Join

DesegregateCT Internships

Desegregate CT is seeking motivated and dynamic individuals to join the summer internship program. Interns will have an opportunity to manage relationships with our coalition members, recruit new organizations into our movement, build relationships with local land use officials, and manage and improve our organization’s digital presence.

DesegregateCT is currently seeking candidates for two full-time summer internships:

Organizing Internship

We want a creative, hard working, and socially engaged intern to jump head first into our organizing work and help our outreach efforts across CT. We’re looking for someone to manage relationships with our coalition members, go out and recruit new organizations, track local planning & zoning meetings, and build relationships with local land use officials. If you’re passionate about seeing positive change in CT and get excited by meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds, this is the place for you.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • An interest or background in organizing work, whether from an electoral or issue-based campaign, or any kind of work that involved reaching out to people you don’t know
  • An interest or background in learning how to design an engagement strategy and track progress, how to manage a large group of diverse individuals and groups, and how to cold call public officials
  • The ability to work well with people and to work independently and flexibly in order to turn around deliverables quickly and reliably
  • An availability of at least 10 – 15 hours per week
  • The availability to attend weekly evening Zoom meetings with our fun and nerdy team
  • The hunger to see real economic, racial and social justice progress in Connecticut and the drive to be part of it

Nice to have, but OK if you don’t:

  • A background or interest in housing, racial justice, or climate justice issues
  • Some graphic design experience
  • Some familiarity any of the following tools: G‑suite apps, Canva, Slack, Airtable, Mailchimp and NGP VAN

Communications Internship

We want a creative, hard working, and socially engaged intern to make sure our communications reach the widest possible audience in Connecticut and beyond. You will be responsible for running our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok which includes designing posts and managing engagement, planning our monthly social media content calendar with other team members, tracking news articles about us and related work in CT and other states, and editing our weekly newsletter to our coalition members. We’re also looking for someone to help update our web page — it’s okay if you don’t have much experience, this will be a great chance to learn. It’s pretty simple — the more people that see our reports, videos, and events, the more power we’ll have to make the kinds of change we want in Connecticut. We want you to own this process.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • An interest or background in social media strategy, including how to design an engagement strategy across multiple social platforms, how to manage a media calendar of content posting, and how to measure engagement
  • The ability to work independently and flexibly and to turn around deliverables quickly and reliably
  • An availability of 10 – 15 hours per week
  • The availability to attend weekly evening Zoom meetings with our fun and nerdy team
  • The hunger to see real economic, racial and social justice progress in Connecticut and the drive to be part of it

Nice to have, but OK if you don’t:

  • A background or interest in housing, racial justice, or climate justice issues
  • Some web design and graphic design experience
  • Some familiarity with G‑suite tools, Squarespace, Canva, MailChimp, and Slack

Compensation

These are both paid ($15/hr) 10-week remote internships. Open to young people across Connecticut. We strongly encourage young people from Fairfield County and young people with lived experience with housing insecurity to apply.

How to Apply

These internships will commence in early June and run through late August. Please send a brief cover letter and resume (and feel free to include an optional ~30s video explaining your interest) to info@desegregatect.org by May 1st. We encourage people from backgrounds and life experiences often underrepresented in the urban planning field to apply, including but not limited to individuals from working class communities, BIPOC communities, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to reply to every applicant. We kindly request no phone calls or emails.