Join us: Apply for an internship!

CURB is seeking one new intern for the Spring of 2017. Our internships provide the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. Working directly with the Statewide Coordinators, the interns will have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizing skills while working alongside an amazing group of anti-prison activists.

Learn more and apply to our internships:


Development internship

CURB is seeking an intern who can assist the organization in development and fundraising efforts to generate broad public support for reducing the number of people in prison and jail in California. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting grassroots organizing and outreach efforts;
  • Cultivating relationships with potential & current donors;
  • Coordinating the logistics of various fundraising activities (direct mailings, thank you cards, events etc.);
  • Supporting grant writing and research;
  • Maintaining organizational website & social media as it relates to development;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks;
  • Recruiting future interns and other duties as necessary. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Solid computer, social media and editing skills;
  • Prior fundraising or community organizing experience;
  • Commitment to racial and social justice or a background in prison issues;
  • Interest in building grassroots fundraising skills and working in a small organization with limited resources;
  • Available to attend weekly fundraising meetings;
  • Available to attend monthly member meetings on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm.

How to apply

Interns are asked to make a minimum commitment of three months to the organization and to meet a number of work hours agreed upon in advance. All positions are unpaid, but opportunity to receive school credit or funding is allowed if offered by the candidates’ program.

Californians United for a Responsible Budget is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. Formerly incarcerated people, people with incarcerated loved ones, people of color, and queer and trans people are encouraged to apply.

Our Oakland office is located near the corner of Webster and 14th St. and is served by the 12th Street BART and multiple bus lines. The office is wheelchair accessible.

Our Los Angeles office is located at the Chuco’s Justice Center at 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. in Inglewood. The office is not wheelchair accessible.

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to info@curbprisonspending.org. Please put “CURB Internship,” in the subject line and let us know which internship you are interested in and which office you’d want to work in. Feel free to contact us with any questions at the above email address or at 213-864-8931.

For more information about CURB visit: www.curbprisonspending.org.