Elections Intern & Environmental Health and Justice Intern

  • Clean Water Action
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • May 10, 2018
Internship- Paid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Research

Job Description

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have 2 internship positions available for the summer of 2018 in the Boston office of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund.

Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the environment and safeguard public health, promote passage of strong environmental laws, elect pro-environment candidates to public office, and help communities address local environmental problems. Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues related to water, waste, toxics and climate change.

Top issue priorities include: preventing harm to our health from toxic chemicals, reducing water pollution from Massachusetts industries, promoting responsible growth of the energy efficiency and clean energy industries, advocating for Zero Waste policies in the City of Boston, and electing pro-environment candidates to public office. Ensuring that those most affected by environmental degradation have a voice at the table, and that solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for all, are central principles of all our campaigns.

The Environmental Health and Justice Intern will support Clean Water Fund’s campaign to prevent harm to human health and the environment from toxic chemicals in consumer products. The Elections Intern will support Clean Water Action’s campaigns to elect pro-environment candidates to office in Massachusetts.

Responsibilities will be assigned based on experience, skills, and interest as well as campaign needs. Tasks may include:

Elections intern:

  • Writing content for website articles, blog posts, email communications, etc.;
  • Researching and compiling information about candidates;
  • Communicating with campaign staff of candidates to obtain information about the candidate’s position on environmental issues;
  • Administrative tasks as needed.

Environmental Health and Justice Intern

  • Writing content for website articles, blog posts, email communications, etc.
  • Helping to manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Conducting outreach to individuals or organizations to build power
  • Assisting in organizing events or meetings
  • Researching campaign issues
  • Administrative tasks as needed.

Commitment and Compensation:

Minimum of 16 hours per week commitment for a 3 month period, or longer, required.  Interns will receive a stipend for their work.

Qualifications: 

  • High School degree
  • Passion for protecting human health and the environment
  • Passion for expansion of clean energy
  • Good communication skills
  • Solid computer skills (competent in working with Word, Excel, Internet, etc.);
  • Well organized
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good writing skills a plus

Familiarity with campaign organizing in a variety of racial and socio-economic communities, and/or communications is highly desired. Fellows/Interns must be able to travel to Clean Water Action’s Boston office located at 88 Broad Street, Downtown Boston. 

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO