Chispa Nevada Community Organizing Intern

Website LCVoters League of Conservation Voters

Our Earth is Worth Fighting For

Title: Chispa Nevada Community Organizing Intern

Department: Community and Civic Engagement

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Chispa Nevada Organizing Director

Location: Las Vegas, NV

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.

LCV launched Chispa in 2014, a grassroots community organizing program to ensure the voice and power of Latinx communities influence the environmental policies and decisions that impact our health and environment. Currently, Chispa has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, and Nevada. Through our programs in five states, our members have taken leadership in the fights to keep rooftop solar affordable and accessible and convert dirty diesel school buses to clean electric fleets, developed Latino and other people of color policymakers as champions on environmental issues, demonstrated to Spanish-language media that the environment is a priority issue for Latinx families, and built strong relationships with social justice and environmental groups alike.

LCV is seeking a Community Organizing Intern to join the Las Vegas-based Chispa Nevada team. The Community Organizing Intern will gain exposure to the work of a community organizer and work collaboratively with an organizing team, under the direction of the Chispa NV Organizing Director.  The internship will include engaging with and building leadership among communities of color in Las Vegas, encouraging volunteers to take action in the fight against pollution and climate change and to promote clean air, clean water, and clean energy, including our Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign. Special projects include organizing around the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign. The Community Organizing 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:

●        Identifying and creating opportunities for building engagement and leadership of volunteers and supporting their growth and development.

●        Developing relationships and partnerships with community organizations and leaders, particularly among communities of color.

●        Assisting with training for volunteers that develop their skills, analysis, and commitment.

●        Understanding the issues, priorities and obstacles that communities of color face in the environmental movement.

●        Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

●        Work Experience: 6 months in community organizing or issue based advocacy experience, including internship experience preferred.

●        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: This position is based in Las Vegas, NV. 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 “Chispa NV Community Organizing Intern” in the subject line no later than March 21, 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