Climate Campaign and Outreach Intern

Job Information

  • Location: Fayettville/Sandhills region preferred
  • Close Date: 01/25/2021
  • Hiring Organization: Audubon North Carolina
  • Contact Name: Kim Brand
  • Contact Email: kim.brand@audubon.org
  • Job Website

Description

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education, and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state, and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Audubon’s Climate Strategy has multiple paid internship opportunities with flexible locations around Fayetteville, for an individual interested in issue campaigns and clean energy. The intern will work directly with Audubon North Carolina’s campaigns team on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our 2021 Clean Energy Campaign. This internship is designed to provide the intern with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field of conservation and to make a contribution to Audubon’s climate work and campaign strategy.

Responsibilities

The intern will:

Contribute to the goals of the state campaign, focused on planning and executing field tactics.
Lead the execution of an array of field organizing tactics including petition collection, business sign-on letters, volunteer recruitment and management, and event planning and execution.
Support the campaign by helping with other tactics, which could involve anything from power mapping targets to writing scripts for volunteers.
At the end of the internship, the intern will:

Have gained valuable experiences from interacting with professional communicators, conservation leaders, and campaigners at Audubon, as well as with staff and volunteers.
Have developed a new set of community organizing skills and tangible achievements through hands-on work and responsibility.
Contributed meaningfully to the success of our campaigns.

Qualifications

Able to work between 20-40 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong work ethic with exceptional organizational skills and an eye for detail.
Experience in grassroots campaigns, particularly in clean energy or conservation, including collecting petitions and recruiting volunteers.
Adaptable and versatile; able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
A genuine interest in and familiarity with conservation, the mission of the National Audubon Society, and social and environmental justice.
Current student or recent graduate.
Speaking proficiency in Spanish or another language, other than English, is a plus.
Understanding of GIS or other mapping software is a plus.

Salary/Benefits

$15/hour

Application Instructions

Apply at https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4543/climate-campaign-and-outreach-intern/job. Submitting a cover letter is highly preferred.

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