Environment America Preservation Associate- Washington, D.C.
Organization: Work for Progress/Environment America
Job Title: Environment America Preservation Associate
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $23,750, plus benefits.
Benefits: As a recent graduate, you’ll earn $23,750 in your first year and $24,250 in your second year of the Fellowship. You’re eligible to opt into our group health plan. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’re eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401 (k) plan at the end of your first year.
Application Deadline: Now accepting applications.
Posted on: April 23, 2012
Environment America is a state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy group. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for our environment. Environment America draws on 30 years of success in tackling top environmental problems. We were instrumental in protecting more than one million acres near the Grand Canyon from uranium mining, and we’ve led efforts to protect our landscape from global warming by improving the gas mileage of our cars and trucks. Learn more about the changes we’ve made at www.environmentamerica.org/results.
Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed recent college graduates to join a two-year Fellowship Program, a program designed to give recent college graduates like you the training you need, and put you in the right place at the right time, so you can roll up your sleeves and make a difference right away.
You’ll work with experienced advocates and organizers to make an immediate impact
If you’re hired to be the Environment America Preservation Associate, you will be a member of the 2011-2013 Fellowship Program. As a Fellow, you’ll learn how to help plan, run and win campaigns. You’ll learn how to research and identify effective solutions to critical problems – like those facing America’s iconic landscapes – and how to build and mobilize powerful constituencies to get behind your campaign. You’ll lobby lawmakers, publish opinion pieces in major newspapers and on key websites, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings and rallies, and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work. You’ll even learn how to recruit interns, activists, and future fellows to join Environment America.
In your second year, you’ll polish your skills and take on even more responsibility. Learn more about the Fellowship Program at www.environmentamerica.org/jobs/available-positions/fellowship-program.
In addition to getting guidance and feedback from your staff director in Washington, D.C., you’ll participate in classroom-style trainings throughout the year with other Environment America staff—including some of the nation’s top environmental advocates and organizers—in addition to getting guidance and feedback from your staff director.
The Fellowship is only the beginning
You will develop relationships with lawmakers and community leaders, earn media coverage for important issues, raise funds, build membership, recruit and manage staff and volunteers, and run grassroots campaigns to promote protect America’s landscape. Bottom line: you’ll make a real difference.
After just two years of hard work, you’ll have the skills and experience that will set you apart from most recent college graduates and you’ll be prepared to take on even more leadership at Environment America, or in the larger environmental community.
Environment America is seeking a recent college graduate who is ready to commit his or her time, skills and passion to grassroots political action on behalf of the environment. We look for smarts, academic excellence, creativity, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience with campus and activist groups.
How to Apply:
You can complete an online application here: http:jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/entry-level-application-fellowship-program.
Contact Anna Aurilio, Washington D.C. Legislative Director with Environment America, with any questions, at 202-683-1250.