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China Program Intern, Pacific Environment – California

Organization: Pacific Environment

Position Title: China Program Intern, Summer 2015

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: The internship is 15-30 hours per week and work days are flexible (we will set up an individualized schedule for the intern when he/she starts). The intern will work out of Pacific Environment’s main office in downtown San Francisco, and will be supervised directly by China Program Director Kristen McDonald. Our office is conveniently located a five minute walk to the BART (subway) station and is on many bus lines; we also are happy to accommodate bicycle commuting.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Pacific Environment is looking for a China Program Intern for Summer, 2015. Pacific Environment has partnered with local and indigenous communities in Russia, China, the Alaskan Arctic and the West Coast of the United States for more than two decades. We believe that long term environmental and social progress originates from strengthening local communities and grassroots movements (complemented with sophisticated policy advocacy at international finance and governance institutions). Our work to build robust civil society institutions and leadership has led directly to shutting down polluting factories, holding companies like Apple Computer responsible for their suppliers’ conduct, forcing the oil industry to meet its clean-up responsibilities, and stopping coal mines and destructive dams.

We currently are engaged in building the capacity of Chinese non-governmental organizations to work on water and air pollution. We are looking for an intern to assist our China Program Director in this exciting and challenging work. We welcome applicants who have particular interests in environmental protection, civil society, and China.

Responsibilities: The intern will assist with the following areas:

Water and air pollution training program: assist with Pacific Environment’s training program for local grassroots environmental groups in China, including program evaluation, and developing training materials and programs for use in China; summer interns are given one or two substantive projects which fit with his or her skill set and interests.

Communications: translate materials for our website and other communications (from Chinese to English); write one blog for our web site on a topic of the intern’s choosing and related to PE’s work;

Administration: assist with program administrative tasks (no more than 20% of the intern’s time).

Skills and Experience Desired: mandarin Chinese speaker strongly preferred; good English writing skills; some college education is strongly preferred; some environmental campaign experience or education in an environmental field preferred.

Qualifications: able to work cooperatively in teams; flexible, positive, takes initiative, and demonstrate good judgment; punctual and has excellent follow-through on tasks and projects; problem-solver.

How to Apply: To apply:  Visit pacificenvironment.org and read about Pacific Environment and particularly our work in China. Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship, to kmcdonald@pacificenvironment.org.

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