China Program Education and Outreach Intern- Berkeley, CA
Organization: International Rivers
Job Title: China Program Education and Outreach Intern
Location: Berkeley, CA
Hours and Compensation: 20 hrs/wk, paid
Application Deadline: March 30, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012
International Rivers is a non-profit advocacy and analysis organization headquartered in Berkeley, California, and with staff and consultants working in the Brazil, China, Laos, Thailand, India, and other parts of the US. International Rivers supports communities around the world in protecting their rivers and rights. We work to halt destructive dams and encourage better methods of meeting needs for water, energy and protection from floods.
China is the country with the highest numbers of dams in the world, and in recent years, Chinese companies have taken a lead in building dams not just domestically but also abroad. Chinese banks and companies are involved in constructing some 251 dams in 68 different countries, particularly in Africa and Southeast Asian regions.
International Rivers’ China Program investigates China’s domestic and global environmental footprint through the lens of dam building. We are currently seeking an Education and Outreach Intern that is passionate about environmental and social issues in China and abroad, possesses solid communication, writing and editing skills, is fluent in Chinese and English, and is web savvy and knowledgeable about online social networking tools and media sources in China. The candidate will communicate with International Rivers’ global staff and partners, contribute to print and web publications, and be an integral part of a dynamic Berkeley non-profit office environment.
- Strong research, writing, editing and communications skills.
- Familiarity with Chinese social networking sites.
- Fluent in English and Chinese.
- Ability to multitask, stay organized, and keep deadlines.
- Excellent computer skills and attention to detail.
- Experience interacting with Chinese environmental NGOs.
- Background in policy or environmental science.
- Experience translating between Chinese and English
International Rivers offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work environment. The Education and Outreach Intern’s work schedule requires an average of 20 hours per week for a 3-month minimum starting in June (start/end dates flexible).
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter, 3-page writing sample, and resume to the Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com, with the subject line: China Summer Internship. NO CALLS, PLEASE. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2012.