Highlander Looking for Six Month Seeds of Fire Intern!


Focus of Internship:

The Highlander Seeds of Fire program works year-round with young people from organizations in the South and Appalachia to build leadership and organizing skills. Interns will take part in several areas of work connected to this program. Our on-going work during this period, includes: Seeds of Fire mini-camps in local communities, Economics & Governance training of trainers, Children’s Justice Camp, among many other activities.  This summer we are planning a July tour of historical and current organizing sites in the South, with workshops along the way. Interns will play a consistent role in that planning and implementation. Additional events during this time include Highlander’s capacity building workshops and our annual Homecoming.   The intern will be part of the Seeds of Fire team.

 Our internships are great educational experiences and deeply root interns in our program work.   Activities for the intern may include:

Seeds of Fire Tour, minicamps and strategy sessions – Support with outreach, selection, logistics, documentation, planning and facilitation, database management, material development, and ongoing support of the Seeds of Fire Advisory Committee.

Other Highlander programs & events – support other Highlander activities as needed.

Useful interests and skills for this position include:

–Interest/experience being part of or working with young people, interest in organizing and popular education, experience being part of a group working for social change

–Experience organizing around police/state violence, juvenile justice, and school-to-prison pipeline

–Interest in learning more about Highlander, previous experience at Highlander helpful

–Bilingual English-Spanish written and oral ability is helpful but not required

Timing for internship:

To start in May through October, based at Highlander Center in New Market TN 37820

Stipend:  We provide a $350 per week stipend as well as housing and some meals.

Important to know: Internship is based at Highlander Center, which is located out in a rural area about 16 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee.  A car is helpful; there is no public transportation available.

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

To apply:  Please send a letter saying why you are interested in this specific internship, a resume and three references to esme@highlandercenter.org or mail to Esme Baltazar, SOF Intern, Highlander Center, 1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN 37820.

For more information contact Esme by email at esme@highlandercenter.org

The Highlander Research and Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.