Friday, April 17, 2015

Paid Policy and Organizing Internship with Center for Responsible Lending

Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending  are national organizations based out of Durham, North Carolina with regional offices in North Carolina, Washington, DC, and California. The Center for Responsible Lending is seeking a Policy and Organizing Intern to build this movement of religious communities working to stop the payday loan debt trap while deepening her or his skills in coalition-building, organizing, and policy advocacy. The internship is a 20 hours per week position, based in Washington DC, and for a renewable 3 month term.

Expected Activities
  • Conduct surveys of religious leaders and faith-based social service providers regarding the impact of predatory lending in their communities
  • Assist with turn out for events, webinars, and advocacy actions
  • Write newsletters, discussion guides and other written materials
  • Assist with the campaign's social media and web presence
Skills/Experience
  • Strong communication skills (in person and in writing)
  • Organizational skills
  • Interest in the intersection between faith and policy related to poverty and economic opportunity
  • Willingness to work with a wide range of community and faith partners
Compensation 12/hour for undergrad student, 14/hour for grad student

Location This position will be based in CRL's Washington, DC office.

Hours: Up to 20 hours/week

Desired Major(s): Government, Political Science, Communications, Social Work, Religion or Theology

Education Level Preferred: Graduate or Undergraduate

Application Instructions Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject.