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DescriptionBlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an exciting, fast-paced organization that covers a wide variety of issues from climate change to green chemistry to smart grid infrastructure, bringing together an effort to advance a 21st century economy that respects workers and their rights, protects the environment and secures America’s energy future. Interning for BGA puts you at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement and shows you what it is like to work with diverse stakeholders. Join us in laying the path for the future . . . and have fun in the process! Internships are available in D.C. and San Francisco.
An internship with the BlueGreen Alliance can include research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, communications and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, as well as BGA’s union, environmental, business, and community partners and allies. Interns will also be asked to participate in administrative work as needed, but the overall nature of the internship is highly substantive, focusing on specific projects as determined by the applicant and supervisor.
In specific, the Conference and Events Intern will assist the Conference team in all aspects of planning and preparation for the 2013 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference as well as the 2012 Right Stuff Awards. Staff, coordinate and supervise various Working Groups – including Programming and Outreach – for the 2013 GJGJ National Conference. Help execute an outreach plan to ensure participation of labor, environmental and regional organizations; businesses and industries; and federal, state and local agencies. Manage communications and construct tracking processes for various lists, commitments and registration. Also be able to assist with research tasks when available. Position will be through December 2012 or April 2013 if available. More information can be found at http://greenjobsconference.org.
Applicants should have at least 1-2 years of college education or other relevant experience. The ideal candidate is organized and willing to learn, with prior study and/or interest in the fields of labor and economics, environment, energy and sustainability, international trade or social justice. The ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment, work independently and take initiative is necessary, as are strong research, writing and computer skills. Familiarity with office procedures, workings of Congress (mainly for D.C.-based positions) and conference or event planning is helpful.
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We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Further, reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and a list of 2-3 references as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the location, time period and focus area you are interested in by using the following format in the subject line “(LOCATION) (FOCUS AREA) Internship Application – (TIME PERIOD)”. You are welcome to apply to more than one position but please indicate your first choice. No phone calls please.