Since the day we announced I’d be the new executive director at SSDP, people have been asking me how they can tap into our amazing student network to find passionate, dedicated, proven new employees and interns. After a year of piloting and development, I’m thrilled to announce that phase 1 of our Career Services Program — the internship program — is publicly launching!
You know that Students for Sensible Drug Policy has, for nearly twenty years, held a unique space in the drug policy reform movement: The work that our members do on their campuses and in their states prepares them to be leaders in not only drug policy reform, but also in many intersecting movements. The list of SSDP alumni doing meaningful work in social justice, the liberty movement, direct service harm reduction, and other areas of policy reform is long and impressive. State-legal marijuana industries have opened another door for post-graduation employment and many of the more visible leaders of that industry cut their teeth while founding SSDP and building their chapters.
SSDP’s Career Services Program seeks to increase meaningful services to students and facilitate students’ increased engagement in policy reform — and the legal marijuana industry as one vector supporting that reform — through improved preparation for and access to post-graduation employment opportunities. The internship program is one way we do that. We match awesome SSDPers with employers, then guide both the SSDPer and the employer through a productive and mutually beneficial internship experience. We help with every aspect of intern management so you can focus on providing students with a rich experience and getting the most of their time with you.You can view detailed information about the internship program for partner sites — including the calendar, application, and participation fee information — on our website. Please note that the application deadline for prospective partner sites for the summer semester is next Friday, May 1. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our intern program consultants will be in touch.