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Sawubona! (hello). Unjani (how are you?). In: isiZulu, language spoken in South Africa and parts of Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The following entry is my first ever piece written in Zulu!!
If you are brilliant, know your way around Dreamweaver, can write profound blog posts, and are knowledgeable about the progressive movement, the NYC YP4 office wants to hear from you! We're looking for an intern for the spring 2009 semester!
It was December of 2006 and I was applying for a communications internship at the Innocence Project. I wrote the following in a cover letter directed to their communications department:
The application deadline is March 8, 2008. All application packages must be postmarked by this date. – Extended to March 15, 2008.
It is easy to take the statistics, even one of an epidemic,
and never fully understand them as anything else other than numbers. No emotion
goes into reading numbers, no humanity is necessary to analyze graphs, charts,
or percentages. But there is some emotional baggage that comes with hearing the
stories of those individual people who are affected by something like HIV AIDS.
There is something deafening, something biting, something ultimately
frustrating and scary that comes with choosing to take a walk on the human side
of a figure like: "Some 15 million children under age 18 have lost one or
both parents to AIDS," or "...new projections that expanded access to
Want to play an
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SAVE is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded and run by students whose
mission is to remove access barriers and increase civic participation among
Young People For (YP4) is a nationwide leadership development program committed to protecting and promoting our nation's core values by identifying, engaging and empowering the current generation of young leaders to help build the progressive movement.
Young People For offers full or part-time paid summer internships in New York City. Interns will work in one of two YP4 departments: I) Fellowship Department or II) Education and Leadership Department.