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Policy & Legislative Affairs Fellowship — Los Angeles

Organization: Global Green USA

Job Title: Policy & Legislative Affairs Fellowshiop

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Hours and Compensation: modest stipend — 25 hours/week minimum

Application Deadline: until filled

Position Dates: Fall-Winter 2012 (6 month commitment)

Organization Overview

Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California with offices in New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York, and is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.

Description

Global Green USA’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department seeks a Fellow for a minimum of six months to assist with Global Green’s various policy and advocacy initiatives on green buildings, renewable energy and climate change. This is an ongoing position. The P&LA Fellowship position carries with it some of the same responsibilities as paid staff and is an incredible opportunity to contribute directly to the work of Global Green and hone skills.

Responsibilities

  • Research on policy issues
  • Assisting in outreach and public awareness efforts
  • Attending meetings on relevant topics
  • General office administrative tasks.

Qualifications

Graduate program level and/or senior year undergraduate Political Science, Public Policy/Government, Environmental Policy majors encouraged to apply. Academic credit possible.

Positive attitude and demonstrated maturity in a professional setting; Ability to communicate effectively and public speaking skills are important; Strong writing skills also important; Applicant should have knowledge of or interest in climate change, green building, renewable energy policy issues; Ability to work independently a must; automobile required. This position is based out of our Santa Monica office and cannot be done remotely.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter describing their interest in this position via email topolicyinternship@globalgreen.org or fax: 310-581-2702. Please put “P&LA Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. EOE.

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