Internships

*Fall Internships are no longer available*
*Applications for Spring Internships are accepted on a rolling basis*

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 fall internships are unpaid and part time (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 four internship available during the school year, with 3 located in Burlington and 1 in Brattleboro; 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!

Events & Outreach

350Vermont helps plan and carry out various events all year round, from rallies and actions to film screenings and art parties. In the summer we have even more opportunities to hold events around the state. All the events help build the climate movement in Vermont. The Events and Outreach intern is integral to the process of coordinating events and building partnerships with community leaders and businesses.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications skills
  • Some event planning and outreach experience is preferred
  • Background in social justice and climate organizing

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with a coalition of organizers and volunteers to plan and coordinate events
  • Conduct outreach for events and actions (i.e. tabling, phone banking, partnership building, etc.)
  • Provide logistical support to the Education & Outreach Coordinator

Fundraising & Operations

Fundraising and operations are the backbone of any organization. The Fundraising & Operations intern will work with 350VT’s Director and Assistant Coordinator to ensure 350VT continues to grow. This person will learn valuable, sundry skills with a rapidly growing organization and gain exposure to the inner workings of a grassroots activist group.

Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented & organized
  • Strong database skills, like excel and/or web-based platforms
  • Experience or strong interest in fundraising and community outreach

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support 350VT’s Director in fundraising initiatives
  • Maintain 350VT’s donor database (Nationbuilder)
  • Conduct outreach to 350VT’s network of supporters

Online Organizing

Online organizing through social media, emails, and websites is a crucial part of 350Vermont’s strategy. The Online Organizing Intern will focus their work on building the efficacy of 350VT’s mass emails, website, and social media content. We’re looking for an intern who is passionate about using online tools to mobilize Vermonters for climate action!

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in social media platforms, google programs, and some database experience (i.e. CRMs, wordpress)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail oriented

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain & update the 350Vermont Website (run by wordpress) and online database
  • Build new content for online petitions and the 350Vermont website
  • Manage and contribute to 350Vermont’s social media accounts
  • Create a digital story to share over the summer
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. This is an unpaid position, but 350VT can assist in securing other funding.

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.