The Floyd Rights campaign seeks full-time and part-time interns for the fall semester, with opportunities available for various levels of commitment.
Our program is flexible to accommodate school requirements for course credit, community service hours, or promoting legislation. Floyd Rights is a nonprofit organization located in Boulder Colorado, that is fully dedicated to achieving a human-Rights-First policing framework that promotes human dignity and the sanctity of life, while, at the same time, transforming police behavior. The mission is to effectuate substantive legal change at the federal, state, and municipal levels through scholarship, research, and legislative lobbying efforts. We believe that Police officers have a job to do, which must include protecting each of us in a manner that respects our dignity as fellow human beings.
Interns work virtually and will have flexibility in scheduling their days and hours in advance based on their availability. If you are planning to earn college credit, we are happy to ensure you meet your university's requirements.
Interns will be working in every area of the campaign, including:
Field Operations: Field Operations are the most crucial part of any legislative campaign and encompass all aspects of direct citizen contact, from phone calls to door-to-door canvassing (on pause due to COVID- 19) to volunteer recruitment. Interns working in the field will serve as direct messengers to the campaign's local people and provide us with feedback to shape our overall messaging.
Additionally, the Field Operation intern manages the Student Action Network and campus Ambassadors.
Fundraising: Interns working in Fundraising will focus on working with our Finance Team to draft email solicitations, follow up on pledged donations, coordinate house party fundraisers, and occasionally solicit donations directly.
Public Relations: Interns working in Public Relations will focus on managing the release and spread of information between Floyd Rights and the public. Interns will conduct policy research and write press releases for the campaign.
Audio Video Production: Interns record/film and edit campaign videos and photograph events.
Research & Administrative Operations: Administrative Interns will assist in policy and legislation support. Manage events and scheduling with volunteers. They support and assistant to the Advisory Group.
Our campaign is currently operating virtually due to COVID-19. This might change into a hybrid model of both virtual and in-person events if it becomes safe to do so, but we can accommodate individuals' preferences.
Interns are expected to maintain a professional appearance and behavior at all times. All team members are essential and should reflect the overall level of professionalism expected of an extensive legislative campaign. Interns are expected to bring their laptops, headphones, and any necessary charger(s) required for such devices. We strongly request that interns can maintain a regular schedule so that the campaign can plan for their assistance when they are in the campaign office or working virtually.
Students can get involved at various commitment levels depending on their interest and availability, including:
Five Hours: Students looking to fulfill their community service requirements can volunteer for one or two shifts to hit their volunteer hours for the semester. We will teach you the basics of the campaign, the issues we're running on, and how to talk with constituents.
Five to Twenty Hours: Students looking to get more involved can work with the campaign to help us reach more constituents and ensure we're victorious in getting legislation passed. We will go more in-depth on various aspects of the campaign and the issues facing police reform.