The YA-YA Network (Youth Activists-Youth Allies) is seeking highly motivated youth (ages 15-19) who are passionate about social justice for paid internships and other opportunities throughout the year. Our primary focus is on ending the School to Prison Pipeline. The YA-YA Network Internship program is designed to train youth organizers that will learn and master the skills needed to engage in campaign work, base building and become core organizers capable of building long term power in their communities.
This opportunity will allow fellows to develop new skills, lay groundwork for our campaign, and strengthen the power and leadership at the YA-YA Network!
In Search Of Young People
With experience in activism and leadership
With a passion for their community and the issues that affect them
With a commitment to growth and learning
Fellow Roles & Expectations
Strengthening the power and leadership of YA-YAs
Understanding the campaign process
Gaining skills and training in campaign development
Developing curriculum on organizational issue/issue field
Creating and running organizing trainings
Leading visits to organizations and coalitions running successful grassroots campaigns
Base-building & networking with other organizers, leaders, and stakeholder groups
Attending meetings, coalitions, conferences, and events including but not limited to restorative justice
Supporting event planning & outreach
Building staff capacity
Supporting our regular programmatic work
Knowledge of social justice
Experience creating change around an issue you are passionate about
Completion of the 12-week Fellowship, beginning with Orientation on March 20th
Must attend in-office work days, coalition meetings, and external events on time
Tardiness will result in a reduction of the stipend
Regular meetings with supervisor
Ability to give and receive feedback
Create a work plan and meet deadlines
Complete all self-assessments and evaluations
Run relevant workshops on campaign development phases for YA-YAs
Lead YA-YAs in research and issue ID phases of campaign development.
Prepare YA-YAs to draft demands and choose next steps/targets based on power-mapping tool
Contact Us For any questions, concerns, or feedback, contact Shaktii Mann. They can be emailed at email@example.com
Apply Applications due March 10th! Please complete the form listing your relevant experience in jobs, unpaid opportunities, internships, organizations and youth programs, in addition to references, to your application. Applications without this form will not be considered.