Job Announcements: National Executive Director and Southeast Program Intern
Organization: US Climate Action Network (USCAN)
Job Title: International Policy and Communications Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full time, $800 monthly stipend
Start Date: Early February; date is flexible
Application Deadline: Rolling basis but please apply as soon as possible.
Are you interested in international climate policy and advocacy, web design, and/or online communications? Would you like to make connections and experience opportunities few internships can offer?
The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) seeks an international policy and communications intern for a minimum of four to six months to assist with international policy and communications activities. You will learn about international climate issues and communications strategies, the ongoing international climate change negotiations, and become acquainted with policy-making processes and the various players and positions in the climate movement. We ask that you come to the internship with some tech savvy skills (see below) but you can expect to gain real-world experience as a communications professional as well. Best of all, an internship with USCAN introduces you to a large and vital network of organizations working on climate and energy.
+ Help organize meetings, briefings, webinars and strategy sessions on climate policy and communications issues for USCAN members and allies, including taking detailed notes on meeting discussions
+ Research and write material for newsletters, web pages, action alerts, and fact sheets
+ Assist in organizing meetings and issue briefings for congressional staff
+ Plan and assist in the continual updating of public-facing USCAN platforms, including designing and updating of various web pages for a dynamic USCAN website and other publications
+ Research, identify, categorize, and upload key publications, polling data, press releases and other resources to the USCAN website to assist our member organizations
+ Help USCAN take our social media work to the next level
* Interns are expected to take on additional responsibilities as they develop, based on individual strengths and interests, ability to complete projects, and organizational needs.
+ General knowledge and interest in climate change
+ Understanding of international climate policy, negotiations and key players a plus
+ Enthusiasm for communicating with partners, the public, and policy makers
+ Strong oral and writing skills and methodical research methods
+ Self-starter, flexible, able to manage multiple tasks
+ Must be able to work quickly with astute attention to detail
+ Understanding of HTML required and familiarity with Photoshop, CSS, Plone, Wordpress, SQL, and/or various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn is a plus.
+ Outgoing and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must
+ Ability to work independently and in a team, and to telecommute when appropriate
+ Available at least 35 hours a week.
More about USCAN
USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies. The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.
USCAN plays a critical role as the largest network connecting organizations working on climate advocacy and policy development at the state/regional, federal, and international levels, all of which are increasingly interdependent. USCAN is the US node of the Climate Action Network (CAN-International), a global network of over 900 environment, energy, development, and faith based NGOs working collaboratively to address the causes of climate change and promote equitable solutions.
How to Apply
USCAN is looking for a qualified applicant to fill this position immediately. Please send a resume and cover letter with availability to Ariel Drehobl (email@example.com). Please put the name of the internship and your name in the subject line of your email: “International Policy and Communications Internship, First Name, Last Name.”
USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.