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Students Apply Now! Enough Project’s New Student Upstander Initiative

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Students Apply Now! Enough Project’s New Student Upstander Initiative

Posted by Marissa Sandgren on August 30, 2017

The Enough Project is excited to launch a new student organizing program to develop a network of committed student activists on campuses across the country to draw on the power of student leadership to support peace in East and Central Africa.

Enough Student Upstanders will be an essential component of ensuring Enough’s policy and advocacy goals are realized. They will organize on their campuses and in their communities to let elected officials and the companies they purchase from know that war crimes shouldn’t pay.

APPLY BELOW

As an Enough Student Upstander, you will have a variety of campaigns and issues to work on throughout the year in order to gain experience in this field, execute a plan tailored to your campus, and take action to support peace in East and Central Africa. Student Upstanders will learn from policy experts on topics like the political economy of conflict, the nature of violent kleptocracies, the nexus of conflict and corruption, and how illicit financial flows fund violence instability.

Students will be provided with the tools to learn about and lead activities such as:

  • Passing a conflict-free resolution on your campus or in your city as part of the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI)
  • Hosting screenings of films provided by the Enough Project
  • Building an on-campus network of students and faculty
  • Participating in virtual educational sessions with policy experts
  • Organizing trainings
  • Influencing legislative work and forming relationships with congressional offices
  • Attending the Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities, in Washington D.C.

Hours:

  • On average, up to 5 hours per week during the school year for regular activities
  • 30 minute bi-weekly check-ins with other Student Upstanders
  • 1 hour per month for monthly training calls
  • 90 minutes per semester for progress updates

Stipends:

Each Student Upstander will be issued a $500 annual stipend and will have access to funding for events and travel.

How to Apply:

If you are a undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited institution in the U.S. and would like to become a Student Upstander, APPLY BELOW.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, however priority will be given to students who apply before Friday, September 15, 2017.

Email Marissa Sandgren at msandgren@enoughproject.org with any questions.

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