What is UrbEd, Inc?
UrbEd is a non-profit based in Philadelphia that advocates for fully-funded, safe, and healthy public schools in order to provide students with an equitable and quality education we deserve. We are an organization led by those who are and have been most affected by the issues facing urban public schools. Through political education and community organizing we are amplifying our voices--the voices of public school students—to give students the education they deserve and are owed. For more information about UrbEd, Inc., please visit our website at www.urbedadvocates.org!
Our New Intern Cohort!
As an intern at UrbEd, Inc., you will have the chance to make an impact in your community while gaining valuable experience and skills. We are calling on all young people who want Philadelphia to be better, who want to join the fight for an equitable education, safety, and their community. This internship will provide interns with hands-on experience in organizing work, policy initiatives, running a nonprofit, event planning, and more. You will work closely with a team of dedicated advocates and organizers, collaborating with changemakers, officials, journalists, education administrators, and so much more in the city.
The Programs Intern works with the Programs and Advocacy team of UrbEd, Inc. to successfully carry out in-person and virtual programs and events within UrbEd Inc. Youth Office Space, with community partners, and more! Perhaps the most hands-on, this internship is directly involved with planning and hosting events for the Philadelphia community, including but not limited to:
The program's intern assists in UrbEd’s activist work, from planning the events, to what is needed to make them successful — help our organizers come up with community based solutions for the most pressing issues and join the coalition of change makers. Additionally this intern may assist with UrbEd’s advocacy workshops, Fellowship Program, and other long-term programs.
While it is not required, applicants looking to apply should have a passion for organizing within the city of Philadelphia and adequate communication skills. The Program Internship is designed for high school and undergraduate students, interested in activist work, nonprofit organizing, advocacy and policy work, careers in government, and grassroots organizing.
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Please submit your application and all materials by August 13, 2023 at www.urbedadvocates.org/careers. Note applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, we encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible!
For applicants we would like to get to know better, we will be inviting you to an in-person or virtual interview in Late July through August. If you have not heard back before that date you have unfortunately not been considered as a finalist for the 2023-2024 cohort.