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*NEW* Project Assistant Paid Internship– Read the job description and learn how to apply.

To build a Southwest Brooklyn rooted in housing and economic justice, we’re gonna need your help! 
Whether its an ongoing commitment or a one-time engagement there are ways to plug in for everyone. 

Contact Ben at bfgoogins@carrollgardensassociation.com or 719-243-9301 for more information. 

 

Internship Program 

We believe strongly in leadership development and internships as the foundation for employment opportunities. Currently we are looking for tenant organizing and community wealth building interns. Please contact Ben at bfgoogins@carrollgardensassociation.com to learn about joining the CGA team.

Tenant Organizer

CGA is looking for a tenant organizer intern to join our affordable housing work that seeks to preserve and expand quality affordable housing in Southwest Brooklyn (Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront, and the surrounding area) by educating and organizing with residents and allies.

Interns will work directly with the campaign team to spearhead resident outreach, organize and convene tenant associations, and coordinate community planning workshops.

This internship is currently unpaid. Internship hours and schedules are flexible.

About the Tenant Organizer Internship Program:

Tenant Organizers will have the opportunity to learn about community organizing, urban planning, housing policy, strategic research, and nonprofit management. There are three main areas of focus involved in the Tenant Organizer Position:

Advocacy & Community Organizing

  • Coordinate and implement door-to-door outreach to renters
  • Develop “Know Your Rights” materials for tenants
  • Convene coalition meetings and workshops
  • Identify resident leaders and organize tenant associations
  • Participate in city-wide housing justice coalitions

Research & Policy

  • Learn best practices for researching neighborhood demographic, economic, and housing trends
  • Create background reports on housing issues
  • Learn about the process of research and publishing reports and legislation

Communications:

  • Update our social media accounts
  • Write press releases, coordinate interviews with community members, and build relationships with media representatives
  • Learn about pitching stories, press cycles and communications strategy

Community Wealth Building Organizer

CGA is looking for interns to join our Community Wealth Building Initiative. The initiative works to create living wage job and asset generating opportunities for residents historically dislocated from mainstream economic development programs. Programs and organizing focus on worker cooperative development, merchant association formation, entrepreneur education, and broader community building events.

Interns will work directly with staff on worker cooperative development, merchant association organizing, and community event planning.

This internship is currently unpaid. Internship hours and schedules are flexible.

About the Community Wealth Building Internship Program:

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about community organizing, urban planning, alternate models of economic development, strategic research, and nonprofit management. There are three main areas of focus involved in the Community Wealth Building :

Advocacy & Community Organizing

  • Work with domestic workers in creating a nanny worker cooperative
  • Assist in developing a 12 week worker cooperative training for potential members
  • Educate broader community on worker cooperative models
  • Grow the merchants association through outreach and participation in monthly meetings
  • Coordinate our 7th Annual Columbia Waterfront Fall Festival

Research & Policy

  • Learn best practices for worker cooperative development, merchant association formation, and workshop and training content for entrepreneurs
  • Participate with the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives to advocate for city and state level policy change supporting worker ownership opportunities
  • Learn about the process of research and publishing reports and legislation

Communications:

  • Update our social media accounts
  • Write press releases, coordinate interviews with community members, and build relationships with media representatives
  • Learn about pitching stories, press cycles and communications strategy

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in community organizing preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for social justice and building power of low income and communities of color
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English fluency strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, communication, and group work skills
  • Humility and humor