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Spring and Summer Internship 

Paid Internship with Flexible Hours

Position Description: 

  1. Are you extremely organized and enthusiastic about getting the details right?
  2. Are you passionate about climate justice issues?
  3. Do you like working in a diverse, inclusive and fast-paced environment?

Then you should apply to be an intern at USCAN!!

USCAN is a small and mighty organization doing compelling work!! This role is not only a great opportunity to learn more about what many different US organizations are doing collectively 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, listserv management, social media, and data entry. Agility and a flexible mindset are essential along with a positive can-do attitude, a curiosity to build a community with colleagues and an 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:

  • Coordinates and schedules conference calls, meetings, webinars, and events as needed and requested by all staff
  • Assists with logistics for virtual meetings and an in-person conference in June
  • Assist with data management
  • Helps with website updates, improvements, and maintenance
  • Willingness to learn and eventually be responsible for managing platforms to share information with members 
  • Finding and suggesting content for USCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts that advances USCAN’s mission, and highlights the work of network members.  

Desired Skills, Traits & Experience:

  • Strong desire to develop organizational skills with the willingness to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner. 
  • Passionate about/interested in addressing the climate crisis. 
  • Commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion..  
  • The willingness and ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation.
  • Willingness to show gratitude and encourage mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all.
  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest for the internship, along with a resume, and professional references via email to [email protected]  Subject Line: 'First Name Last Name, USCAN Internship’.  We are looking to fill the position by May 15, 2022 and we will be accepting applications 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 organizations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.USCAN offers an egalitarian workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued.


Arm in Arm Paid Internship Position 

Temporary Telework Opportunity

Background: Arm in Arm is an initiative to organize our communities to ignite a transformational era that ends the climate crisis by centering economic and racial justice. We rely on quality data management to track our membership and build out our base during this year of escalation, and will be leveraging voter data with targeted canvassing to recruit more people to Arm in Arm.

Position Description: The Arm in Arm intern position is a highly organized person with a unique combination of skills and traits to support and build connectivity and rapport with people in communities across the nation.

Reports to: Arm in Arm Operations Manager and Data and Canvassing Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works in partnership with the Data and Canvassing Manager and Digital Engagement Manager to implement VAN and social media data into phone bank, text bank, and canvassing activities
  • Works in partnership with the Data and Canvassing Manager to develop local in-person canvassing programs 
  • Works in partnership with the Data and Canvassing Manager to ensure that Arm in Arm canvassing, text, and phone banking actions are incorporated into program activities and effectively running for maximum participation.
  • Supports database management
  • Works with Operations and Finance Manager to support event logistics for in-person events, at and leading up to in-person events and meetings.  I.E. May General Assembly Convening, June Annual Meeting, etc. 

Desired Skills, Traits and Experiences:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the capacity to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner.
  • Must have experience using Google Drive, Excel, Zoom, Database Applications/Platforms, Whatsapp, and similar tools effectively. (Nation builder, canvassing and P2P a plus,  social scheduling apps such as CoSchedule, Socialbee or Sprout. Social platforms and metrics including social scheduling software and ad share.)
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.
  • Passionate about/interested in environmental issues.
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where change is a constant.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience supporting large events
  • The ability to coordinate engaging events, meetings, conferences, and teleconferences to add value to the members’ experience; 

Demonstrates traits including:

  • The ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation;
  • Showing gratitude and encouraging mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all;
  • Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and;
  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position and desired salary, along with a resume, and professional references via email to [email protected]  In the Subject Line, put your “First Name Last Name, Arm in Arm Intern.”  We will be accepting applications until April 21, 2022 or until the position is filled. No inquiries by phone, please.

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 organizations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

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