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Policy Researcher

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The Environment Project is recruiting for part-time/volunteer staff members to serve as a Policy Researcher for our coordination department. Policy researchers will primarily be responsible for researching new petitions that support our cause. This will be done through finding reliable and accurate information relevant to current issues. 

Core Responsibilities

Stay updated: Policy researchers are expected to keep up with recent news concerning climate change.

Research: Policy researchers are responsible for researching five petitions every month. These petitions should be relevant to our mission and the current news.

Development of Call to Actions: Policy researchers will assist in developing monthly call to actions that discuss conflicts that take place both locally and on a larger worldwide scale. Policy researchers will also develop new ways to relieve climate issues that will be incorporated into petitions and call-to-actions.

Coordination Sessions & Meetings: The coordination department will meet together on a weekly basis to discuss upcoming events and engage in a group discussion. Furthermore, once a month, all staff are required to attend an hour-long general organization meeting. Attendance for both is mandatory, unless a valid excuse is provided. 

Benefits

  • 2-3 Community service hours/week (can be used for schools, courts, ARISTA, other)
  • Complimentary partner discount package
  • Free meal if work is done on-site
  • Unlimited sick or vacation days
  • Additional testing & school-work accommodation provided
  • Professional references for future colleges, jobs, etc

Requirements

  • Strong research skills
  • Positive, optimistic-minded attitude when approaching all work and organization matters
  • Interested in researching new petitions that support our cause
  • Able to find recent information that is relevant to our cause
  • Able to develop new ways to assist our environment project
  • Have creative writing skills
  • Able to use reliable sources; distinguish between true and false information
  • Must be at least 14 years of age at time of application submission, and able to legally work in the United States.
  • Place of Residence within New York State is preferred, but not required. 
  • Must be passionate about current societal issues, especially climate-change, global warming, and various methods that can be deployed to make a positive impact for the world. 
  • Must be open to looking towards new friendships and networks in order to provide organizational growth. 

Equal Opportunity Notice: The Environment Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Applicants will be considered for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Position

The Environment Project is recruiting for part-time/volunteer staff members to serve as a Policy Researcher for our coordination department. Policy researchers will primarily be responsible for researching new petitions…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
138-18 78th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
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Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

In order to apply for this position, you must be at least 14 years of age and legally able to work in the United States.

Please attach a copy of the following

  • Your latest resume
  • A letter introducing yourself - who are you, and what makes you PERFECT for this job?
  • Your latest high school or college transcript

If you have any questions about this position or its application requirements, feel free to email us at careers@projectenv.org.

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