Network Systems Internship
Paid Internship with Flexible Hours
About US Climate Action Network (USCAN):
USCAN’s mission is to build trust and alignments among its members to fight climate change in a just and equitable way.
- Are you extremely organized and enthusiastic about getting the details right?
- Are you passionate about climate change issues?
- Do you like working in a diverse, fast-paced environment?
Then you should apply to be an intern at USCAN!!
USCAN is a small and mighty organization doing many things. This role is not only a great opportunity to learn more about what many US organizations are doing to address the climate crisis, it is essential to meeting our network goals. A typical day involves assisting with scheduling meetings, office administration, meeting/event logistics, drafting correspondence to members, note taking, website updates, list serve management, social media, and data entry. Agility and a flexible mindset are essential along with a positive can-do attitude and a ability for seeing issues and a love for fixing them. In sum: this role supports the USCAN team, to help keep everyone on time, organized, and less stressed.
Duties and responsibilities of this position include, and are not limited to the following:
- Reports to the Network Systems Senior Coordinator, and Network Systems Director.
- Coordinates and schedules conference calls, meetings, webinars, and events as needed and requested by all staff.
- Assists with logistics for in-person meetings
- Assists with volunteer coordination at the Annual Meeting in June.
- Helps with website updates, improvements, and maintenance
- Responsible for ordering and organizing office supplies. Seeing, and anticipating supply needs and making sure they are stored neatly.
- Willingness to learn and eventually be responsible for setting up Google list serves and Google Drive folders for Action Teams and ensuring all members have access.
- Finding and suggesting content for USCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts that advances USCAN’s mission, and highlights the work of network members.
- Applicants MUST be available to attend USCAN’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN from June 17 - 21st. Travel, lodging and per-diem will be provided by USCAN. No inquiries by phone, please.
Desired Skills, Traits & Experience:
- Excellent organizational skills with the willingness to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner.
- Deriving satisfaction from getting the “trains to run on time”.
- Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.
- Passionate about/interested in addressing the climate crisis.
- Commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
USCAN offers an egalitarian workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued.
How to apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the internship, along with a resume, and professional references via email to email@example.com Subject Line: 'First Name Last Name, USCAN Network Systems Internship’. We are looking to fill the position by May 1, 2019, and we will be accepting applications until April 1, 2019 or until the position is filled.
US Climate Action Network 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. USCAN will do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.