Internships

Apply for Spring Internships today!

Are you ready to learn valuable skills at an organization committed to climate action? Are you searching for an opportunity to learn and grow with a community of grassroots activists and organizers? If so, consider an internship with 350Vermont!

About 350Vermont

350VT’s mission is to utilize grassroots organizing and direct action to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels, bringing climate justice to our communities. We believe that Vermont can and must play a leading national role in meeting and developing solutions to the climate crisis, and that a climate solutions movement in Vermont must be sustained by grassroots activism and participatory decisionmaking. We have established ourself as Vermont’s largest grassroots network with the primary focus of addressing climate change. Although we share a common vision with 350.org and support their actions, 350VT is an independent organization. 350VT has several ongoing campaigns, including Divest VT, Mother Up!, and Stop Extreme Energy. The organization works in many coalitions including Stop the Fracked Gas Pipeline, VT Human Rights Council, and Energy Independent Vermont.

350Vermont Internships

In each position, we are looking for someone with a commitment to and passion for the 350Vermont mission of building a local movement to stop the climate crisis.  We seek self-starters with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen while working independently and in close coordination with a team. 350VT spring internships are unpaid and part time (10-15 hours a week), with the opportunity for school credit. We try to match our internships with the skills and experience you bring to our work. We have two internships available this spring – please take a look at each description below!

To apply, send a brief cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (each no more than 3 pages) to Katherine Quaid, katherine@350vt.org. In the cover letter, please specify which positions you are most interested in and why you’re committed to climate justice. Feel free to get in touch with any questions about the internships. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!

Mobilization Intern

Organizing volunteers and community members in the field is at the core of 350Vermont’s work. The mobilization intern will assist 350VT’s field organizer, Jaiel, in engaging and mobilizing people around the state for our Town Meeting Day resolutions campaign (TMDRC). The TMDRC focuses on localizing democracy and building momentum for a Just Transition off of fossil fuels. 

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications skills
  • Detail oriented, able to work independently, proficient in social media platforms
  • Some event planning and outreach experience

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with presentations, meetings, and teach-ins with the public and other stakeholders
  • Conduct outreach to people across Vermont via email, phone, and in-person visits to take part in Town Meeting Day
  • Provide logistical support to the Town Meeting Day Resolutions Campaign
Mother Up! Intern *based in Brattleboro*

Through Mother Up!: Parents Exchange for Change, 350VT engages parents to take action in both their own communities and those most affected by the fossil fuel industry. The Mother Up! Organizing Intern will work with the Mother Up! Coordinator in Brattleboro to empower and mobilize Vermont Families to participate in the Climate Movement. This person will have the chance to learn about and contribute to Mother Up! as they pursue creative new ways to grow the movement of parents and families who are fighting for the health and safety of our collective future.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications skills
  • Ability to assimilate campaign information into public materials
  • Proficiency in social media platforms, google programs, and some database experience (i.e. CRMs, wordpress)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and create organizing materials and presentations for dissemination
  • Find new and exciting ways to broadcast Mother Up!’s mission and work
  • support the organization work of the Mother Up! Coordinator – this could include: writing emails, monitoring the facebook page, fundraising and meeting support, and more!

Build-Your-Own

Do you have an idea or project that you think falls out of these descriptions? Do you want to make your idea concrete and engage a wide community in climate justice? Then this internship is for you! This intern will be a self starter who is ready to engage with the 350VT community. They will have some project planning skills and the ability to implement their idea. When submitting your application please include an additional document detailing your idea or project and what results you see it having in the community. 

Apply

To apply, send a brief cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (each no more than 3 pages) to Katherine Quaid, katherine@350vt.org. In the cover letter, please specify which positions you are most interested in and why you’re committed to climate justice. Feel free to get in touch with any questions about the internships. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way 350Vermont selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. 350Vermont strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, indigenous people and other under-represented communities.