Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Work for a green future:
APPLY NOW to be an Environment America fellow
Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates across the country with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.
Work on critical issues:
• Clean Energy
• Global Warming
• Clean Water
• Wilderness and Wildlife Protection
• Healthy Food and Sustainable Agriculture
You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org. This year, our early application deadline is February 15th.
Environment America fellows
Fellows participate in a two-year training program in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can create long-term systemic change to protect the environment. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists, allies and affiliates in 29 states, we build environmental campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Learn by doing
• Plan and run grassroots campaigns
• Research and prepare reports to release to the public
• Coordinate and attend media events
• Attend lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision makers
• Work with coalition partners like public health groups and other environmental groups
• Generate public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions and using social media
• Organize activist events and town hall meetings
• Run citizen outreach offices by managing a team of staff and volunteers
Our early application deadline is February 15th.
Contact Alison Giest with any questions at 813-215-3604 and agiest@environmentamerica.org, who is also available to conduct informational interviews before the application deadline.
p.s. Save the Date for the February 17th Global Warming Rally in D.C. with Environment America, the Sierra Club, 350.org and many others.

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A semester with a global environmental organization: what will it look like?
-Twelve weeks with a small group of peers immersed in creative projects, travel, eye-opening discussions, engaging workshops, skills training, and real work to solve critical global environmental
– Travel for three weeks to witness environmental problems first-hand and put your new knowledge to use
-Learn the skills of environmental activism, leadership, communication, and strategic campaigning in a supportive environment
-Live in Washington D.C. – access to monuments, museums, and close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia, and beautiful Shenandoah Valley
-Get experience to open doors for you to a career in the environmental or social justice field

Apply by November 26.

Questions? Contact us at usa-semester@greenpeace.org.

For the planet,

Mary Sweeters
Director, Greenpeace Semester

P.S. Want to hear from a Greenpeace Semester alumnus and see what he’s been up to?

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White Plains, NY

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is a grassroots political organization in New York whose goal is to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities in the state. The organization’s organizers serve as catalysts for positive change.


  • Excellent communication skills,
  • strong background in community service or customer service,
  • strong commitment to environmental, social, and political justice,
  • ability to work in a team,
  • positive attitude, self-motivation, quick learner, good sense of humor

Salary and Benefits
$22,000/year base salary plus bonuses, contingent upon fundraising and leadership responsibilities
Major medical and dental insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation/year, paid holidays and sick days
Opportunities for travel, including national and regional conferences


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350.org is looking for a New Hampshire Field Organizer.   A cover letter and resume can be send to at: vanessa@betterfutureproject.org.This position runs through July 15.

350.org is taking a national leadership role to put climate and energy at the center of the political debate in 2012 through grassroots organizing, earned media and visibility actions in key states throughout the US. Concurrently, we will help build, train and resource an insurgent grassroots army of climate and energy volunteers, helping to make the growing climate movement a powerful, sustained political constituency.

 Here is what Field Organizer will be responsible for:

*Researching, developing, and implementing a grassroots climate visibility plan from now through July 15, 2012.

* Developing teams of 350.org and other climate activists and organizers throughout the state.

* Organizing regular grassroots bird-dogging, public education, accountability and media events on climate and clean energy.

* Liaising and supporting other progressive grassroots movements, and representing 350.org in partner and coalition work with them.

* Working closely with high-level partners to ensure buy-in and coordination for visibility events.

* Organizing at least one state-level grassroots leadership workshop with at least 25 attendees.

* Communicating regularly with 350.org central staff, and drafting brief weekly reports outlining that week’s activities.

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The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, which seeks to elevate bold, emerging young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Awards and other year-round programs, invites applications for 2012 interns. Interns will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts, and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working in an environmental nonprofit. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to the program cycle and include outreach and communications, application recruitment and processing, event planning, media outreach and soliciting donations and program partners. Visit http://newleadersinitiative.org/article.php?id=441 for application details.

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Union College’s in work with Green Air Project (GAP), a social enterprise dedicated to helping both individuals and businesses offset their carbon footprints by planting trees.  GAP is a simple, effective and affordable way to clean up the air we breathe.  We’ve already planted over 200,000 trees and look forward to planting even more this year!

We are currently looking for passionate, driven college students who love the environment to serve as GAP Campus Reps for the 2012-2013 school year.  This is an unpaid internship that involves creatively educating classmates about environmental issues as well as promoting GAP.  It is a fantastic opportunity to make amazing contacts, develop useful skills, and make a real difference in our world.

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We are now accepting applications for the Sierra Club’s 2012 Environmental Apprenticeship program! Please visit the link to our online application below to receive details on required materials for submission. The online application and essay are due Friday, February 24, 2012. All required supplemental materials (transcript, letters of recommendation) are due Friday, March 9, 2012.

Sierra Club’s Environmental Apprenticeship is a training program to cultivate future leaders in environmental advocacy. This program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in legislation, media, and community outreach as a means of promoting green initiatives. Consider this your starting point for an environmental career course, helping you transition from your college experience into the non-profit working world.

An Apprenticeship is a full-time, 6 month paid staff position based in one of our offices around the country. Location placements for the chosen 2012 Apprentices will be based on the Conservation Department’s campaign or program needs, as well as the chosen candidates’ individual experiences and skills. Location placements occur after all final Apprenticeship candidates have been chosen.

The position runs from July 2 through December 21, 2012. During these 6 months, each Apprentice will gain experience in the areas of grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and public communications. You will be trained and guided in your job responsibilities by a team of experienced and enthusiastic Sierra Club staff. At the end of the 6 months, if you wish to continue working for the Sierra Club, you can apply for job vacancies in any of our offices across the nation.

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