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Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Political Internship

Now Hiring Political Interns for Summer and Fall 2014. Click here for details and instructions to apply!

What is the Sierra Club?
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors.  Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to: (1) Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Internship Responsibilities

In this internship, you will directly assist candidates running for public office that the Sierra Club has endorsed. The Sierra Club has an extremely rigorous endorsement process and focuses on the most competitive races with the best environmentally-minded candidates. In this internship, we will train you on the basic skills of campaign organizing, educate you about environmental issues that play in politics, and then deploy you to be part of a candidate’s campaign for two-three months. Potential responsibilities include: helping organize fundraisers for a candidate, coordinating voter contact, organizing phone banks, recruiting Sierra Club members to volunteer for a candidate, helping coordinate press conferences and press releases for a candidate, helping with a candidate’s earned media strategy as well as social media, assisting with policy or campaign research, performing data entry and office work as needed..

Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have an interest in politics, a knowledge or interest in environmental issues, and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Applicants must be able to take direction on projects, work independently, be flexible, and be prepared for a fun and fast-paced campaign environment.

Logistics
Internship positions are available for summer (June-August) and fall (September-November) semesters, and are able to be shortened or extended as needed. This internship can come with a small stipend to offset the cost of food and gas and can also earn you class credit (you will need to work this out with your academic advisor). The internship is coordinated through our Lansing office and there will be an internship training in Lansing for summer interns in June, however, you will be deployed to work for a campaign that will likely not be in Lansing. Internships can be arranged for between 10 to 40 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.

To apply, send resume to Mike Berkowitz at mike.berkowitz@sierraclub.org, with a brief (one-two paragraphs) statement describing your interest in this internship.

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Mike Berkowitz
Legislative & Political Director
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter  
109 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

Office: (517) 484-2372 Ext. 13 
Cell: (248) 345-9808

 

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Communications Internship

Dates of Internship: Negotiable between April and September 2014
Hours: 10 hours per week for 12 weeks; flexible and can be worked around your school schedule. Location: Work from home as well as option of working in Lansing office

What is the Sierra Club?
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors.  Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to: (1) Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Internship Responsibilities
You will be directly assisting Sierra Club Michigan Chapter staff in protecting the environment and our water resources by helping us with communication strategies including social media and video projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate sustainable agriculture video testimonial project:
    • Help develop at least two consumer and two farmer videos to launch the project--identify consumers/farmers willing to testify for sustainable agriculture on camera, develop script/talking points and record videos
    • Identify places such as farmers markets to get consumer and farmer video testimonials throughout summer; Recruit volunteers and set schedule to record videos at identified locations
    • Help promote project on social media
  • Assist Chapter communications committee with projects as needed
  • Other duties available such as data entry, research and event tabling upon occasion

Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have experience with course work or a major in environmental communications or policy and proficiency in Microsoft Office video and social media, and good writing and research skills as well as a knowledge or interest in environmental issues and factory farm issues in particular, and applications. Ability to work independently. Strongly self-motivated.

Compensation: Internship comes with a stipend.

Contact: Gail Philbin, gail.philbin@sierraclub.org , 312-493-2384

     
     

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