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Summer Engagement Team- 100% Committed™

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The Climate Reality Project


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The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website

Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field. 

We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.

While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.

Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the summer 2021 cycle: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Department Overview: 

The Climate Reality Project Engagement team works to create and implement campaigns that engage Climate Reality chapters around the US to create measurable impacts that drive towards the Climate Reality Project’s mission. This internship is focused on the 100% Committed™ campaign which works with towns/cities/counties (municipalities), businesses, and universities to commit to 100-percent clean electricity by 2030.

Intern Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Researching 100% Committed™ related news, policy updates and more;
  • Creating campaign updates for distribution throughout the organization and to Climate Reality Chapters;
  • Assisting with production of online and offline content for campaigns;
  • Assisting with campaign tactics such as volunteer recruitment, coalition building, media engagement, grassroots lobbying;
  • Collaborating with staff to create new campaign goals, strategies, and tactics;
  • Attending events on behalf of The Climate Reality Project to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and expand your knowledge base.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to solving climate change;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Creative problem solving and experience working on a team;
  • Excellent personal effectiveness and work ethic; 
  • Involvement with a campus club or initiative;
  • Experience with Excel and Word.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in volunteer outreach, volunteer training, community organizing, and/or advocacy;
  • Prior work with nonprofits, the climate movement, and/or political campaigns.

The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

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Details at a glance

  • Academic Credits
  • Hourly

How to Apply

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line: 100% Committed Internship. Also, indicate in your email with your submission the job site where you found this posting.

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

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