Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern

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Website LCVoters League of Conservation Voters

Our Earth is Worth Fighting For

Title: Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern

Department: Executive Office

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Senior Director of Climate Strategy

Location: Flexible

Duration: 12 Weeks – May-August 2021 (start and end dates flexible)

Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $15.00 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

This internship will focus on helping LCV’s national climate campaign succeed in its mission of passing climate policies through Congress that center clean energy jobs and environmental justice. The intern will gain first-hand experience in leveraging all of the tools in the advocacy toolkit—from lobbying to communications to grassroots organizing—to achieve big policy wins. The policy agenda we will work to fulfill aligns with the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better agenda, which emphasizes scaling renewable energy, electrifying our buildings and transportation infrastructure, and dramatically cutting fossil fuel use.

LCV is seeking a Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern who will support the Senior Director for Climate Strategy in running and supporting issue campaign work to (1) secure the passage and implementation of a progressive climate, jobs, and justice policy agenda at the federal level, and to (2) ensure that federal resources spur massive clean energy infrastructure growth at the state and local level. A special project could include researching how state-level clean energy and clean transportation infrastructure needs (e.g. financial resources to electrify buildings and buses in the K-12 school sector) could be met with federal climate investments. Another area of focus might involve working, in tandem with the Senior Director for Climate Strategy, to ensure that the various LCV climate capacities—organizing, communications, and lobbying—are working together synergistically to maximize impact.

The Climate Policy and Campaigns intern will join a cohort of LCV interns. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV’s senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

●        Understanding how a large environmental organization leverages influence within the halls of government and at the grassroots level within states and communities to advance bold climate solutions.

●        Supporting advocacy work to advance legislation and Administrative policies that will result in hundreds of thousands of high-quality clean energy jobs, and expand climate justice.

●        Gaining experience in understanding how a multifaceted environmental non-profit–with multiple capacities including lobbying, grassroots organizing and communications–leverages these assets to make substantive societal change.

●        Researching opportunities to expand racial, social and economic justice in climate policies at the state and national level.

●        Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

●        Work Experience: 6 months administrative support work, including internship experience preferred. Interest in clean energy and climate solutions, such as renewable energy, vehicle and building electrification and climate resilience strategies is essential. Familiarity with the climate or environmental movement is a plus.

●        Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.

●        Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.

●        Conditions: The location of this position is flexible. Please note that all LCV staff and interns are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Climate Policy and Campaigns Intern” in the subject line no later than March 14, 2021. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@lcv.org