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Sierra Club Job Openings in Michigan

Current positions with the Sierra Club in Michigan are listed below.  Please follow directions for submission of resume, letters of interest or questions.
 

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Political Internship

Now Hiring Political Interns Click here for details and instructions to apply

 

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Communications Internship

Dates of Internship: Negotiable between April and September 2014
Hours: 10 hours per week for 12 weeks; flexible and can be worked around your school schedule. Location: Work from home as well as option of working in Lansing office

What is the Sierra Club?
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors.  Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to: (1) Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Internship Responsibilities
You will be directly assisting Sierra Club Michigan Chapter staff in protecting the environment and our water resources by helping us with communication strategies including social media and video projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate sustainable agriculture video testimonial project:
    • Help develop at least two consumer and two farmer videos to launch the project--identify consumers/farmers willing to testify for sustainable agriculture on camera, develop script/talking points and record videos
    • Identify places such as farmers markets to get consumer and farmer video testimonials throughout summer; Recruit volunteers and set schedule to record videos at identified locations
    • Help promote project on social media
  • Assist Chapter communications committee with projects as needed
  • Other duties available such as data entry, research and event tabling upon occasion

Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have experience with course work or a major in environmental communications or policy and proficiency in Microsoft Office video and social media, and good writing and research skills as well as a knowledge or interest in environmental issues and factory farm issues in particular, and applications. Ability to work independently. Strongly self-motivated.

Compensation: Internship comes with a stipend.

Contact: Gail Philbin, gail.philbin@sierraclub.org , 312-493-2384

Oakland County Beyond Coal campaign organizer

The Sierra Club’s innovative Beyond Coal campaign (www.beyondcoal.org) is a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal's contribution to global warming no later than 2030 and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by wind, solar, and geothermal.

The Sierra Club is looking for a top-notch Associate Organizing Representative in Oakland County, Michigan. Help continue Michigan's transition beyond coal to clean energy by recruiting and engaging volunteers, working with media and cultivating grassroots networks in Oakland County.

Interested candidates should have more than 1 year experience in grassroots organizing, strategy development, coalition building and media relations in environmental, social justice, political campaigns or related efforts. For all the details, and to apply, click here.

     
     

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