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Global Trade Watch – Field Organizing Internship


Are you an activist at heart? Looking for a place to gain organizing experience? We’ve got the internship for you! Global Trade Watch is currently seeking field organizing interns.

General Description:

The field intern will work as a member of our national field team, developing professional grassroots and online organizing skills while helping to lead the fight against corporate globalization and the corporate trade agenda.

Qualifications:

  • Some demonstrated experience organizing, either online or with grassroots groups.
  • Commitment to public interest and good government work.
  • Good organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of Internet-based research and general computer skills.
  • Can-do attitude and an ability to quickly to respond to new developments.
  • A burning desire to fight corruption.
Conditions: The office is located on the third floor and requires walking two flights of stairs and several blocks to and from congressional offices. GTW is a smoke-free workplace.

Expectations:

We expect that interns be able to work a minimum of 10-15 hours a week. Our internships generally follow the academic calendar (beginning and ending with each semester,) but there is some flexibility within that. We request at least an 8-week commitment, though interns may request to remain longer than one semester.

Compensation:

The field organizing intern position is unpaid. Academic credit can be arranged.

How to Apply:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please send your resume, cover letter (include specific areas of interest in trade policy or international affairs), availability, and a brief writing sample to GTWinfo@citizen.org.

People of color, women and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Global Trade Watch is a division of Public Citizen founded in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. At the forefront of national and international globalization struggles, GTW is one of the few progressive organizations focused full-time on these issues.

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