Doing community service projects or interning with SFIWJ provides students with unique opportunities to learn community organizing and advocacy skills; faith teachings on economic justice and workers rights; and the impact of public policy and corporate practices on low-income people and on the economy.
Potential internship assignments include:
- Mobilizing members for actions through turn out calls and mailings
- Writing and preparing educational, action, or worship resources for the organization’s newsletter, email updates, and website
- Researching worker related issues, including wage theft and workplace safety
- Interviewing workers and capturing their stories
- Organizing student support for campaigns
- Meeting with clergy and faith leaders to organize support for educational activities and campaigns
- Making presentations to congregations, community partners, and others
- Administrative tasks such as data entry
Interns should be:
- Passionate about social and economic justice
- Able to work with limited supervision
- Comfortable working with a wide array of faith traditions
- Computer literate, including skilled in word processing and using the internet for research
- Skilled in verbal and written communication
Internships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Internships are available during the school year or in the summer, and can be full or part time. Internships can also be arranged for credit.
We ask that interns work at least 8 – 10 hours per week. If you would like to apply for an internship, or if you are not available for this much time, but would like to volunteer on a more limited basis, please contact us.
At the present time, we are only able to offer un-stipened internships. Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), the national organization with which we are afifliated, has stipened summer internships available for both seminary and undergraduate students.
To inquire about South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice (SFIWJ) internship application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about a summer internship through Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), the national organization, click here.