Campus Organizing Fellow

Job Information

Description

The North Carolina Conservation Network is seeking candidates for campus organizing fellows in North Carolina. The fellowship is 5-8 hours per week of on campus organizing in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2023. This is a paid position that will include public outreach to students and the community regarding environmental issues such as forever chemical pollution (PFAS), as well as a non-partisan campaign to help students vote. 

Campus Organizing Fellows will receive first-hand experience in working for a statewide environmental nonprofit, develop leadership skills through outreach and engagement with their peers on campus, collaborate with other students across the state, and advocate for North Carolina’s communities and environment.  

Responsibilities

The Fellow’s responsibilities will involve: 

  • Raising awareness of important environmental issues in North Carolina through events, presentations, and tabling, 
  • Encouraging students and community members to act on issues by signing petitions, emailing legislators, or attending events, 
  • Recruiting new volunteers who are passionate about environmental and health issues, 
  • Identifying and collaborating with other leaders on campus,  
  • Working with allied groups and students to amplify non-partisan voter education campaigns, 
  • Educating students and the community about where/when/how to vote. 

Qualifications

Required: 

  • Must be a student at a university in North Carolina. Students must be enrolled through November of 2023 (not including summer break) and must be vaccinated for COVID-19 as there will be in-person interactions with the community. 

Ideal Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidates will have a major, minor, or strong interest in communications, political science, environmental studies, or public policy. 
  • Knowledge and comfort with public speaking and asking people to take action on environmental issues. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and engage volunteers. 
  • Interest in environmental advocacy, environmental justice, and public health issues–especially those impacting North Carolina. 
  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of your campus and the socio-political climate of North Carolina.

Salary/Benefits

Fellows will receive a stipend of $150 per week. 

Application Instructions

Location and deadline:

The fellowship will be done on the students’ campus or in the nearby communities and includes weekly video meetings with our staff. While applications are accepted on a rolling basis, it is recommended to apply by December 9th, 2022. Positions are open until filled. 

To apply:

Visit our online form to view and complete the application. NC Conservation Network is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

About Us

The NC Conservation Network is a statewide network of approximately 75 environmental, health, and environmental justice organizations. The NC Conservation Network directly advocates for equitable and sustainable solutions for our environment and public health.

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