To apply for these internships or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Paula Litt at PLitt@LibertyHill.org.
This person would act as an in-house freelance journalist, researching and writing and taking photographs for blog posts and human-interest stories about people and events relating to Liberty Hill Foundation activities and the activities of grantee groups and related community members and partners. Examples would include (1) attending and writing up reports of town hall meetings, rallies, community workshops or conferences (2) researching, identifying and interviewing individual community members participating in social justice campaigns and writing up accounts of their stories for website or blog publication (3) interviewing community organizers about their organizations and work and writing up notes for articles or proposed video interviews.
Applicants should be experienced researchers/writers in any field and should submit links to at least three samples of their writing. They should be conversant in or willing to learn Typepad.
In 100 hours, they should complete between 7 and 10 blog posts of 400 words each.
Digital photo editor
This person would act as a photo editor, gathering, sorting, identifying, archiving and disseminating images through a variety of channels. Examples of duties would include (1) compiling and publishing monthly Facebook photo albums of Liberty Hill grantee group activities (2) updating Liberty Hill photo files by organizing, tagging and creating inventory list (3) Creating a small network of local documentary photographers as an informal “stock photos group” by contacting and communicating with identified photographers, reaching agreement about terms, compiling and sorting photos for use by subject matter, etc.
Applicants should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Picture Manager and a willingness to self-train in media software as needed to complete projects.
In 100 hours, they should complete the update of Liberty Hill photo files, establish the “stock photos group,” and publish an appropriate number of Facebook photo albums.
Research Assistant—Staff Briefing Summaries
This person would review recently-published studies by scholars and academics with findings that pertain to Liberty Hill’s issue areas of economic justice, LGBT justice and environmental justice, particularly in Los Angeles. They would extract a selection of significant facts from each study and compile the facts and sources as “Fact Sheets” about, for example, housing, education, school discipline, health, etc. These Fact Sheets would be designed to inform Liberty Hill staffers about recent findings for use in presentations, grantmaking strategies and campaigns. The Fact Sheets would not be comprehensive but would instead offer an overview; staff could access source material as needed for more information.
In 100 hours, this person would complete a review of up to 20 studies such as ones from USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, The Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, the Williams Institute, The Center for American Progress, the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health and other think tanks, universities, government entities, etc.
Graphic Designer: Social Media
Design materials for social media and bricks-and-mortar marketing use including Facebook Cover graphics to be offered to Liberty Hill supporters as a premium, designs for merchandise/promo materials for tabling at conferences and conventions, templates for specialized social media posts incorporating photos, logos, greeting-card elements, etc.