Green For All

This opportunity is a Miller Worley MHConnect internship and is available to Mount Holyoke students only. Lynk funding required.

Location: Sacramento or Oakland, CA

Position title: Organizing Intern

Duration: June-August 2019

Housing: Students are responsible for finding their own housing.

Description

This summer, Green For All will be continuing our work supporting a Green New Deal, pushing for a robust piece of legislature that centers equitable solutions based climate policies. We’ll also be in the midst of their #FuelChange campaign, which aims to bring attention to the need for clean transportation in all communities across America. As traffic pollution now causes more deaths than traffic-related accidents, this campaign also intends to push back and put pressure on the Trump administration’s rollbacks on the Clean Car Standards; a motion that freezes progress and puts our society in reverse and our hardworking families in harm’s way

Internship Summary

The intern will report directly to Green For All’s Organizing Director & assist with various tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Building relationships with new community based partners
  • Designing organizing toolkits
  • Developing campaign messaging
  • Implementing on the ground & digital campaign strategies
  • Researching relevant organizing & political landscapes connected to our campaigns

About Green For All

Green For All was founded by CNN political commentator and former Obama White House advisor, Van Jones. Van started Green For All in 2007, to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Today, we do just that - through smart climate and clean energy policies that build green infrastructure, create green jobs, and improve health conditions for low-income communities and communities of color. We use strategic communications, distributed organizing, and partner and influencer engagement, to build public support for the solutions we need most.

Qualifications

We are looking for an intern who has a collection skills/experience/interests in the following areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Climate change solutions
  • Clean transportation
  • Basic graphic design

Application Instructions

Students must apply to this position through Handshake by February 22, 2019. But must complete Step 1 of the Lynk UAF application by February 15, 2019 at 5 pm, in the Applications section of the Self Service area on my.mtholyoke.edu.

In your cover letter, please discuss both the experience you bring to the internship and the skills and experience you hope to gain (in no more than a page). Please also list contact information for two references that can speak to your work or school experience.

The Miller Worley MHConnect process also requires an advising meeting with the Asst. Director of the Miller Worley Center (email internships_mwce@mtholyoke.edu) as well as a faculty reference (submitted via this form: http://bit.do/mwcefacultyref) before February 22.

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