Are you inspired to learn about environmental advocacy, climate justice and community organizing? Does the idea of training community activists to speak out on issues in Olympia excite you? Come join our Field Team!
We are seeking up to four interns to provide support to our field team during the 2019 Legislative Session. We will support the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC), working to pass policies on climate and clean energy, oil spill prevention and orca protection. This is a paid, part-time, hands-on, fast-paced internship that will involve critical thinking, office work, and will focus on increasing our grassroots lobbying presence through innovative outreach & engagement opportunities. These interns will also be responsible for helping plan and coordinate volunteer phone banks, turnout to town halls and Environmental Lobby Day in Olympia. These internships are a great opportunity for someone who is invested in protecting and restoring Washington’s environment and excited to gain experience in community organizing, environmental advocacy, the legislative process and building grassroots power for the environment.
Someone who is excited about meeting with and talking to a lot of new people will find this work extremely rewarding. Interns will have weekly staff supervision meetings, training, professional development and networking opportunities.
Washington Environmental Council drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For almost 50 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment.
Washington Conservation Voters 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.
Our office is in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with views of Elliott Bay, and we offer internship stipends, a transit pass, professional development and networking opportunities and the chance to make a difference in Washington state. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and youth, people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to apply a social and racial justice lens to all of our work.
The Community Outreach and Legislative Intern will serve 15 hours per week from January 7 –April 13 (14 weeks with a one week off). Schedule will vary weekly based on our field opportunities. Schedule is flexible, but interns should expect to work one evening per week and up to two weekend shifts per month. This internship can count as course credit if approved by your institution. An $850 stipend and transit pass is provided.