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Several Sierra Club Internships – College Park, MD

Organization: Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter

Job Title: Public

Location: College Park, MD

Compensation: Unpaid

The Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship and volunteer opportunities. Conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of the diverse openings in office management, administration, web design, environmental advocacy, environmental news reporting, politics, communications, marketing, outdoor education, advertising, publications, and research. There is a wide range of hours available from as few as 6 hours per week to 20 hours per week.

Descriptions

Assistant Office Manager: Assist in daily running of office and volunteer coordination to support educational outreach, campaigns, trainings, and programs. Responsibilities include organizing, filing, databases, phone calls, taking messages, maintaining office systems, web updates, attending meetings with activists and government officials, reporting on, attending and organizing and representing the club at events, supporting the executive and other internal Sierra Club committees, and nine geographical groups.

Water Protection Intern: Learn about water pollution and water quality issues, help organize communities in support of clean water policies; help defeat polluters, assist with preparing campaign materials, recruit volunteers, assist with outreach, and messaging, and attend water protection meetings;

Energy Intern: Learn about energy issues and help organize communities on the effects of coal fired power plants and the benefits to clean renewable resources like offshore wind. Assist with preparing campaign materials, press conferences, recruit volunteers, assist with outreach, and attend meetings.

Invasive Plant Removal Project Coordinator: Invasive species are the biggest threat to biodiversity on the planet after habitat loss. Sierra Club works with statewide invasive plant removal project leaders. Responsibilities include coordinating and promoting participation at invasive plant removal sites, working with site leaders, informing volunteers of information on requirements and hazards, coordinating carpools, and distributing education sheets to participants.

Conservation Outings Intern: Promote integration of conservation campaign goals with and strengthen Sierra Club Maryland Chapter outings program.Assist Outings Chair in promoting Sierra Club Outings Program. Collect write-ups from outings leaders for website & newsletter. Distribute conservation materials at and attend Sierra Club outings. Set up and run outings promoting conservation campaigns. Complete training to become a Sierra Club outings leader and co-lead two Sierra Club outings.

Political Intern: Work with and assist the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter political committee in efforts to elect candidates to office who will protect the environment. Tasks may include researching and producing scorecards for candidates holding office and green voter guides, distribution and evaluation of candidate questionnaires, supporting Maryland Chapter political committee communications, organizing candidates forums, outreach efforts to support candidates, including creating and distributing campaign materials such as flyers, brochures and email alerts.

Website & Communications Intern: Assist the Maryland Chapter or one of the nine local Sierra Club groups to design and improve web pages. Solicit and edit materials and post newsletters and alerts. Train volunteers to post to events and meetings calendars. www.maryland.sierraclub.org

To Arrange Credit: It is a great time to intern with the Sierra Club. We have internships during the summer in addition to the fall and winter. Students can arrange to receive school credit by contacting a professor to sponsor them in a department suitable to the internship. An agreement is arranged between the student, professor, and the Sierra Club as to what the internship will consist of. This may include a certain number of hours, a task or set of tasks, a journal or paper to be written, or completion of some other finished product, and a schedule of meetings with the Sierra Club person directing your internship. Generally 1 credit is equivalent to 45 hours, 2 credit hours to 90 hours, 3 credits to 135 hours, etc. Internships may be somewhat tailored to specific situations and individual needs.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and a resume to maryland.chapter@sierraclub.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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