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.
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:
Knowledge & Skills:
Applicants should email resumes explaining why we should choose them and two references to AustinSierraClub@gmail.com.
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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Austin, TX, USA