MPA Job listtwo internships...

Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at csbs.utah.edu
Wed Apr 9 14:08:11 MDT 2003


COALITION OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES INTERNSHIP

Crossroads Urban Center is a private, nonprofit, community organization
working on social justice issues by providing direct services, advocacy,
and
community organizing assistance to thousands of low income,
disadvantaged,
disabled, and minority people in Utah. Crossroads is seeking a Coalition
of
Religious Communities Intern who is directly accountable to the Director
of
the Coalition of Religious Communities. The Coalition of Religious
Communities is a public policy advocacy group that addresses social and
economic justice issues for low income Utahns.  This is a temporary
position.


QUALIFICATIONS
- Committed to social change through advocacy and community organizing
- Ability to work harmoniously with a diversity of faith communities and
the
Utah political environment.
- General knowledge of public policy process.
- Ability to articulate thoughts clearly and persuasively, both verbally
and
in writing.
- Ability to gain the confidence of others and to motivate them to act.
- Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, well organized and dependable.
Limited weekend and evening work will
    be required.
- Knowledge of general office procedures, phone etiquette, computer
skills,
and public relations skills.
- Ability to multitask work under pressure. Willingness to follow
directions
while thinking independently.
- Good listener.


JOB DESCRIPTION
- Help to plan and organize CORC meetings and education workshops.
- Help to develop and implement strategies for involving CORC faith
communities in advocacy efforts.
- Assist with advocacy opportunities during the Utah Legislative
Session.
- Research CORC policy issues and develop fact sheets.
- Compile and edit CORC's monthly newsletter and other outreach
materials.
- Work in coalition with representatives from other advocacy groups,
community groups, and government.
- Represent CORC to faith communities and decision makers as necessary.


TIME REQUIRED
Internships available for summer '03, fall/winter '03, and winter/spring

'04. Both one and two semester  commitments will be considered.
Internships
may be arranged for credit or non-credit experience.


COMPENSATION
$8.50 per hour for 10 to 20 hours per week.


TO APPLY
Submit resume and contact Linda Hilton, CORC Project Director, at (801)
364-7765.
email:  linda at crossroads-u-c.org



Crossroads Urban Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







ANTI-HUNGER ACTION COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP

Crossroads Urban Center is a private, nonprofit, community organization
working on social justice issues by providing direct services, advocacy,
and
community organizing assistance to thousands of low income,
disadvantaged,
disabled, and minority people in Utah. Crossroads is seeking an
Anti-Hunger
Action Committee Intern who is directly accountable to the Anti-Hunger
Action Committee Coordinator. The Anti-Hunger Action Committee (AHAC)
organizes low-income individuals and their allies to take action on
their
own behalf to improve the social safety net and promote better jobs.
This
is a temporary position.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Committed to social change through advocacy, community organizing and
direct action.
- Familiarity with social welfare system and issues in Utah.
- Ability to work harmoniously with low income and minority persons as
well
as with middle-class groups             and the community power
structure.
- Ability to articulate thoughts clearly and persuasively, both verbally
and
in writing.
- Willingness to act as a facilitator for others, rather than strictly
as a
leader.
- Ability to gain the confidence of others and to motivate them to act.
- Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, well organized and dependable.
Limited weekend and evening work will
    be required.
- Knowledge of general office procedures, phone etiquette, and public
relations skills.
- Ability to work under pressure. Willingness to follow directions while

thinking independently.
- Good listener.
- Spanish helpful.

JOB DESCRIPTION
- Help to plan and organize AHAC meetings and events
- Help to develop and implement strategies for recruiting new members.
- Involve low income people in policy making and direct action to
positively
impact the quality of life in Utah.
- Work in coalition with representatives from other agencies and groups
on
anti-hunger  issues.
- Research issues identified by AHAC members.
- Maintain AHAC membership database.
- Compile and edit AHAC's monthly newsletter and other outreach
materials.
- Monitor and develop recommendations for improving access to the Food
Stamp
Program, WIC, and other         assistance programs for low income
people in
Utah.
- Represent AHAC to decision makers as necessary.

TIME REQUIRED
Internships available for summer '03, fall/winter '03, and winter/spring

'04. Both one and two semester  commitments will be considered.
Internships
may be arranged for credit or non-credit experience.

COMPENSATION
$8.50 per hour for 10 to 20 hours per week.

TO APPLY
Submit resume and contact Bill Tibbitts, AHAC Project Coordinator, at
(801)
364-7765
email:  bill at crossroads-u-c.org


Crossroads Urban Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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