Internship Opportunities

INTERN WITH VOZ

VOZ is currently seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about issues of social and economic justice to join our team as interns! Internships at Voz are unpaid. There are several positions (descriptions below) available including:

  • Community Organizing Intern
  • External Organizing Intern

Interested in gaining professional experience working with a well-established community nonprofit? E-mail your resume to volunteercoordinator@portlandvoz.org to express your interest!

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERN

POSITION: Community Organizing Intern

SUPERVISOR: Internal Organizer

PRIMARY ROLE: We seek a passionate, committed, organized and energetic intern to support our Organizer in fulfilling her job duties. The Community Organizing Intern will help promote participation and leadership development of day laborers, organize assemblies, workshops, events, and meetings in pursuit of VOZ’s mission: to be a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through organizing, leadership development and community education.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist organizing and carrying out assemblies, workshops, events, meetings,
  • and soccer practices
  • Motivate day laborers to participate and lead
  • Document proceedings
  • Maintain files, schedules, and participation/leadership data in Voz’s database

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong personal interest in human rights and social justice advocacy
  • Strong command of spoken and written Spanish

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EXTERNAL ORGANIZING INTERN

POSITION:External Organizing Assistant

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

PRIMARY ROLE: To assist the Executive Director (ED) in coordinating campaigns, managing networks of partners, and mobilizing the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help to organize, plan, and coordinate the logistical support needed for meetings, conferences and workshops, training courses and other meetings sponsored by Voz.
  • Help determine meeting needs such as space allocations, interpretation, translation, specialized conference staff, transportation, and equipment and supplies to ensure that all requirements for holding Voz meetings are met.
  • Attend and takes notes at coalition meetings
  • Participate in the coordination of the preparation of resource documentation for special missions, programs, and activities of the ED in collaboration with relevant areas of Voz.
  • Assist in managing OJO (Observadores para Jornaleros de Oregon), including training and schedule.
  • Research
  • Help manage communication with coalition members
  • Help to coordinate community actions and cultural events
  • Translate documents
  • Draft reports
  • Data entry
  • Help write press releases and invite media to events
  • Write template letters for Day Laborers for different purposes
  • Time commitment of 5-15 hours weekly

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Passionate about people, human rights, and justice and with a great attitude representative of Voz
  • Ability to manage, network, and motivate community partners
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in immigrants’ and labor rights issues
  • Experience in community organizing preferred, interest required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to draft clear and concise text for producing documents, letters and other reports as needed
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Spanish, minimum 80% fluency preferred