Collective Rising Fellowship Application
Collective Power for Reproductive Justice is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, Collective Power promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice. Collective Power is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE.
Collective Rising, formerly the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC), places undergraduate students from around the country in paid summer internships at social justice organizations. To support this program, we are hiring 5 Fellows- one in each of the following regions: West, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast.
The Fellows will work together to support the 2023 Collective Rising internship cohort by assisting in the selection of interns, training the internship cohort, facilitating a small support group throughout the summer, and conducting exit interviews. The Fellows will be working in close partnership with the Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy.
Subject to some variation, but in general, the Fellow will:
- Attend the remote Collective Rising application training- this will be a required training set up by the Program Manager (date TBD).
- Review, select and interview Collective Rising applicants
- Organize and execute the Collective Rising internship training
- Attend the in-person internship training and the Collective Power Conference on April 13th-16th at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. (All travel related expenses will be covered by Collective Rising and dates are subject to change.)
- Plan and host remote summer events for the whole group of interns.
- Participate in at least two Fellows events hosted by Collective Power
- From May-August, facilitate bi-weekly remote support groups for a group of 4-8 interns.
- Conduct exit interviews with the assigned support group.
- Assist with the program staff in other ways, as needed.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
- Must be a Collective Rising/RRASC Alum.
- Must have personal, lived experience in and an understanding of the specific region that you are applying for. For example, you may have lived, worked, or organized in that region, etc.
- Available to travel to the in-person training and conference on April 13th-16th. (All travel related expenses will be covered by CPRJ)
- Comfortable working remotely.
- Reliable and consistent with follow up.
- Excellent communication skills, comfort asking for more instruction and/or support.
- Experience in facilitation and training is not required but preferred.
Location: Remote with some expected travel to our annual conference in April.
- This position runs from Early February to October 1st.
- This position is up to 40 hours/month. Hours worked will vary and may include days and occasional evenings and weekends.
To apply for the Any Region Fellowship, click here to submit your resume and cover letter. Please follow the below instructions:
- Make an account and create your profile on the TSNE website
- Then choose the “for general consideration here” (see picture below).
- Answer the following questions in your cover letter
- Tell us about your experience in the region you are applying for
- What year were you a Collective Rising Intern and where was your placement?.
- What makes the region you are applying for unique to the Reproductive Justice Movement?
- Email Justina and let her know that you have completed the application
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described for this position are that of a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Ability to sit and/or for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position. There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires
that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.
TSNE/CPRJ strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/CPRJ prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/CPRJ celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
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We will review applications on a rolling basis.