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• Starts May 26

Political Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Saint Louis +1

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  • You must have strong communication skills, ability to work with diverse groups, computer proficiency, willingness to work evenings/weekends, commitment to equity, and knowledge of environmental justice/climate issues.
  • You will engage in grassroots organizing, educate the community on environmental issues, support pro-environment candidates through voter outreach, data collection, leadership building, and representing Sierra Club at community events.

Off-cycle Internship

Government & PoliticsSaint Louis, Kansas City

Description

  •  The Political Intern position is for individuals wanting to learn more about the electoral process, the political landscape in Missouri, the building blocks of grassroots organizing, and working in the environmental field. The Political Intern will support the work of Missouri Chapter staff and Chapter Political Committee to support pro-environmental candidates running for local office. The Political Intern will support community engagement, turnout, and data collection for the Chapter’s political priorities for the 2024 election. The Political Intern will receive training in evidence-based practices for Grassroots Organizing and electoral engagement. The Political Intern will also learn the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and best practices for equitable organizing.

Requirements

  • Strong oral communication skills. You are open and honest. You are a good listener. You can share stories about yourself and why you care about these issues.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff, volunteers, and the public. You get along well with a lot of different types of people. You are curious. You want to speak to people about issues that are important to them.
  • Proficient computer skills. You are familiar with basic word processing and spreadsheet systems.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends. You can work when community members are available.
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice. You are committed to self-transformation and just relationships. You understand that privilege exists and the impact of inequity on communities.
  • The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:
  • Experience with Google Suite, MiniVAN.
  • Knowledge of environmental justice issues, fossil fuels/ coal, or climate justice.
  • Previous experience with canvassing or deep listening.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice and deep community engagement.
  • Previous community engagement in St. Louis, MO.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics

Responsibilities

  • Learn Evidence-Based Methods. Perform readings and assignments to learn about the Midwest Academy for Grassroots Organizing, electoral engagement, environmental Justice, and environmental issues impacting Missouri.
  • Get Out the Vote for Pro-Environmental Candidates. Identify and train volunteers and community members to support Sierra Club, Missouri Chapter endorsed candidates. Participate in electoral tactics like door knocking, phone banking, and community meetings. Connect candidates with volunteers in their area. Create social media and earned media documents to educate Sierra Club members and the community about endorsed candidates.
  • Data Collection. Help volunteers appropriately collect data from conversations and submit the data to Chapter Staff.
  • Build Leadership. Assist Chapter staff in turnout for political efforts, hosting community events, and training volunteers. Represent Sierra Club’s views and priorities to community members by participating in meetings, tabling, and speaking publicly. Assist in contacting Sierra Club members, supporters, and community partners via phonebanking, email, canvassing, and tabling.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

office

Start date

May 26, 2024

Application deadline

May 23, 2024

Location

Saint Louis, Kansas City