Are you motivated to work on a collaborative, energetic team to protect Washington’s environment? Do you want to learn more about event planning, fundraising and database management? Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters are seeking a diligent, passionate intern to support our Development Team with event planning, data support, research, and business outreach.
We offer an exciting work environment, mentorship, and an opportunity for learning and strengthening a multitude of real-life workplace skills. This internship requires a highly motivated and detail-oriented person who is interested in events and development work and has some experience with data entry, Excel, event planning, and research.
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For over 50 years, we have been a respected leader for environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. Our current program areas are: Acting for Climate and Preventing Fossil Fuel Expansion, Protecting and Restoring Puget Sound, and Sustaining our Evergreen Forests. We collaborate with partners and work with impacted communities to galvanize support and effectively advocate for change with key decision makers and leaders.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) is the statewide political voice for the environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with allies in the community, we advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through our political work, we are strengthening laws that safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and our economic future.
By effectively combining the policy expertise of WEC with the political expertise of WCV, we have reshaped how we make environmental progress in Washington state. While the organizations are independent, we work very closely together on appropriate projects. Combined, we have a staff of 30-plus and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay.
Internship Duration / Hours / Location / Stipend:
Early October 2019 through mid-June 2020 (If the 8.5 month commitment is too long, internship could potentially end mid-end April 2020 and stipend adjusted accordingly)
15 hours a week (flexible scheduling Mon-Fri between hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm with potential of some evenings/weekends)
Month before WEC’s Gala (Weeks of March 16, 23 and 30): 18 hours a week
Day of WEC’s Gala (Saturday, April 4): 10:00am – 10:00pm
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101
A stipend of $2,125 to be paid in three increments (early December, early March and early June) plus an ORCA transit pass.