Monday, August 20, 2012

AFSC Seeking Two Paid Canvassing Interns For Housing Justice Work

Job Description:

Engage in door to door and phone community outreach with the goal of building the housing justice movement and informing residents in housing struggle of what their options are.  Canvassers must establish regular goals in an effort to enhance the number of Atlanta residents engaged in the housing justice movement towards transformative demands.

Other Responsibilities:
Be able to understand AFSC’s role in the housing justice movement and be current and up to date on the national housing crisis and its local implications. We would like 1-2 stories written about your experience as an intern for our Atlanta blog.

Canvassers must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal communication skills. They also must remain organized and accurate when recording their canvassing activities or maintaining their canvassing materials. Canvassers always must maintain a positive, personable, outgoing and enthusiastic attitude. These individuals must be professional and neat as well as self-directed and able to work well in a team. They might have to do a lot of traveling, locally, and should have basic map-reading skills when working door to door.

Canvassers must be prepared to work in all types of weather, which might include hot days, rain or wind. They also must be able to complete light physical activities such as standing or walking for long periods of time, along with kneeling, pushing, pulling or regularly bending and twisting the body. Canvassers additionally should be prepared to carry materials that might weigh up to 25 pounds.


The position is a very short term position that would start Wednesday August 29th and wrap up September and wrap up Wednesday October 3rd, unless alternative funding was identified to extend the internship.
There would be an expectation to work a minimum of 10 hours per week and no more then 20 hours. The stipend would pay $100 per week.

If interested please send resume to: or call 404-414-5521

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