Baltimore Healthy Communities Spring Internship

Spring Internship Opportunity: Work with CCAN to fight incineration and fossil fuels,  and to expand renewable energy access in Baltimore

DESCRIPTION

This spring, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is working to stop incineration and fossil fuels in Baltimore while increasing renewable energy access across the city. From fighting for a just transition from incineration to zero waste to expanding community solar and offshore wind, this spring will be filled with opportunities to fight for climate action in Baltimore.

We’re hiring smart, motivated students for spring internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!

ABOUT CCAN

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the only group in the Chesapeake region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. dedicated exclusively to building a powerful grassroots movement to fight climate change. Our mission is to build the kind of movement it will take to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, around the country and around the world.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

CCAN’s Healthy Communities campaign is focused on spurring a just transition in Baltimore City by moving the city away from failed polluting development and toward clean energy and fair development. The campaign works to fight fossil fuel pollution in the city, particularly incineration, while increasing access to solar power in low-income neighborhoods and advocating for the creation of clean energy jobs such as offshore wind manufacturing.

We are also core members of the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement and regularly engage in grassroots outreach, town halls, art builds, and coalition building with our partners across the city.

As we face Trump’s rollbacks on climate change policies and face dire warnings from the IPCC, we must continue to act on the local level.  You will be at the forefront of these efforts to fight climate change in Baltimore!

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

What you will learn:

  • Learn to organize campaign events and creative actions
  • Help conduct outreach, including tabling at events, phone banking and collecting petitions
  • Participate in coalition meetings and learn how to work collaboratively
  • Help recruit new volunteers to the campaign
  • Write and publish your own letters to the editor
  • Conduct campaign research
  • Support constituent lobby meetings with elected officials and legislators
  • Learn grassroots campaigning from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Someone with a driving passion to change the world for the better and who sees climate change as an urgent problem we need to solve – you will be part of critical campaigns
  • Someone with an eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away – we have tons to do!
  • Someone ready to work hard – this is not a “desk job” type of internship, and a lot of our work happens in the evenings and on weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – you will be in the community, connecting with others.
  • Someone with a commitment to Baltimore

LOCATION

This internship will be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

DETAILS

Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week from late January through early May, exact timing to be determined based on your course schedule.

Internships at CCAN are primarily education-focused, to arm you with experience toward your career and life goals. Interns receive a limited reimbursement for incidental expenditures. We encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and we will support these pursuits in any way we can.

APPLY NOW AND SPEND YOUR SPRING INTERNING WITH US

To apply: Please fill out the following Google Form Application and we will respond within one week. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.