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Climate Policy Fellowship, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Maryland

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action network

Position Title: Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours per week for 11 weeks starting January 26th and ending April 10th. Start and end dates are flexible; Fellows receive $8/hour plus up to $100 travel stipend every month.

Application Deadline: November 21, 2014

Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable advocacy knowledge and experience?

If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect position for you! We are currently hiring a Maryland Climate Policy Fellow to work with us in our Baltimore or Takoma Park office this spring. Whether you’re new to advocacy or looking to further develop your skills, CCAN’s policy fellowships offer valuable experience.

For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and pushing for clean energy policies. This spring, we are working on several fronts to reduce and prevent climate pollution. In Maryland, we are working to double Maryland’s commitment to clean energy, fight dirty coal and incineration, and keep Marylanders safe from the dangers of fracking.


  Conduct campaign related research

  Help recruit community leaders and other VIPs to support our policy solutions

  Educate lawmakers on our policy solutions

  Support field organizers in arranging and running constituent meetings

  Create and distribute campaign materials, including factsheets

  Prepare legislative materials, including testimony

  Write and publish blog posts in support of the campaign

  Have an amazing opportunity to learn advocacy skills from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”


  Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories
  Eagerness to learn environmental advocacy and organizing skills

  Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline

  Comfort with public speaking

  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  Strong research and problem-solving skills

  Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred)

  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude

How to Apply: Please fill out our fellowship application and indicate that you are applying for the Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications are due in by November 21 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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