Communication

intern

Description: The Communications Intern will help fulfill the communications needs of IFCLA. This includes assisting in managing social media, drafting position statements, press releases and advisories, messaging outlines for specific actions, letters to the editor, etc. The position will also seek to improve records of our activities (photography, live streaming, article mentions/hits, etc). The position requests ten hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  •  Improve IFCLA’s online outreach and effectiveness on social media
  •  Drafting and editing IFCLA position statements, op-eds/letters to the editor, press releases, etc.
  •  Work with the Program Coordinator and Communications Director to research communications platforms for content creation and curation, and generate content for publication online
  • Represent IFCLA by tabling at and/or attending important community events
  • Participate in events/actions hosted by IFCLA and collaborative organization

Qualifications: 

  •  Communications experience and/or major is preferred
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, self-driven and highly motivated learner
  • Access to reliable transportation is helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of Latin American history/politics is helpful but not required
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred
  • Commitment to social justice

Migration Justice intern 

Description: This position will support the chair of IFCLA’s Migration Justice Committee and the Program Coordinator in educating the St. Louis community and Members of Congress on matters related to migration justice. Migration justice includes issues such as border policing, immigration enforcement, detention, reform and related responses, advocacy and organizing initiatives. This position requests at least ten hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the chair of IFCLA’s Migration Justice Committee through researching current events and historical manifestations of migration justice and injustice in the United States, including root causes in Latin America
  • Prepare a report on area Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for engaging Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Assist with the development of an immigration education curriculum
  • Represent IFCLA by tabling at and/or attending important community events
  •  Participate in events/actions hosted by IFCLA and collaborative organizations
  • Attend IFCLA’s monthly Core Committee Meeting

Qualifications: 

  •  Strategic and critical thinking experience is preferred
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, self-driven and highly motivated learner
  • Access to reliable transportation is helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of Latin American history/politics is helpful but not required
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred
  • Commitment to social justice

Anti-Militarization Initiatives Intern

Description: The primary focus of this position will be to serve as the interim coordinator of IFCLA’s Honduras Working Group, a group that follows, analyzes and takes local action around the injustice of militarization in Honduras. Currently, our anti-militarization initiatives focus on the impacts of militarization in Honduras; however, developing and supporting additional research, analysis and strategy regarding a wider frame for this work is encouraged. This position requests a minimum of ten hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the interim coordinator of the Honduras Working Group
  • Prepare a report on area Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for engaging Members of Congress on issues related to this area of IFCLA’s programming
  • Attend monthly Honduras Solidarity Network conference calls and report back to the Honduras Working Group as well as Core Committee
  • Represent IFCLA by tabling at and/or attending important community events
  • Participate in events/actions hosted by IFCLA and collaborative organizations
  • Attend IFCLA’s monthly Core Committee meeting

Qualifications: 

  •  Strategic and critical thinking experience is preferred
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, self-driven and highly motivated learner
  • Access to reliable transportation is helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of Latin American history/politics is helpful but not required
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred
  • Commitment to social justice