CeaseFirePA is looking for interns to support our work to end the epidemic of gun violence.
Gun violence takes too many lives and harms too many people across the country. Mass shootings have devastated Pittsburgh, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Newtown. The daily toll of gun violence kills people in the streets and in their homes. When a firearm is present, domestic violence and suicide attempts are more likely to end in death.
There are clear solutions. Extreme risk protection laws to remove guns from people in danger of harming themselves or others. Background checks and waiting periods to keep firearms out of dangerous individuals’ hands. Bans on military style assault weapons and expanded magazines.
Despite the overwhelming support by Pennsylvanians for new firearm safety laws, too few elected officials are willing to support them. The gun lobby–led by the NRA and state gun rights organizations–fights every single attempt to save lives through stronger gun safety laws. We will not back down. CeaseFirePA provides Pennsylvania citizens who support gun violence prevention the skills and the opportunity to act. We partner with community organizations, doctors, nurses, faith leaders, and survivors. We advocate for policies at the local, state, and national level that will make our communities safer. And, we work with community efforts to prevent gun violence through suicide prevention, mental health programs, and other violence reduction efforts.
Due to current COVID restrictions and the uncertainty of upcoming summer restrictions, at this time, we are accepting summer interns from across Pennsylvania, with the understanding that we currently have organizers and/or offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg where potential in-person events could be scheduled for the summer.
CeaseFirePA is requiring a commitment of 15-20 hours a week for the duration of the internship period. Although this is an unpaid internship, we believe the intern will exit the internship with a solid understanding of:
- The gun violence prevention movement in Pennsylvania
- How federal, state and local policy impacts Pennsylvanians
- How organizing and educating a community around policy issues can promote positive change
Expectations for the Candidate:
- Strong writing and time management skills
- Proven ability to work independently on projects by seizing opportunities and solving problems as they arise;
- Ability to enjoy collaborating with a dynamic team of advocates and organizers;
- A passion to end gun violence through education, organizing and advocacy
HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email that includes your attached resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Internship”. Please include where you would be based for your internship and when you would like to start.