Position: Organizing & Outreach Intern
Location: Denver, Colorado
Deadline for submission: September 23, 2019
Term of Position: October – December 2019
Work Schedule: Part-time (10-15 hrs a week) and flexible based upon work/school schedule
Compensation: $11.10 per hour
Conservation Colorado is seeking a part-time Organizing & Outreach Intern to assist with outreach efforts and take the lead on special projects this fall. The Intern will gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable organizing professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. This internship is designed for an individual who is passionate about the conservation movement, committed to civic engagement, and seeking an opportunity to mobilize volunteers to take action at various levels. The internship is also designed to provide training and expertise in our issue-area campaigns concerning public lands and wilderness, water, and climate and energy.
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region.
Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color, among other key constituencies, for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
- Assist with planning, attendee turnout, and logistics for events
- Assist organizers with community education and outreach efforts including drafting and placing letters to the editor, writing social media posts, tabling at events, crafting public education communications materials, etc.
- Support Organizing Team with grasstops and grassroots engagement and data tracking; coordinate volunteers around major legislative priorities and issue-area campaigns
We’re seeking someone who has a strong interest in conservation issues, community organizing, and/or policy issues, and is enthusiastic about working with people. Those with an interest in environmental justice, social change, community organizing and mobilization, and elections work are encouraged to apply. Specific requirements include:
- Meticulous and well organized
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, both on the phone and in person
- Interest in working with diverse communities
- Ability to multi-task and manage short-term and long-term deadlines
- Willingness to talk to strangers about environmental and policy issues
- Willingness to do the personal and organizational work around equity, diversity, and inclusivity
- Working knowledge of Google Apps, Microsoft Office and design programs are a plus
Compensation and Benefits
The Organizing & Outreach Intern will earn $11.10 per hour.
This intern will gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable organizing, advocacy, and political professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. In addition, Conservation Colorado is located in one of Denver’s premier multi-tenant nonprofit centers, The Alliance Center, so opportunities for shared learning and dialogue between nonprofits abound. Intern will have the opportunity to network at political and environmental events throughout the course of the internship. Additionally, letters of recommendation will be available upon request. Opportunities for full-time employment at Conservation Colorado do occasionally occur and interns are eligible to apply.
Special Job Requirements
Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours may occur. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff and volunteers that better reflect Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.
How to Apply
Please fill out this short questionnaire and send a cover letter and resume to Beau Kiklis with the subject line “Organizing & Outreach Intern” to email@example.com by September 23, 2019.
No phone calls please.