RMM strives to provide college internships that are unique, educational, and meaningful to the work at hand. Interns come from around the country, and occasionally around the world. Your major doesn't matter, what matters is that you possess a commitment to justice and are looking for a challenge.
2017 Summer cohort pictured above!
The full-time summer internships help make programming happen during the busy months when schools are out, Albany is in session, and harvest season is beginning. Whether you are interested in youth empowerment, legislative organizing, or popular education, there are positions available. We treat summer college interns as part of the staff and guarantee support throughout the summer. Check back this January for summer 2021 positions, or contact us at anytime to join our contact list.
We are accepting college interns on a case by case basis this Fall. We are willing to work with institutional requirements for credit. We have been known to help interns create their own position, and in doing so shape the skills they learn.
Fall 2020 is a unique semester, and we are working hard to finalize options for remote or in-person positions. Please see decisions and postings below by region.
Finger Lakes (Lyons): In-person and remote internships are available!
Long Island (Riverhead): Remote internship available!
Mid-Hudson (Poughkeepsie): Currently not accepting new interns.
Catskills (Liberty): Currently not accepting new interns.
To apply, contact the supervisor listed on the position that interests you. For the semester unpaid positions the most important part of applying is a candid conversation, to assure that your skills, schedule, and interests match the needs and opportunities we have to offer. Some supervisors may also request a resume to better guide the conversation.
RMM also provides a limited number of Fellowships to recent college graduates looking for grassroots experience. Fellowships are educational, full-time, and generally range from 6-months to 1-year. Typically, Fellowships have arisen from a specific source of funding such as a grant or large donation RMM has received to complete a project, an opportunity from the graduate's academic institution or a national funder, or mission funding from a faith group.
In memory of Jim Schmidt, the Working Together Coalition provides a fellowship for someone who is either a farmworker or from a farmworking family, to develop their leadership and organizing skills through a 10-month affiliation through an organization working with farmworkers in New York (in 2020 it is RMM). In the spirit of Jim’s long history as an educator, trainer, and radicalizer of many a young leader, this fellowship offers an educational experience that directly relates to Jim’s politics, influences, and daily practices. The application for the 2020 fellowship is still open on a rolling basis.
If you are interested in getting to know us further, consider attending Alternative Spring Break. The transformative experience provides the opportunity to witness farmworker experiences and leadership, and explore how to nurture a social justice movement.