This is a list of programs for activists. It includes educational opportunities that focus on activism and other events that last longer than a typical conference.
Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability Masters Program
Antioch University of New England
trains students for activist careers as public interest advocates and grassroots organizers working for ecological sustainability, social justice,
and the democratic control of corporations.
Our activist training curriculum focuses on 1) ecological literacy and the science of sustainability; 2) big-picture political analysis, vision, and strategy;
3) organizing and advocacy skills; 4) nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship; 5) and personal transformation and self-renewal.
In this program, you will hone your ability to organize dynamic campaigns that win significant reforms, mobilize increasing numbers of citizens,
and build stronger progressive organizations and coalitions. You also learn to be a collaborative nonprofit leader managing people, time, and money in effective and empowering ways.
At Antioch University New England, you will develop a strong story to tell future employers.
Grounded in your growing knowledge of environmental science and advocacy skills, you engage in two professional internships working directly for activist organizations
. You will also have the chance to work with other students to complete a collaborative service project for real-life organizational clients.
: Year-long, starts in the Fall
New York Union Semester
is an innovative semester-away program, for national and international students, open to both undergraduates,
graduate students and college graduates. The program provides the opportunity to learn about organized labor in a challenging environment both inside and outside the classroom.
As interns at unions and affiliated organizations in New York City, students gain an understanding of the inner workings of organized labor while they make a real contribution
to the work of the movement. In the classroom, students analyze the experience they are gaining in the field, by studying the labor movement , both past and present.
The program is intensive and rigorous - and very rewarding for program participants.
: Every Fall and Spring Semester.
The Greenpeace Semester
is advanced five week organizing training for student activists. It's action-filled and the best hands-on training for students to become environmental leaders.
The program combines classroom-style workshops with hands-on field training and travel. You will learn grassroots organizing, how to plan effective campaigns
and the principles and practice of non-violent direct action.
You will receive training by some of the best professional activists in the environmental movement: organizers, campaigners, and
experts committed to saving the planet and teaching the next generation of environmental leaders how to solve some of the world's biggest environmental problems.
You will also receive briefings from issue experts on climate change, ocean protection, nuclear energy, forest conservation, toxic pollution,
and corporate abuse of the environment.
Over 300 graduates now work as environmental leaders.
: 4 times per year (as of 2012).
Field School for Environmental Organizing trains college graduates to run environmental campaigns,
starting by building a core group of activists and finishing by convincing decision-makers to pass laws, change policies and create reforms to protect our environment.
But Green Corps is more than a school – it’s a real-world endeavor. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education.
They make a difference, starting on Day 1.
Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training,
hands-on field experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in positions
with leading environmental groups.
: Year-long. Starts in the Fall.
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