Environment Texas Internship

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Environment Texas
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General Job Description We’re looking for students who care about protecting and preserving our planet for future generations. If that’s you, then apply to be an intern with Environment Texas today. As an intern with Environment Texas, you’ll help us educate and engage people on issues like solar energy, air pollution, and the democratic process, all in an effort to protect the environment. Whether it’s by getting the issue into the media, helping to grow our coalitions, or organizing events, you’ll be helping us build the public support it takes to win. About Environment Texas Environment Texas is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America: a policy and action group with more than two million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. We promote state policies that put the environment first. Across our national network we’ve won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power in 22 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. Working with state offices of Environment America 29 states, we have field presence in 21 of the top 25 media markets and 313 Congressional Districts. We use that reach, along with clear strategies, creative tactics, grit and determination to make a difference for our environment and our families’ health. Environment Texas Interns Will • Organize events that help give visibility to our issues and our brand to a wider audience • Learn more advanced tools for political coalition building including one on one meetings and personal story telling • Reach out to potential partner organizations to extend our network of public advocates • Connect with local grassroots donors and volunteers to increase organizational capacity • Write opinion pieces to be published in relevant news markets • Conduct social media outreach to help build our brand • Learn essential organizing skills such as phone-banking and petitioning • Work closely with Environment Texas staff in the day to day operations of the office • Meet a wide range of non-profit political advocates, including potential future employers • Join a cause that they can be proud to support Experience for Social Change Careers An internship with Environment Texas gives you the training and the skills you need to land a job in the social change movement after graduation. Candidates with internship experience are highly considered for our full-time positions after graduation. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in national campaign briefings and activist skills trainings, all while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their lead campaign organizer. Details Internships with Environment America are un-paid. Students may receive academic credit from their college or university. Environment America will also participate in college work-study programs. Interns work part time (10-15 hrs/week) or full time (25-30 hrs/week). Interns will participate in national campaign briefings and trainings while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their supervisor. Qualifications We are looking for people who are organized, responsible, have good written and verbal communication skills, and are able to take initiative on projects. The ideal candidate will be working toward a degree in political science, or related field, or have some campaign training or experience. Passion for the cause of combating powerful special interests is also weighed strongly. Location: Austin, Texas
Application Instructions: 
To Apply, visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/intern-application.html?_ga=2.140389555.1064323606.1579539407-1864857481.1530464245
Contact Information: 
Emma Pabst Global Warming Solutions Associate, Environment Texas epabst@environmenttexas.org General office phone: (512) 479-0388
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Posted By: 
Emma Pabst, Environment Texas
Expiration Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2020