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Citizens Climate Lobby
DescriptionCitizens Climate Lobby Purpose:
To create the political will for a sustainable climate and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.
To solve the climate crisis our methods include education on the science, economics, politics and public awareness surrounding climate change. CCL works by training citizens in the skills needed to affect change. We meet with Congressional leaders, write letters to the editors of national and local newspapers and attend monthly national conference calls. Most importantly we are action oriented. Our goal is to match what scientists tell us with practical solutions that can be enacted legislatively.
We strongly suggest you register to join an introductory call before applying. The call will introduce our organization, what we do, and why your contribution matters! Keep in mind the call is not geared towards interns, but will give potential interns a better idea of what their duties and goals would be.
The introductory call is scheduled for every Wednesday night at 5:00 PM Pacific, 8:00 PM Eastern.
To register go to: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-weekly-intro-call/
***Apply only if you have the ability to volunteer on site at the location listed in the title of this description***
SCHEDULE/TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours per week for 6 months, generally weekdays 9-2pm
• Assist with scheduling meetings with Members of Congress
• Researching, writing and editing biographies on Members of Congress
• Securing speaking engagements for our speakers bureau
• Learn to speak about CCL and our vision
• Finding potential CCL volunteers and leaders in high priority Congressional districts where we do not yet have CCL representation
• Learn to write and send letters to the editor
• Schedule, plan and participate in outreach tabling events
• Office duties such as data entry, phone calls and email communications.
• Concise, persuasive and polite writing and speaking ability. (Journalism or Communications education is helpful.)
• Passionate commitment to the environment and global warming issues.
• Willingness to learn about climate science, civics, local and national politics. (Political Science or Sustainability education is helpful.)
• Positive upbeat attitude and ability to work with others on teams in a non-partisan way.
• Strong organizational skills, advance planning ability and attention to details.
• Excellent internet, word processing and spreadsheet skills (Microsoft Office).
• Must be available to work in Lawrence Kansas
• Minimum 6 month commitment. (regular 5-10 hour weekly schedule)
• Remote internships available are generally not available.