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33 South 13th Street, 3rd Floor, Suite B
Posted: May 06 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionIntern With Environment Virginia!
Environment Virginia Internship Description
What do interns with Environment Virginia do? You’ll educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll build organizing skills by getting our issues
into the media, building coalitions, organizing events and lobbying decision-makers. Environment Virginia is part of the Environment America federation. With 29-sister organizations across the country we're working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future.
Our Current Campaigns
We’re doing our part to stop global warming: We took a big step forward when President Obama finalized the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standard to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally thousands of Virginia's citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.
Save the Bees: Bees pollinate almost all of the food we love! Apples, grapes, coffee, chocolate, watermelon. Its pretty simple: No Bees, No Food. And bees are dying off at an alarming rate. Help us save the bees by working to ban the use neonics, a bee-killing insecticide. We'll be building support from chefs and restaurant owners, farmers and other bee-loving citizens!
Public support for public lands: From the local neighborhood park to Shenandoah and the Grand Canyon, our public lands are special. Parks are good for our health and wellbeing, they are important habitat for wildlife, and support local economies too. But, our parks are underfunded and at threat to mining, logging and more. This summer is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and so we need to show public support for our public lands to protect them for generations to come.
Become an Environment Virginia intern
ResponsibilitiesAs an intern:
You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes. Together, we will develop a campaign plan for your semester that includes research, working with the media, engaging the public through grassroots petitioning and events and building coalitions.
And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skills.
And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment Virginia is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to work with