Sustainability Intern

Offered By: 
Environment Texas
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
Environment Texas is looking to hire new Interns this fall semester to aid in the development of our UT’s Dirty Little Secret campaign to urge Chancellor McRaven to cut methane emissions from UT Lands in half within the next 5 years. Environment Texas is a citizen-funded local environmental advocacy organization that works to protect our clean air, clean water, and public lands. Visit our website for more information on the campaign and our successes thus far. The Campaign: The increasing threat of climate change means that we must change our dirty energy habits. In fact, UT prides itself on leading the way towards the clean, sustainable energy future we need. However, when it comes to controlling climate pollution leaks from fracking operations on its lands, UT’s approach is stuck in the past. At the more than 4,000 oil wells fracked on land owned by UT, methane comes to the surface with recovered oil and leaks into our atmosphere. Invisible and odorless, methane is an incredibly powerful greenhouse gas and is responsible for nearly 25% of the global warming we’re experiencing today. Simple and affordable modifications to oilfield operations can cut methane emissions dramatically, but companies that drill on UT land aren’t required to make them. It’s time for UT to demand the same commitment to sustainability from the oil companies that drill on its land as it demands from the professors and students that fill its lecture halls. This is why we need YOUR help to convince Chancellor McRaven to cut methane emissions in half within the next 5 years. As an intern, you’ll educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue by helping us get media coverage, build coalitions, organize events, and more. As an Intern you’ll: - Learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win. - Work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes and providing a unique, mentored experience. - Attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skills. Requirements of all Interns: - Passion for environmental sustainability and advocacy - Passion for UT community engagement - Excellent organizational skills - Knowledge of Word and Excel - Must be available to work 10 hours per week, schedule is flexible
Application Instructions: 
Interested? Send a Resume and a short Cover Letter for consideration to Kari Ross at kari@environmenttexas.org.
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
kari@environmenttexas.org (312) 480-1116
Type of Internship: 
Non-Profit
Posted By: 
Kari Ross
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017