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Environmental Fellowship – Raleigh, NC

Organization: Work for Progress, with Environment North Carolina

Job Title: Environmental Fellow

Location: Raleigh, NC

Hours and Compensation: Full time. 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.

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Application Deadline: July 8th, 2012

Posted On: July 3rd, 2012

Organization Overview

Environment North Carolina is a statewide, citizen-based 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 North Carolina’s environment. Environment North Carolina draws on nearly 40 years of success in tackling top environmental problems. We have led efforts to protect our beaches from offshore drilling, increase our use of clean, renewable energy, and much more. Learn more about the changes we’ve made at http://www.environmentnorthcarolina.org/results.

Environment North Carolina is a part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy groups. Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our two-year Fellowship Program. If you’re hired to be the Environment North Carolina Field Associate, you will be a member of the 2011-2013 Fellowship Program. Over the last decade, fellows have worked side-by-side with our most experienced advocates and organizers to make a real difference for the environment.

Responsibilities

If you’re hired, you’ll learn to plan and run strategic campaigns. You’ll learn how to identify effective solutions to the state’s biggest environmental problems, and organize public support for your campaigns. You’ll organize town hall meetings and rallies; get your message out by writing opinion pieces and getting them printed in major newspapers and on key websites; set up and speak at news conferences; lobby lawmakers; and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work. You’ll recruit interns, activists, and staff to work alongside you. Bottom line: You’ll make a real difference.

You’ll learn by participating in classroom-style trainings throughout the year. You’ll get guidance and feedback from your staff director, and work alongside some of the state and nation’s top environmental advocates and organizers. Past fellows will tell you, though, that you will learn the most through hands-on experience.

Qualifications

Environment North Carolina is seeking candidates who are ready to commit their time, skills and passion to political action on behalf of the environment. We’re looking for people who understand that we need to build and wield political power if we’re going to make a real difference for the planet. Our Fellowship Program is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop coming at you. We look for smarts, academic excellence, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. If you’ve worked with an environmental or political group before, even better.

How to Apply

You can learn more here: http://www.environmentnorthcarolina.org/page/jobs.

You can complete our online application here: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/entry-level-application-fellowship-program.

Contact Elizabeth Ouzts, State Director, with any questions, at 919 833 0015 x101 or mailto:Elizabeth@environmentnorthcarolina.org.

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