Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Policy Intern (Part-Time) @ Sierra Club

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Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Policy Intern (Part-Time)


Duration: 20 hours/week; 16 weeks

Context: The intern will be directly assisting Chapter political and legislative staff members in protecting the environment by assisting in research and policy education.

Scope: This position will generate research and information to be used to educate Sierra Club members, supporters, as well as grasstops and grassroots leaders on policy issues important to the protection of the environment in Michigan. The information will be used in a variety of communications vehicles at the Chapter.

Job Activities:

  1. Writing articles about environmental topics,
  2. Helping draft press releases,
  3. Helping create educational presentations,
  4. Organizing events,
  5. Working with and educating government agencies,
  6. Assisting with public outreach,
  7. Educating our members and the public about environmental topics,
  8. Working with Sierra Club volunteers,
  9. Conducting research,
  10. Tracking media hits and preparing social media reports
  11. Data entry
  12. Miscellaneous office work.

Knowledge & Skills:

The ideal applicant will have good writing and research skills, a knowledge or interest in environmental issues, a knowledge or interest in policy education, be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, and have experience with Google drive, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and email. Bonus if applicants are familiar with database management applications like Salesforce. They will be able to take direction on projects and work independently.


This is a paid internship ($15/hr). Internship position is available for Fall 2021. Depending on Sierra Club COVID-19 and public health guidelines, this internship will either be housed in our Lansing office or entirely virtual. Flexible scheduling, primarily during business hours (9am-6pm).

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented temporary 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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2021-05-11 00:00