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Summer Organizing Fellow, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Maryland and Virginia

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Summer Organizing Fellow

Location: Offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Takoma Park, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; and Norfolk, Virginia

Dates and compensation: Our Summer Organizing Fellowships start Monday, June 15th and end Friday, August 14th. We have full-time and part-time fellowships available. Full-time fellowships are 40 hours/week. Part-time fellowships are 15 hours/week.

Our full-time Summer Organizing Fellowships are paid. Full-time fellows receive a stipend of $325 per week. Our part-time fellowships are unpaid. Part-time fellows do receive $25 per week for incidentals.

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing skills and experience?

If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect summer fellowship for you! We are currently hiring for our Summer Organizing Fellowship. Whether you’re new to organizing or looking to hone your skills, CCAN’s organizing fellowships offer valuable experience to learn more and challenge yourself as a climate campaigner.

For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by building a powerful climate movement, on and off campus, that can stand up to polluters and push for clean energy solutions. This summer, we’ll be building grassroots power in some of the most politically important parts of our region, educating and engaging new activists in our work to reduce and prevent more climate pollution.

Our Summer Organizing Fellowship includes great training from experienced organizers and managers.


Learn to plan, organize and execute grassroots campaigns, campaign events and creative actions.

Recruit concerned citizens to get involved in our campaigns – through petitioning, canvassing, tabling, phone banking and other field work.

Recruit for campaign events including conferences, town halls and rallies.

Identify and engage local community groups and local businesses in our campaigns.

Help identify and develop new volunteer leaders.

Write and publish blog posts and letters to the editor in support of the campaign.

Have an amazing opportunity to learn grassroots campaigning 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.

Experience with grassroots organizing preferred.

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.

Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude.

How to Apply: Please fill out this application. 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 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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