Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.
Education Justice Intern for Fresno & Los Angeles Counties
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic individual to join our Education Team. The DHF seeks to hire an Education Justice Intern to support DHF’s education program that focuses on educating, training, organizing, and engaging community members to participate in school district advocacy and practice community wellness while gaining hands-on experience.
- Provide support to their respective Education Organizer including planning and coordinating education programming, projects, and/or campaigns.
- Develop outreach materials to invite community members and partners to DHF events and activities.
- – Update and analyze Local Control Accountability Plans (school district budgets)in targeted school districts, including but not limited to: Arvin, Union, Lamont, Vineland, Greenfield Union, Woodlake Unified, Lindsay Unified, Parlier Unified, Sanger Unified, Kern High, Bakersfield City, Mojave Unified, Lancaster Unified, Palmdale Unified, Antelope Valley.
- Research and compile data including restorative justice, mental health, and school climate to inform and support DHF education program initiatives.
- Assist with developing student and parent trainings to engage in education advocacy and civic engagement topics
- Develop a calendar of events and consistently update the education calendar.
- Create content for newsletters and various social media platforms to update community members and partners about our work.
- Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.
- Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
- Eager to learn about community organizing
- A proactive solutions-oriented approach
- Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency, strong listening skills, and humor
- Excellent team player
- Proficiency in Google Suite & Microsoft 365, Videoconference, & technical online skills.
- Time management skills
- Proficient in Canva
- High school diploma or equivalent certificate of proficiency
- Written and spoken proficiency in English (and Spanish a plus)
- California Driver’s License
- Reliable transportation and auto insurance
Schedule & Location:
The schedule and location of assignments are flexible and will work around intern availability and the community they reside in. An ideal intern will be available to commit to an average of 15-20 hours per week.
Perks of an internship with DHF:
⠂Flexibility ⠂Enhance your experience and resume ⠂Networking Opportunities ⠂Professional Development & Training ⠂Laptop ⠂Priority notifications regarding compensated positions within the organization⠂Learn about campaigns and policy advocacy ⠂Make a difference in your community!
This is a 3-month paid internship beginning in November – ending in February
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Dolores Huerta Foundation
PO Box 2087
Bakersfield, CA 93303
or via email: humanresources @doloreshuerta.org
P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 • P: (661) 322-3033 • WWW.DOLORESHUERTA.ORG