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Position: Summer Youth Ambassador

Employment Type: (Non-Exempt)
Employment Status: (Part-Time)
Reports To: (Senior Program Coordinator)
Program or Strategy Support Area: (Economic Justice)

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a system-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

Position Description

The Summer Youth Ambassador is responsible for providing operational and tactical support to the No Kid Hungry Program. The position reports to the Economic Justice Senior Program Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conducts summer food service program site visits to include: observations, interviews and story collection
  • Update and rewrite the Nebraska Summer Meals Best Practices Toolkit
  • Create blogs, website and social media posts
  • Work on assigned projects specific to No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed
  • Attend partnership meetings
  • Complete administrative work in support of No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed

What you Bring to the Position

The ideal candidate will have the following background, or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
  • Interest in hunger issues
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
  • Reliable access to a vehicle

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $5,400 between the beginning and end of the program: a total of 360 hours over 10 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the program a $500 bonus will be provided. The program begins on May 18, 2020 and ends July 24, 2020.

Interested applicants should apply by Friday, March 20, 2020 online at: http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.


Get Involved With Nebraska Appleseed

There are many ways to get involved with Appleseed, and we welcome all passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about becoming engaged in our work.

Please read about our volunteer opportunities below to see which opportunities interest you, and how you can fit into Appleseed’s work. Once you fill out our volunteer form, a staff member will be in touch with you about next steps towards joining us in the fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Due to COVID-19, Appleseed is currently not accepting any new volunteers. Please continue to check our website and our Facebook to stay informed about what is going on in our community.

If you are still interested in getting involved, we recommend three things:

  1. Fill out the 2020 Census! If you’ve already filled it out, remind two friends to do the same. Please reach out if you have any questions about the Census.
  2. Register to vote and make a voting plan! If you’ve already done this, again remind two friends to do the same.
  3. Sign up for Appleseed’s Take Action Emails so you know when to contact decision makers in Nebraska.

Internships & Clerkships

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply below for Law Clerk and Intern positions.

Internships

The Nebraska Appleseed Internship Program is a hands on way to learn about nonprofit and advocacy work in Nebraska.

Our internships are part time, unpaid positions. Internships are generally 8-12 hours per week, but can vary depending on position and projects. Interns may work to conduct research projects, assist with advocacy and public policy work, help with community outreach and education, and provide general office support. Interns work directly under the supervision of a program and/or support manager.

We are accepting Summer 2020 applicants from April 6th-17th, 2020.

If you have any questions, you can email our Organizing Director, Selina, at smartinez@neappleseed.org


Law Clerks

Nebraska Appleseed clerkships are full or part time positions open to current law students that provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of public interest law. Law clerks will do research, legal writing, litigation support, assist with administrative appeals and advocacy and conduct public policy research and analysis. Law clerks work directly under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed Staff Attorneys allowing them to get one on one attention and direction.

Available Positions

Clerkship Application 
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