Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Next "An Inconvenient Truth" - Roadie Summer 2010 Opportunity :: Apps Due March 15

I don't usually post specific internship opportunities, but this one was too cool not to mention. It immediately reminded me of the (now closed) Invisible Children "roadie" Summer 2010 opportunity.

Global Zero :: A World Without Nuclear Weapons

The new film "Countdown to Zero", aims to do for anti-nuclear proliferation what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for the environmental movement. It doesn't hurt that "Countdown to Zero" was produced by Lawrence Bender, the same guy who produced "An Inconvenient Truth" - as well as "Inglourious Basterds" and a number of Quentin Tarantino films.

I can't find a trailer, but more info about the film here.

The film had its world debut at the Sundance Film Festival this January. This summer, the film will be touring the USA - to campuses, churches, conferences, and camps around the United States.

To do this, the organizers, Global Zero, need your help. Actually, they need you.

Apply to be a Global Zero Roadie this summer - applications accepted on a rolling basis (positions will be filled as they receive applications); absolute deadline March 15, 2010.

They are looking for 12 highly motivated, intelligent volunteers who are willing to be at the forefront of a growing global movement. You must be at least 18 years of age and have attained your high school diploma. Possession of a valid driver's license and clean record is preferred.

Internship Details:
- Start in Washington, DC on March 20, 2010
- End in New York City approximately May 31 (exact date TBD)
- Your team will cover a region in the United States. You will be assigned to a team before you arrive in DC.

In mid-April, you will hit the road with your teammates in a freshly painted, officially branded Global Zero van, traveling to college and high school campuses all over the country to build a movement and cultivate an environment in which to empower student leaders and inspire them to be active in this worldwide effort to eliminate nuclear weapons.

While on the road you and your teammates will be responsible for setting up screenings, planning the day's events, selling merchandise, handling deposits/accounting, managing inventory, and continuing investment and follow up with new supporters that you'll meet on each campus and at each screening.

When your 6-8 week tour comes to an end there will be a time of debrief, sharing, and celebration!

During training, you will be provided housing in Washington D.C. that will be within walking distance of the office in Dupont Circle. While on tour, you will stay with contacts and host homes from Global Zero's networks. All transportation costs necessary for your internship, including your trip home at the end of the internship, will be covered.

You will be provided with a small weekly food stipend. We encourage each of our interns to raise support anywhere between $1,000-$1,500 USD to supplement your food stipend and to cover any additional personal costs you may have. We will provide materials that will assist you in raising support. We are committed to making sure you are mentally and financially confident before hitting the road.

If you are a currently enrolled student, we will do everything we can to work with your academic institution to provide you with credit for your internship.

Check out these short interviews with international youth who attended the the Ground Zero 2010 Paris Summit:

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