Climate Change Organizing & Membership Development Intern (Part-Time) @ Sierra Club

Application Info

Climate Change Organizing & Membership Development Intern (Part-Time)


Duration: 20 hours per week for 13 weeks starting between May 15 and June 1 (based on availability) at $15/hour

Context: Builds grassroots power by increasing the number of volunteers recruited, engaged, and trained to support the climate change work in Austin and of the Sierra Club in general. Helps to plan, organize, and coordinate actions in conjunction with the Austin Climate Change Committee as directed and carried out by its multiple Action Teams. In addition, will help plan, organize, and carry out ways to increase engagement of Sierra Club members in Sierra Club activities.

Scope: The Climate Change Organizing Intern is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club's climate change goals. Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and helps build alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers.

Job Activities:

The intern would assist in all areas of the Austin Climate Change Committee’s work. The intern would also help develop and execute a plan to increase contact with Sierra Club members and their involvement in Sierra Club activities. This includes:

  1. making phone calls,
  2. helping plan and run meetings,
  3. supporting our Action Teams,
  4. maintaining our VAN database,
  5. helping with social media,
  6. tabling and other outreach events,
  7. writing and sending emails
  8. developing tabling and educational materials for Austin group,
  9. developing relationships with partner organizations, and
  10. additional duties as required or opportunity for additional duties based on interest.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Passion to fight climate change and social injustice
  • Desire to learn about and work on organizing and climate change
  • Self-motivated and an independent worker willing to take direction
  • Good communication skills in person and on the phone
  • Ability and willingness to work with volunteers
  • Good thinking and analytical skills
  • Good social skills
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn database skills (especially NGP VAN) and email tools (MailChimp)
  • Skill and experience in social media

Applicants should email resumes explaining why we should choose them and two references to

Interviews will start in April. Job will stay open until filled.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented temporary, part-time (20 hours a week) position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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2021-04-07 00:00