Start: Empowerment is a BIPOC led social and environmental justice education project working with NYC schools to implement justice-focused curriculum and programming.
We collaborate with activists, educators, community members to create spaces for social and environmental justice education, and action. Additionally, we are staunch supporters of the principles of transformative justice, mutual aid, and healing.
Our goal is to use education as a tool to build healthy communities and organize around decolonization.
**These are temp positions that have the ability for permanent hire once funds are available. Therefore, strong preference is given to candidates who express joining out team on a long term basis.
Note on COVID-19: These positions are all remote as we would like to maintain health and safety standards in accordance with the law.
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We are looking for a Research Intern to assist with curriculum writing and development. Ideally, this candidate is knowledgable about environmental justice and has strong writing skills. This individual will directly work with our co-founders on creating content for our classes and creating programming for students to take action on issues of social and environmental justice. Knowledge of the NYC education grant ecosystem is preferred as we will enlist your help in writing and winning grants. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to . The position will be open until the role is filled, and a small stipend is available.
We are looking for a Social Media Intern who is able to run our Instagram, LinkedIN, Facebook, and blog platforms. This person should have previous experience managing and growing a social media platform and have a background in social and environmental justice. We are looking for someone with strong writing skills as we will enlist their help in developing blog posts and captions, graphic design/artistic skills is a plus. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to . The position will be open until the role is filled, and a small stipend is available.
We are looking for a Journalism & Publications Mentor to help us with our article production. Ideally, this candidate is knowledgable about creating layouts for online publications, has strong writing skills for editing, and can provide mentorship to young journalists. This individual will directly work with our staff writers on creating content for our online publication (an embedded Medium page on our site) and provide support for its layout and look. We are looking for a professional with minimum 1 year of experience in copy editing that can help us create the future in environmental justice online zines. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to . The position will be open until the role is filled, and a small stipend is available.