Community Organizing Intern

Department: Training and Technical Assistance

Location: San Diego, CA


CCFY is currently supporting community-driven efforts in three cities (Chicago, IL, San Diego, CA, and Charleston, SC) through which collaborative teams led by grassroots faith and community leaders, working together with system stakeholders, are designing and developing initiatives to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system.

Position Overview

CCFY is seeking a part-time Community Organizing Intern to assist with community capacity building efforts in the city of San Diego, CA. The Intern, stationed in San Diego, will work closely with CCFY’s Bronx-Based Training Coordinator to facilitate the process of community capacity building for juvenile justice in San Diego. The Intern will serve as a liaison with local San Diego leadership, helping convene faith, community and system stakeholders, and maintaining communication with the members of the collaborative throughout the month. The Intern will serve as a key point of contact between CCFY and the collaborative planning group in the city of San Diego, and will also facilitate communication between faith, community and system stakeholders. The Intern reports to CCFY’s Training Coordinator. CCFY will pay the Community Organizing Intern for 5 hours per week to conduct these duties. The Internship may be combined with the Intern’s own academic or theological training at an accredited college, university, or seminary. The Community Organizing Intern will need to utilize their own laptop and phone to fulfill the job duties.

  • Interface with local faith and community stakeholders
  • Interface with juvenile justice system and other government stakeholders
  • Document the process of community capacity building for juvenile justice reform
  • Send correspondence to collaborative group with meeting updates & notes
  • Co-facilitate meetings, record meeting progress, send weekly correspondence
  • Assist the Training Coordinator with coordination of meeting space
  •  2+ years of administrative experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT)
  • Ability to interface with grassroots urban faith and community leaders as well as juvenile justice system stakeholders
  • Strong team player, but also an independent worker
  • Positive, self starter, and motivated
  • Desire to help improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system
How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to by the deadline of March 5th, 2016. Submissions without cover letter will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employment and Commitment to Diversity

CCFY believes it is critical for leaders to reflect the urban communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system, to join our team.  We support equal opportunity for all people.