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ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York is an alliance of community and labor organizations working together to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Over the last two decades, we have been at the forefront of championing fair economic development policies, winning quality jobs with career ladders for low-income public housing residents, and creating green jobs through municipal building retrofits. For more information about our work, visit

ALIGN seeks two interns for a participatory research project running from October through December 2021. Interns will perform research in New York neighborhoods to study the impact of large ecommerce retailers on community members and the environment. 

Intern Responsibilities

The interns will be responsible for helping us to carry out a research plan developed in partnership with local community-based organizations. Interns will learn about conducting community mapping, as well as strategies and tools for logging air quality. Interns will also survey local residents, developing organizing skills including network-building and outreach. 


  • A commitment to social, economic, and racial justice and the labor movement; 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; 
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and communication skills; 
  • Ability to travel to the warehouse facilities across New York City.

Terms of Employment

Interns will earn $15 an hour for 20 hours a week. Interns must be available for a total of 10 weeks (ideally from October 13th through December 19th). 

Application Process

This position is available immediately. Email your resume to We will be receiving applications until October 15th or until the positions are filled. Please put “SICO Intern” in the subject line of the email. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Email a brief cover letter and your resume to

ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.