Partners for Dignity & Rights is seeking a Research Intern to work with us to document the experiences of cities, neighborhoods and communities within the U.S. that have successfully implemented a variety of community-centered development strategies, including historical examples that have since been reversed. This will likely include a mix of desk research, such as finding and reviewing old news stories, blogs and academic studies, and informal interviews with local organizers and/or academics with relevant knowledge.
We are looking for a Research Intern who: is excited about equitable, community-driven development; is interested in how land development, tax and finance policies impact social and economic justice; is interested in co-op and similar solidarity economy models; is adept at parsing academic literature; and has strong research and writing abilities.
The Research Intern will collaborate closely with Partners for Dignity & Rights’ Research & Development Team. They will be paid a fixed sum of $2,400 for eight weeks. We anticipate the project will require 15 hours of work each work, but are otherwise able to accommodate a flexible work schedule. The research project must be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday, so we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.
About Partners for Dignity & Rights
In partnership with communities, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative) works to build a broad movement for economic and social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of the government and private sector, Partners for Dignity & Rights supports struggles led by people most impacted by inequality, inequity and injustice. Together we pursue meaningful changes that directly improve people’s lives now and lay the groundwork for transformational change.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people of color, working-class people, LBGTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from other historically marginalized communities to apply.