Youth Activist Toolkit Creative Research and Development



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3-5 hours/week per academic quarter or semester (approximately 60 hours total)



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United States


The Endangered Species Coalition is searching for an enthusiastic high school or college intern to partner with ESC to develop a youth organizer's toolkit. The purpose of the Toolkit Creative Research and Development internship will be to gather, refine and disseminate information for youth to learn about current ecological conservation issues and learn organizing skills to support endangered species. The intern will work remotely, in collaboration and with support from ESC, to research, gather information, and draft a toolkit for youth organizers. The intern will compile and organize relevant and useful information to support young peoples' ability to speak knowledgeably and successfully about wildlife. 

Additionally, the intern will play a role in speaking about and gathering idea for what to include in the toolkit during our Endangered Species Youth Activist Network calls or video conferences. The intern will support the design and structure of the final toolkit, which will be available as an online resource. Other projects related to the toolkit or youth outreach may be assigned on an as-need basis.


-Academic credit may be earned; negotiable on a case-by case basis

-Learn skills for becoming an effective grassroots organizer

-Work with the ESC team to learn more about endangered species and how you can support ecological conservation

-Apply creative thinking and demonstrate your ability to be self-motivated with collaborating as part of a team

How To Apply

To apply, please email ESC Creative Engagement Director Jeanne Dodds with a one-page letter of interest. This letter should describe your reasons for applying to the internship role, goals or creative ideas you have for the project, and related and relevant skills you will use to complete the youth organizer toolkit effectively. Please also include the name and location (state) of your current academic institution and your grade level standing (i.e. high school junior, high school senior, first year of college, etc.). We look forward to hearing from you!