NC Raise Up Organizing Academy

The NC Raise Up Organizing Academy is a paid, 6-week summer program to build the movement for economic and racial justice.

NC Raise Up Organizing Academy

The NC Raise Up Organizing Academy is a paid, 6-week summer program designed to introduce those interested in activism and social justice work to organize within the labor movement. We will be hiring a cohort of 30 fellows from across North Carolina to organize low-wage workers in four regions: Durham, Fayetteville, Charlotte, and Western North Carolina. This intensive program will combine skill-building training and political education with hands-on fieldwork.

The ideal applicant is passionate about racial and economic justice; wants to fight alongside workers to win higher wages and respect on the job; enjoys having conversations with people about the issues that matter to them; building one-on-one relationships with workers; wants to work on winning real victories that will impact workers’ lives.

Applicants must:

  • Have a strong commitment to racial and economic justice and grassroots activism.
  • Be available full-time for a period of 6 weeks during Summer 2021.
  • Have consistent access to a smartphone and an internet connection.
  • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for work use.
  • Be comfortable approaching strangers, building relationships with low wage workers, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Be able to maintain detailed records; willing to learn and use software for daily data tracking.
  • Be able to tolerate being outside for extended periods.

This is an entry-level position. No prior organizing experience is required. No degree is required. Must be at least 18 to apply.

This program will run for 6 weeks during Summer 2021 (dates pending CDC guidelines). The application is open from March 15-May 15, 2021. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Fill out your application to join the Summer Program HERE

NC Raise Up is an Equal Opportunity employer that values and respects the diversity of its staff. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.