Active - Organizing Intern

  • Sierra Club
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Oct 11, 2020
Internship- Paid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Energy

Job Description

Context: Builds grassroots power, by supporting the implementation of organizing campaigns that will increase the number of people involved, leaders trained, and engagement of people with influence to achieve our conservation goals. The Organizing Inter will coordinate volunteer efforts in the collection of Xcel IRP and Minnesota Power IRP public comments, work with Petition Captains, help with recruitment and technical support for Zoom webinars & trainings, and create social media posts a week.

Job Activities:

  1. Assists with public outreach around Xcel IRP & Minnesota Power IRP by attending other community meetings online, getting on the agenda to speak at the meetings, making announcements, etc
  2. Leads volunteer coordination for public comment collection efforts for utility dockets and hearings
  3. Works with Sierra Club petition captains to make sure we are on track to meet our goals, recruits & trains, new captains
  4. Assists with the planning, setting up-for, and facilitating monthly action nights and other meetings and online events as needed to engage supporters
  5. Helps with the hearing turnout and all the prep work that goes into a successful hearing
  6. Phonebank training, Hustle training, workshops on how to do testimony, LTE workshops
  7. Helps us try out No New Gas messaging on social media by drafting posts
  8. Completes administrative tasks including data entry in VAN and updating spreadsheets, as needed
  9. Provides technical and facilitation support for webinars

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • Proficient computer skills: google doc, excel spreadsheets, social media (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), and virtual meeting platforms

This is a category 99 non-exempt position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


$15 per hour