Climate and Digital Media Intern – Washington D.C.
Organization: Climate Interactive
Job Title: Climate and Digital Media Intern
Location: Washington D.C.
Hours and Compensation: 20 hrs/wk, $15/hr
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Posted On: April 26, 2013
The biggest challenges facing our lives on Earth are made up of complex, interconnected parts. People need better ways to understand the full picture.
That’s why we’re here.
Our team at Climate Interactive helps people see what works to address climate change and related issues like energy, water, food, and disaster risk reduction. For example:
- We’re long-time partners with the U.S. State Department and analysts for the Chinese government. Our tools have helped them assess and communicate the impact of their government strategies.
- We’ve helped NGOs and businesses improve their thinking and communication in the UNFCCC climate negotiations.
- We’re helping development agencies in East Africa design better strategies to reduce the number of people displaced by extreme events and slow onset disasters, like droughts.
Overall, our easy-to-use, tangible, scientifically-grounded tools help people see for themselves what options exist today to create the future they want to see.
When it comes to helping people understand the big picture and see what works to address our biggest challenges, we draw on a suite of approaches, many of them developed at MIT in the fields of system dynamics and organizational learning. Our team benefits from decades of experience and mentorship from leaders like Dana Meadows, John Sterman, and Peter Senge.
Climate Interactive seeks an Intern to work 20 hours a week (with the possibility of more) assisting with media, administrative, and research tasks. This is a telecommuting position, as Climate Interactive has no central office (its 7 person staff is spread across VT, NH, MA, SC, and NC, with its fiscal home in Washington DC). The Intern will work as a contractor, and the internship will run for 12 months with a 30 day review period, to ensure an adequate fit for both Climate Interactive and the Intern. Compensation for the internship will be $15/hour, and the Intern will provide his/her computer equipment and software.
The top three characteristics required are 1) self-motivation and ability to telecommute effectively, 2) video editing skills, and 3) productivity and attention to detail with administrative tasks.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
- Creating and editing video and images
- Maintaining and updating website, blog, and twitter content and posts
- Creating content for online communications and electronic newsletters
- Entering data and analyzing spreadsheets
- Organizing staff travel – researching hotels and flights
- Completing miscellaneous computer tasks and responding to short-term needs for help from staff
- Creating, organizing and reviewing expense reports
- Responding to email inquiries from external partners
- Creating user accounts and managing contact database
- Note-taking at meetings
- Gathering relevant information on climate policies and proposals as directed by staff
- Self-motivated and independent
- Preferably a recent graduate
- Available to telecommute during part of Eastern time business hours
- Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong attention to detail
- Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to manage deadlines
- Team player willing to perform a variety of tasks
- Exceptional computer skills
- Experience with HTML and CSS
- Proficient in blogging and social media
- Able to quickly master new technology systems
- Excellent at video and image editing, with an eye for good design
- Experienced in system dynamics, systems thinking, and organizational learning would be a plus
How to Apply:
Applicants should fill out and submit the application form, as part of the first round of the hiring process (please include links to relevant work). Applicants reaching the second round will be asked to submit their resume. Applicants reaching the third round will be invited to a phone interview. Please do not submit any other materials or contact CI staff during the first round.