fundraising Team members
  • Managing Fundraising Team members through the drive
  • Executing own fundraising
  • (if not managing a drive, an intern may work on donor cultivation through making phone calls, writing letters, and maintaining our donor database)

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage time and many moving parts; detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Google Suites

Description: The Administrative Intern(s) will take on a variety of day-to-day tasks to ensure the office functions smoothly and that the rest of staff has the support they need to work well.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with scanning, copying, and post office runs
  • Data entry and filing projects
  • Help manage our member and donor databases
  • General office upkeep and assistance

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Exceptional attention to detail — this is essential!
  • Strong computer skills

Description: The Communications Intern will support NLMH through the development of its social media presence and maintenance of its website.

Responsibilities:

  • Graphic design for social media, flyers, and/or posters
  • Website maintenance
  • Develop exciting social media content for Twitter and Instagram
  • Grow our following across social media platforms

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Creative person with strong written communications skills
  • Detail oriented and willing to take initiative
  • Strong background in graphic design
  • Preferably experienced with basic video editing, social media management, and WordPress

Description: The Political Education Interns will create curricula to develop the political education of our members and allies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Research workshop topics (e.g. immigration policy history, social movement history)
  • Identify key readings and resources for prospective volunteers
  • Develop interactive workshop lesson plans for different audiences

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience in lesson-planning is a must! 
  • Passion for social justice and strong familiarity with social justice frameworks 
  • Self-motivated and well organized

Expectations across areas of work:

  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks
  • Possesses the drive to learn new skills, the initiative to take on challenges, and the resourcefulness to address obstacles head on
  • Ability to give and receive criticism and contribute to an anti-oppressive organizational culture that aims for both support and accountability
  • Readiness to work outside of regular hours on occasion
  • An active interest in social justice, grassroots movements, and/or immigration justice
  • Commitment to Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson’s mission and program

Specifications:

  • Volunteer, unpaid commitment, of 4+ hours per week though we are often able to secure academic credit for internships
  • Our internships are primarily based in Poughkeepsie, but we also accommodate remote internships, primarily in Communications and Research, Grassroots Fundraising, Language Justice, and Volunteer Outreach
  • The more hours you can commit per week, or over time, the more in-depth your work will be! 

How to apply: