Sustainability Advocate - paid internship

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Clean Water Action is currently hiring students to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the empowerment of our fellow NJ residents.

Our staff consists of committed, professional highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political or environmental authorities or from within our organization. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities.

Our grassroots political organizers speak to New Jersey citizens about New Jersey issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. We work on a wide variety of issues, but are currently focusing efforts on
- Clean Water: Protect NJ’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristine
- Open Space: Preserve open space in NJ, particularly buffer zones that protect drinking water and prevent flooding
- Environmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionally burdened by negative environmental externalities.
- Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economy

Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

- Work with New Jersey's largest environmental non-profit
- Rewarding work with a casual work setting
- Paid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issues
- Leadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employment
- Opportunities for travel throughout New Jersey and the U.S., including national and regional conferences
- Possibly earn college credit


Strong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.

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