FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WORK WITH CCAN TO FIGHT FOR FEDERAL CLIMATE LEGISLATION 

DESCRIPTION

This fall, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), is working on a campaign to ensure the passage of major federal climate legislation and its provisions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We will be working with partners to mobilize actions across the country to put Pressure on Biden and Congress to act.

Take part in this visionary campaign to establish regulations that will reduce climate change pollution across the US while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.

We’re hiring smart, motivated students for fall 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

We are leaders in the national clean energy revolution. We have won historic fights at the state level in Maryland and Virginia over the past two decades. Now we’re taking our experience at the state level to our nation’s capital and to the White House. The great strides we’ve made in clean energy regionally now need to be made nationally.

We have spent the past year organizing the grassroots to call, email, and lobby their members of Congress, but we still have not yet passed sweeping climate legislation. Now is when we plan to escalate, helping to organize disruptive humanitarian actions all across the country until Congress delivers for us what we need. This will be an exciting year of historic actions. 

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
  • Help recruit new volunteers to the campaign 
  • Conduct campaign research and research target decision makers. 
  • 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 a critical campaign.
  • 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 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – you will be in the community, connecting with others.

LOCATION: 

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, MD. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our field staff is only going to the offices on Mondays and Wednesdays. The duties for this internship can be performed remotely. However, an ideal candidate will be able to get to the office on Mondays and or Wednesdays to do work in person.

DETAILS:
Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week from September through mid-December for the fall internship. 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 FALL INTERNING WITH US

To apply, please fill out this Google Form, where you will be prompted to upload your resume. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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