The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and its sister organization, CCAN Action Fund, work with partners across the state to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Our campaigns focus on mobilizing Marylanders in support of policies that will dramatically reduce climate change pollution in Maryland, while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.
We’re looking for smart, talented students for fall internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!
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 have won some big victories in Maryland. We were the first state with gas reserves to legislatively ban fracking, and we have one of if not the strongest commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of any state in the country.
Now, we are taking proactive steps to elect and hold accountable candidates for office that are committed to climate justice. We are educating people across the state on both how to electrify and the importance of electrifying our homes and buildings, and recruiting new CCAN members and supporting and training them to build action teams that help build our base and execute lead on key tactics for these campaigns. As the CCAN Grassroots Intern, you will work with CCAN’s Field Director and the Maryland team to expand our membership and build our base so that we can bring the power of the people to the halls of power.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
- An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away
- A willingness to work hard
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A people person. Someone who will get energy from reaching out to people, building relationships, and recruiting them to join CCAN’s membership program.
This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, MD. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MD 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.
Internships are typically 15-25 hours per week from early September through mid-December. 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.
To apply, please fill out this Google Form Application by July 29, 2022, where you will be prompted to upload your resume and respond to several short questions.