Outreach and Communications Internship- Seattle, WA
Organization: Washington Environmental Council
Job Title: Outreach and Communications Internship
Location: Seattle, WA
Hours and Compensation: School credit, transporation stipends, and potentially cost of living stipends are available. Interns are asked to commit up to 32 hours a week for 10 weeks, hours and days of the week will be flexible based on field plan. Possible extensions are available for interns will continue to live in Seattle through the fall.
Application Deadline: April 7, 2012
Posted on: March 22, 2012
Here at Washington Environmental Council we believe that a healthy environment and healthy economy go hand in hand. We believe that we will all live better lives when our air and water are clean. And for 40 years Washington Environmental Council has been speaking up to make sure those values have a voice in the state capitol.
Washington Environmental Council is seeking three outreach and communications interns for a 10-week commitment in Seattle. The summer outreach and communications interns will be in the thick of things, supporting WEC’s climate and clean water campaigns through developing, implementing and experimenting with different outreach and engagement models. This is a great position for someone who is interested learning about environmental advocacy work from different angles and practicing program evaluation.
The interns will work as a team with WEC’s organizer to design a campaign field plan, research and test best practices of different outreach methods, utilize innovative outreach techniques, maintain and organize data, coordinate volunteers and assist with online outreach and communications. This is a hands-on, fast-paced internship that will involve a minimum of two days a week of on-the ground campaign work. Someone who is excited by meeting with and talking with new people will find this work extremely rewarding.
Each intern’s responsibilities will vary depending on the team-developed field plan, personal interests, and specific skills of the intern. There is room for each intern to include their personal interests in the scope of their work. Responsibilities will likely include:
- Track environmental and political blogs and look for opportunities to promote our campaigns and WEC through these venues.
- Update the website with outreach events.
- Organize volunteers for campaign activities, such as doorbelling and phone banking.
- Volunteer recruitment, including outreach to local college campus and community organizations.
- Create and experiment with creating campaign videos
- Assist in event planning for outreach events.
- Promote Washington Environmental Council at local festivals and fairs by staffing tables.
- Research opportunities to increase membership and volunteer base.
- Data entry and administrative duties.
- Interest in environmental policy or politics
- Interest in collaborating with a team of peers
- Independent self-starter
- Ability to work well in fast-paced environments
- Strong writing and research skills
- Interest in meeting new people and planning events
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, an example of creative or professional work (a portfolio peice, non-academic writing sample, blog post, graphic design work, or outreach event promotion materials etc) and a resume to email@example.com by April 7th, 2012