Education Advocacy Internship

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ORGANIZATION: A RED CIRCLE

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Job Title: Education Advocacy Internship

Organization: A Red Circle

Site Location: A Red Circle’s office, 6439 Plymouth Ave Suite W130, St. Louis, MO 63133

About A Red Circle: North St. Louis County’s economy has been historically impacted by racist laws and policies. A Red Circle's mission is to restore North County to a safe, vibrant, sustainable, and economically viable community while promoting diversity and healing racial strife. Located in The Promise Zone, A Red Circle's programming includes education, community wellness, and the arts.

Position Overview: The Education Advocacy Intern will play a vital role in supporting the education advocacy coalition and preparing for the upcoming legislative session. This internship will offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in policy change, working closely with community members and elected officials to shaping our advocacy strategies and initiatives.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Research (25%): Conduct research on equitable school funding and investigate legislative trends to inform advocacy efforts.
  • Elected Official and Community Engagement (25%): Coordinate meetings with local lawmakers and cultivate partnerships to facilitate discussions on best practices in education advocacy. Additionally, engage with coalition members to harness collective strength and amplify advocacy efforts.
  • Action Plan Development (50%): Collaborate with team members and external partners to craft a comprehensive action plan for the upcoming legislative session. This includes defining strategic objectives and devising advocacy tactics aimed at effecting positive change in education policy.

Qualifications

  • Passion for Education Advocacy
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work independently.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering in North St. Louis County preferred.
  • Personal transportation required.
  • Personal phone and laptop preferred.
  • Field of study: Political Science, Public Policy, Social Science, Public Affairs, or related fields.
  • Comfortable engaging with community members and elected officials.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well in a team setting.

Site Supervisors: Tamar Brown, Director of Education Advocacy (tamar@aredcircle.org)

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to caitlin@aredcircle.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information about A Red Circle, visit https://www.aredcircle.org/

Thank you for your interest in joining our team and contributing to the revitalization of North St. Louis County.

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About A RED CIRCLE

Location:

6439 Plymouth Ave, W130, St. Louis, MO 63133, US

Mission Statement

To promote community betterment in North County, through a racial equity lens.

Description

A Red Circle is located in North St. Louis County, Missouri. The organization focuses on maximizing community assets and strengths to allow residents to lead the changes they seek. Our work covers three focus areas: community wellness, education, arts.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • part time or full time

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