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Sierra Club Internship Opportunities

Summer 2014 Internships:
  • Website upgade (Wordpress)
  • Environmental wiki creation (Wordpress)
  • Journalism projects
  • Bottle Bill Update

The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit grassroots environmental organization with 1.4 million members and supporters dedicated to the preservation, protection, and exploration of the earth’s natural environment.

We are seeking students and recent graduates with a passion for protecting the environment and the ambition to make a difference. These positions are perfect for someone interested in non- profit environmental policy, communications, and advocacy.

Website upgade (Wordpress)
Environmental wiki creation (Wordpress)
Journalism projects

Website upgade, environmental wiki creation, and Journalism projects are three interrelated projects. We're rebuilding our website, integrating our blogs, but most importantly, building a wiki on the many environmental issues that we face in Massachusetts. We are very flexible about which projects and areas are pursued. Please send resume and cover letter to Phillip Sego

Bottle Bill Campaign
Help us research and promote an update to our container recycling law. Research potential campaign funders. Help train field volunteers; participate in potential field education effort. Track media coverage. Draft opeds and letters to the editor. Work on social media; help create videos and banner ads. Please send resume and cover letter to Phillip Sego

Interns will work directly with experienced advocates and organizers to develop and implement campaigns to protect the environment and promote the Sierra Club’s goals. Our internships are office-based (and in some cases can be home-based) and include: research, drafting reports, drafting testimony on state legislation, attending hearings by regulatory agencies and legislative committees (all in Boston), discussing our positions with the members, and other environmental projects. A minimum 3 month commitment is required. Hours are flexible, however must be weekdays between 9 and 5

These unpaid internships will provide an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and make a real difference. We will assist in obtaining course credit.

We are looking for candidates who possess the following:

  • A commitment to the environment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Experience using desktop publishing software and online communication tools
  • An ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn, flexibility, and reliability

Responsibilities (positions may include some of the following):

  • Facebook and Twitter: Maintain our presence on these key social networking sites by updating content and increasing the size of our following
  • Blogging: Write regular blog postings to be published on various online sites
  • Review and update content throughout our websites
  • Draft new topic issue briefs and update existing ones
  • Develop strategies to promote website to attract more visitors Help draft and edit alerts
  • Work to develop new strategies
  • Help produce any hardcopy publications that we may produce during the internship
  • Edit direct mail copy, grant applications and reports, and major donor materials
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