Internships

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

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 summer internships are paid, 30 hours a week. We try to match our internships with the skills and experience you bring to our work. There are two positions available for the summer of 2018, please read more below!

If you are new to 350Vermont read more about our mission and history here.

Summer Internships

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This summer we are looking for two dynamic people to join our team starting June 4, 2018 for a ten week internship, ending August 10, 2018. 

These two people will work together to advance our Re)Generate New Solutions campaign and engage communities around the state in climate solutions. You will be integral to planning and implementing different outreach and engagement opportunities with 350VT staff, board, and volunteers.

Additionally, you will be responsible for leading a study group in Burlington focused on deepening our collective understanding of climate justice. this internship will offer candidates the opportunity to gain key organizing skills, exposure to the inner workings of a grassroots activist group, facilitation tools and techniques, and an opportunity to collaborate with partners around the state.

As stated above, these roles require people who are self-starters and have a set of qualities that go from managing social media to tabling at events to asking for in kind donations. Some responsibilities for this internship include:

  • Work with organizers and volunteers to plan and coordinate events (forums, community dinners, tabling, etc.)
  • Conduct outreach for events and actions (tabling, phone banking, partnership building, creating posters, etc.)
  • Lead and create a study group in Burlington (content chosen by you!)
  • Support 350VT regional volunteer groups as they create and lead local campaigns for climate solutions
  • Find new and exciting ways to broadcast 350VT’s mission and work
  • Support 350VT fundraising initiatives for events (i.e. raffle, silent auction, in-kind food donations)
  • Maintain 350VT’s donor database (Nationbuilder)
  • Maintain & contribute to the 350Vermont Website (run by wordpress) and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

to be successful in this position, candidates will have some of the following qualities:

  • Proficiency in social media platforms, google programs, and some database experience (i.e. CRMs, wordpress)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail oriented & organized
  • Collaborative and able to work in a team
  • Experience or strong interest in fundraising and community outreach
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications skills
  • Ability to assimilate information into public materials
  • Some event planning and outreach experience is preferred
  • Background in social justice and climate organizing is preferred
  • Strong connection to Vermont is preferred

Each position will be paid, 30 hours a week, with some work taking place during the evenings and weekends. This internship includes free housing accommodation (if wanted!) and 20 hours of training by our staff and facilitation team. If you are interested, keep scrolling to apply! And feel free to get in touch with Katherine (katherine@350vt.org) with any questions about the internships.

Fall Internships

For the fall we are looking for folks to support us in the three areas below. Check out the descriptions and if you have any questions please contact katherine@350vt.org

Mobilization Intern

Mobilizing people to make change is what we are all about! We have multiple campaign and this fall the mobilization intern would support our re)generate new solutions campaign and support our field organizer, Jaiel, it getting towns to pass resolutions and ordinances to build momentum for alternatives to fossil fuels! The mobilization intern is integral to the process of organizing events, coordinating volunteers, and supporting all the things that go into running a campaign.

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 Solutions Field Organizer

Fundraising & Events

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
  • Provide event support for our fall events and fundraisers (including tabling, organizing volunteers, outreach for in-kind donations, etc.)

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

Apply

 

Please apply for the fall internships using the button below. It will take you to a google form and at the end it will ask you to submit a resume and a writing sample. If you aren’t able to submit using the form below contact Katherine. Please submit your application by 9:00 AM Monday, July 16, 2018 for best consideration.

APPLY HERE

 

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 underrepresented communities.

 

Testimonials

When I first came to UVM, I had very little interest in or knowledge of the environment or climate change, but attending a book talk and panel hosted by 350Vermont my freshman year completely changed that. I heard stories from several activists about why they care about the climate crisis, and how climate change impacts the most vulnerable among us. Immediately, climate change and the justice issues surrounding it seemed more pressing and immediate than any of my other interests. That night completely changed the direction of my life, and I know that I am not the only person that 350VT has impacted in this way.” – Ashley Bolger, 2016-2017 350VT UVM Student Employee

 

“Working with the 350VT team over the summer was both a challenging and an eye-opening experience for me. Coming from a very structured business background where passion is often an afterthought, the environment working with the highly driven, dynamic, enthusiastic individuals at 350Vermont was a very different experience than what I was used to. The internship allowed me to meet and form connections not only with everybody I worked with every day, but with a network of strong personalities across the entire state.  My job position was dynamic, and allowed me to work on a variety of different tasks every day. Having this position helped me realize my greater purpose and position in the climate movement. Everybody has their own experiences, their own goals, and their own motivations that all come together to create diverse harmony in social and political movements, and that was my experience with 350Vermont. It helped me recognize and accept my individuality and feel empowered as a young woman starting out in my career.” – Ally Behn, Summer 2017 Operations Intern

My summer internship with 350 Vermont gave me the opportunity to build connections with organizers from across Vermont. It was a great chance to explore the “landscape” of climate justice in my beautiful home state, build relationships, and exercise my own creativity. I livestreamed an electric bike “parade” through Bennington, designed a dinner event about religion and colonialism to fundraise for indigenous pipeline resistance, and worked every day with a vibrant, passionate team of staff and interns who approached our work from so many different angles. 350 Vermont helped me invest in place and community – and practice skills that I can apply to social and climate justice work in many other contexts.” – Abby Rampone, Summer 2017 Media Intern