May 20, 2024

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Summer 2024 Community Organizing Youth Internship – Rogue Valley
June 24 – August 23, 2024

Rogue Climate and Rogue Action Center (RAC) are hosting a summer Community Organizing Youth Internship open to all youth ages 14 – 30 located in the Rogue Valley.

Apply by June 10, 2024 for the opportunity to attend weekly workshops, learn hands-on community organizing skills, and join local campaigns for climate and social justice.

Participants will recieve a $500 stipend upon completion of the program.

This program runs from June 24-August 23, 2024, day of the week TBD. Workshops will include Community Organizing 101, Climate Justice, Power, Privilege and Oppression, Campaign Planning and more. Interns will also participate in a project group. No prior experience is necessary, and interns will recieve a stipend for their participation.

Please note that this internship is limited to 15 participants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are encouraged. Once you submit we will follow up to schedule an interview as soon as possible.


Program Requirements:

  • Interns will commit to participating in the full 9 week program from June 24 through August 23, 2024
  • Hours: Interns will commit to working with Rogue Climate and RAC for 3 – 5 total hours per week. Organization hours will be flexible to accommodate school and work schedules!
  • Weekly Training: 2.5 hours per week will be spent in a weekly internship workshop to learn more about community organizing, strategic planning, and social justice.
    • Attendance at all training sessions is required unless other arrangements are made.
      • Please let us know if you will miss a session so we can make accomodations.
      • Attendance of each training and work session will count towards your stipend.
      • Masks are welcome and available at indoor sessions.

Project Groups:

0.5 – 2 hours a week will be spent developing organizer skills by participating with either the Rogue Climate Action Team or Artivism with RAC. This may include: canvassing, outreach at community events, phone banking, and group or class presentations.

  • Rogue Climate Action Team (RCAT): RCAT is a group of youth working on local climate action campaigns. Join us to reach community members to get involved in the current campaign to reduce fossil fuel use in Ashland by passing the Climate and Clean Air Policy Package. No need to be an Ashland resident to participate.
  • RAC Artivism: A combination of art and activism, artivism is the use of creative and artistic methods of expression to denounce, cultivate awareness, and motivate change in socieety. Join RAC staff in exploring a variety of art skills for campaigns including zines for future internship cohorts and even the internship logo.

Weekly Workshops:

Interns will meet one time per week for internship workshops and event prep.

  • Week 1: Orientation
  • Week 2: Organizing 101
  • Week 3: Climate Justice
  • Week 4: Power, Privilege and Oppression
  • Week 5: Campaign Planning I
  • Week 6: Campaign Planning II
  • Week 7: TBD
  • Week 8: Fire Ecology Curriculum with Vesper Meadow
  • Week 9: Closing Celebration

Application Information:

If you are interested in applying, please submit your application by June 10th, 2024.

People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, disabled people, and women are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about the internship program or need support with the application, please contact Blanca Gutierrez at or

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