Take Notes! New Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities

Note to Readers: Common Good is off its blogging schedule due to staff travel. Back on schedule as of this Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Social Justice Fund Is Hiring! 


Deadline to apply is January 20, 2013.

The Social Justice Fund is hiring for four positions. The job openings
will build the organization’s capacity for continued momentum, sustain a larger organization, and increase our grantmaking throughout the region.

The part-time Program Assistant position is based out of the Seattle Office. The full-time Oregon Director and Montana Director positions are remote.

Please direct any application questions to hr@socialjusticefund.org.

Apply for Intern and Fellowship Positions at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti 

HaitiApplication deadline is January 31, 2013.

As the Haitian proverb goes, men anpil, chay pa lou – many hands make the load light. (Image: Fotopedia.)

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) seeks two Development and Communications Interns starting this month, and is accepting applications for a Legal Intern (Summer 2013) and a Legal Fellow (2013-2014) to work on legal and public advocacy seeking UN accountability for Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

Although these positions are unpaid, our small staff and large caseload ensure that all our volunteers and interns—whether they are in legal, fundraising, communications, or administrative positions—obtain excellent experience that helps advance their careers. They also enjoy an opportunity to make concrete contributions to our work helping people who really need it.

More information on these positions can be found online.

The Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment Is Hiring a Senior Attorney

cpreThe deadline to apply is January 31, 2013.

The Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment (CRPE) is currently accepting applications for a Senior Attorney position in its San Joaquin Valley office. This is a rare opportunity to join the nation’s leading environmental justice legal team. The Delano attorney will work closely with Valley community groups to address the disparate impact of air pollution, water contamination, pesticides, waste facilities and poor land use planning on low income communities of color. We are looking for applicants who have a demonstrated passion for environmental justice and a commitment to working with rural communities in the Valley.

Please visit the CRPE’s website to learn more about the position and how to apply.

Legal Internship Available with Teach for America

postsecondaryApplication Deadline is March 3, 2013.

Attention 2Ls! Teach for America seeks a Summer Intern in its Legal Affairs Department, Office of the Chief Executive and Office of the President. The internship location is flexible. Although, New York City or Chicago are preferred. (Image: Postsecondary.org.)

The Legal Affairs Team provides legal and strategic advice to the forty three Teach For America regions nationwide and the national functional teams on a wide range of substantive areas including employment law, administrative law, nonprofit law, trademark and copyright protection, general compliance, and education laws.

The work of the Legal Affairs Team includes researching complex questions of law; creating materials to ensure the legal compliance of Teach For America operations with various federal and state requirements; preparing draft regulations and legal memoranda; drafting and negotiating contracts with school districts, charter schools and other partner entities; reviewing vendor contracts; and providing legal guidance to and representing Teach For America in a variety of legal matters.

2L students are preferred, but 1Ls are eligible to apply. A 3.4 GPA is required. This position may be eligible for a stipend.

Please use the online application to submit your resume, copy of your transcript, cover letter, a 5-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation. Please e-mail Teach for America for more information.

Call for Applicants: Amnesty International State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator

AIAmnesty International USA (AIUSA) is looking for qualified applicants for the volunteer position of State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator. This position is focused on advocating for death penalty abolition in Washington state.

The Coordinator is responsible for representing AIUSA to the abolition movement and acting as a spokesperson for Amnesty’s death penalty work with members, policy makers, the media, and the public at large. AIUSA is seeking applicants with strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organization, and a commitment to human rights. Past experience working with Amnesty International or advocating for social justice issues is a plus.

For a detailed description of Coordinator responsibilities, please see the position description here.

View the online application form here. Please send completed application forms to Sara Schmidt at sschmidt@aiusa.org.

Apply for the Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

bullittRolling deadline closes in April 1, 2013.

Seattle’s Bullitt Foundation offers a two-year environmental fellowship of $50,000 to graduate students from communities underrepresented in the environmental movement. The Foundation seeks to award Fellows who have demonstrated capacity for contributing leadership and scholarship to the environmental field. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships. For more information, or to apply, see the Foundation’s website.