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!
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.
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
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 (email@example.com) with any questions about the internships.
Please apply for the summer 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, April 16, 2018 for best consideration.
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.
“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