Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold a LIVE online info session on Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm EST to discuss careers in community organizing. All U-M and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before May 2023.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/rsvp

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Stopping gun violence
* Fighting for environmental justice
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to healthcare
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Associate Community Organizer:Starting salary $47,000-$50,000/year + benefits

Positions begin May 2023 and August 2023 in:
Florida: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Palm Beach, St Petersburg
Kansas: Johnson County, Wichita
Kentucky: Louisville
South Carolina: Charleston

Leadership Positions:
Starting salary DOE + location

Positions begin Fall 2022 in:
Florida: Bradenton, Fort Myers
Indiana: Evansville

DART organizations are diverse coalitions that include communities of color, low-to-moderate-income communities and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org or find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact asia@thedartcenter.org or 864.621.5965

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Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART will hold a LIVE online info session on Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm EST to discuss careers in community organizing. All U-M students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before May 2023.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/rsvp

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations how to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Stopping gun violence
* Fighting for environmental justice
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to healthcare
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Associate Community Organizer:Starting salary $47,000-$50,000/year + benefits

Positions begin May 2023 and August 2023 in:
Florida: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Palm Beach, St Petersburg
Kansas: Johnson County, Wichita
Kentucky: Louisville
South Carolina: Charleston

Leadership Positions:
Starting salary DOE + location

Positions begin Fall 2022 in:
Florida: Bradenton, Fort Myers
Indiana: Evansville

DART organizations are diverse coalitions that include communities of color, low-to-moderate-income communities and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org or find us on Instagram and Facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact asia@thedartcenter.org or 864.621.5965

Michigan in Washington Program Applications!

The Michigan in Washington program is accepting applications for Fall 2023 and early admission to Winter 2024. The deadline is February 27th and applications are available on M-Compass.

Info Sessions: January 25th and February 17th from 6-7 PM. https://umich.zoom.us/j/95884588601

For scholarship information, please scroll down!

Students are free to pursue internships of their own choosing. Students from all majors are strongly encouraged to apply. Some examples of internships undertaken by different majors include: 

  • Political Science:  House Judiciary Committee; various think tanks; the Department of Justice; and Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.
  • Afroamerican and African studies: Middle East Institute; USAID; D.C. Public Schools; Smithsonian; D.C. Public Defender Service; NAACP; Congressional Offices and Committees.
  • American Culture: Organization of American States; Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History; National Women’s Law Center.
  • Anthropology: United States National Archives; Asian American Justice Center; Smithsonian Institution Natural History Museum.
  • Communications and Media: Federal Communications Commission; ABC News; CNN; C-SPAN; International Broadcasting Bureau; First Amendment Center; Campaign Media Analysis Group; Center for Democracy and Technology; Meet the Press; Democratic National Committee Brookings Institute; and Capitol Hill.
  • Economics: SEC, Chamber of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Trade Commission.
  • PICS: Arab American Institute; Washington Institute for Near East Policy; National Defense University; Truman Security Project; Middle East Institute; Human Rights Watch; Center for American Progress; Amnesty International; Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • PitE: Greenpeace; Environmental Law Institute; Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement; Sierra Club; U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division; National Arbor Foundation; Environmental Protection Agency. 

**This is just a sample of internships and majors**

What is Michigan in Washington:

The MIW program offers an opportunity for 20 students each semester (Fall and Winter), from any major, to spend the semester in Washington D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship that reflects their particular area of interest. Students work four days a week (32 hours), attend an elective one evening a week, a research course on Friday mornings, and explore the city on weekends.

Students are coached in internship searching strategies as part of a professional development class that is taken the semester before going to D.C. This course also provides guidance with resumes and cover letters, as well as learning how to network and interview successfully.

 Who Should Apply:

MIW is open to 3rd and 4th-year students of all majors. If you are interested in learning outside of a typical academic setting, while experiencing the vibrant city life of Washington, D.C., we strongly encourage you to apply. We seek students who are serious about exploring the reach of their academic skills, and we work to help students find fulfilling and cutting-edge internships in their field of choice. 

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE. MIW scholarships do not need to be applied for, if you are admitted to the program you are automatically eligible for funding. All funding is based on financial needs. For example, our

Opportunity Fund offers to fund up to $5000! This scholarship provides need-based support to students for whom a semester in Washington D.C. represents an exceptional opportunity to advance their professional goals.  Preference will be given to students with a record of superior academic achievement and who are the first in their families to attend college, who have experienced hardship as a result of family economic circumstances, or who come from underrepresented educational or geographical backgrounds, such as public high schools in rural or urban areas.

Email Amber Blomquist at  akblomqu@umich.edu with any questions.

To Learn More: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/michinwash

https://www.instagram.com/miwdc2023/https://www.facebook.com/MichInWash

Masterclass in Activism with Angela Harrelson

Friday, January 20 at 4pm | Rackham Amphitheatre

The Center for Racial Justice, in partnership with Democracy & Debate, proudly welcomes Angela Harrelson to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the University of Michigan for our Masterclass in Activism event. Angela Harrelson is the aunt of George Floyd, a Caretaker of the George Floyd Global Memorial that commemorates the site of George Floyd’s murder, the co-chair of the memorial’s board of directors, and the author of Lift Your Voice: How My Nephew George Floyd’s Murder Changed the World. Joined in conversation by Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the interim dean of Ford School and founding director of the Center for Racial Justice, Ms. Harrelson will share her experience with tragedy, her path to racial justice activism, the organic growth of the memorial as a site of international outpouring of commemoration, and the power of community activism to preserve history and propel change. RSVP to join us in person or virtually for this special event. Reception to follow after the event.

Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program Application

The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media partners with Bloomberg News and UC Berkeley to introduce students to the fundamentals of business journalism through the intensive five-day program, Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program.

This year they are planning to offer the five-day program in NYC from May 15-19, 2023. 

During the program, participants will:

  • Acquire a basic overview of markets and financial concepts.
  • Learn the fundamentals of business journalism, one of the most in-demand fields in media today.
  • Practice writing and reporting techniques via hands-on instruction with Bloomberg journalists.
  • Gain insights on working in a diverse environment and the importance of representation in journalism.
  • Join an accomplished group of fellow students and program alumni who will serve as mentors as you navigate your career path.

Applications are due: Feb. 1, 2023

For more information and application instructions, please visit: http://hussman.unc.edu/BloombergDiversityProgram_UNC-Berkeley