Internship posted by: Clean Water Action of Ann Arbor, MI
Posted on: August 28, 2013
More than 50% of toxic water pollution (heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic) comes from power plants. Guidelines on this pollution haven't been updated since 1982! Clean Water Action is fighting for the strongest guidelines possible to protect our Great Lakes and the health of our communities here in Michigan while working to increase renewable energy and energy efficiency in our state. Join the fight by becoming an intern/organizer with our staff!
Clean Water Action is a non-profit organization with over 250,000 members in Michigan working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us. For 40 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.
Responsibilities of internships include:
- Identifying voters and volunteers who will work with us to hold politicians accountable for their votes on environmental and health related issues
- Ensuring, by grassroots organizing, that communities are made aware of these issues
- Plan and participate in press conferences, lobby days, and other events.
We look for candidates who have strong oral and written communication skills, and who possess good attention to detail. Candidates should have an interest in working to protect our environment. We do provide extensive training on the job responsibilities and on the issues we cover.
Hours for the organizing work are 2 - 10:30 PM, three days a week between Monday and Friday. Hours for the internship work are flexible. We are hiring for positions starting immediately for fall and winter semesters or long term work. We provide benefits, travel opportunities, and the potential for growth within the organization.
To apply, please call our office at 734-222-6347. You may also submit your application and resume directly at our website: http://www.cleanwateraction.org/jobs.
We also have positions available in East Lansing. For information, please call 517-203-0754.
Thank you for your interest!