The UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey (UULMNJ) is a State Advocacy Network whose mission is to be a courageous voice for justice, equality and compassion in New Jersey Public Policy through research, education, witness and advocacy. A largely volunteer organization, issues are addressed through six task forces and 21 congregations. UULMNJ addresses current legislation in the areas of immigration, gun violence prevention, economic justice, criminal justice reform (the new Jim Crow), environmental justice, and health care. UULMNJ won major battles this year in marriage equality, minimum wage and tuition equality for in-state DREAM Act.
We will host up to two interns. Responsibilities will vary based on the interns’ interests, but will relate to the organizing and advocacy needs of the organization. Two main project opportunities include developing video and television programs relating to the legislative priorities of the organization, with discussion guides for congregational education; and developing SALTA: Spiritual Advocacy Leaders Trained for Action, a young adult UU training and advocacy program.
Eight weeks, from June 1 to July 24, with some flexibility. Approximately 25 hours per week.
Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with New Jersey, and those with an understanding of social justice advocacy work. Additionally, skills in videography or web design are a plus, but not required.
This placement is eligible for housing, which will be a homestay with a local family.
The selected interns are responsible for travel to and from the New York metropolitan area.
For consideration please send resume and letter of interest to Laurice Grae-Hauck at firstname.lastname@example.org.