What is Students for Justice?
Empowering our Youth to Strengthen our Democracy
Students for Justice is a paid internship program for current college students, including those taking gap years, and recent graduates. The program meets two urgent needs –the need to fight voter suppression and apathy, and students’ need for meaningful, safe internship opportunities. Working remotely, Students for Justice interns take on a variety of projects –- including communications, outreach, and community organizing— all aimed at getting out the vote. Interns develop social media campaigns to increase voter registration. They also recruit, train, and motivate volunteers to use postcards, phone calls, and texts to get out the vote among young people ages 18-25 as well as contacting some of the 16.5 million Americans who have been purged from the voter rolls, helping them re-establish their voter registration. States targeted include North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Mississippi, and Arizona. In 2020, we had three internship tracks: Team Leader, Film, and Marketing Strategy. In 2021, we have two internship tracks. The Political Organizing track focuses on voter outreach and the Tech Tools track focuses on helping grassroots nonprofit partners take advantage of free apps. There will be two sessions this year, spring and fall. The deadline for applications for the fall session will be announced in July.
Students for Justice is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) based in Virginia.
Meet some of out wonderful interns! Each week we will be featuring a handful of interns. Click on their picture to read their bio!