Join our team as a summer Community Outreach and Campaign Intern. We seek three interns to support our Field Team during the summer, with volunteer engagement, assisting database management and campaign outreach efforts. These are part-time, hands-on, fast-paced internships that will involve critical thinking, office work, and will focus on voter education through innovative outreach & engagement opportunities. Interns are responsible for helping plan and coordinate volunteer phone banks, doorbell days, and outreach events. Internships are a great opportunity for someone invested in protecting and restoring Washington’s environment and excited to gain experience in community organizing, environmental advocacy, the political process, and building grassroots power.
Our interns gain valuable experience through weekly supervisor check–ins, on-the-job training, professional development opportunities, and a chance to build your network.
We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment. Youth, people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to apply a social and racial justice lens to all of our work.
Washington Environmental Council drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For almost 50 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment.
Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with allies in the community, we advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through our political work, we are strengthening laws that safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and our economic future.
Our office is in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with views of Elliott Bay, and we offer a paid internship stipend, a transit pass, professional development and networking opportunities, and the chance to make a difference in Washington state.
The Community Outreach and Campaign Internship will serve 15 hours per week from June 17 – August 17 (9 weeks), culminating in the Washington State primary election on Tuesday, August 6th. Schedule will vary weekly based on our field opportunities. Schedule is flexible, but interns should expect to work one evening per week and up to two weekend shifts per month. This internship can count as course credit if approved by your institution. A $530 stipend and transit pass will be provided.
- Recruit, train and mobilize activists to take action through voter outreach, such as phone-banking and canvassing
- Conduct civic engagement activities including Get Out the Vote and voter education
- Represent WEC and WCV at outreach and campaign events, including Orca Awareness Month, Youth Climate events, and grassroots community meetings
- Coordinate volunteer opportunities and outreach events with targeted audiences
- Engage volunteers from existing member lists and implement innovative outreach techniques to grow our activist base
- Maintain and organize data in various databases including Salesforce and the Voter Activation Network
- Other tasks to support our field activities,issue advocacy campaigns and coalitions
Candidates should have:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone and in person
- Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
- Comfort with Microsoft office applications, web searches, email and computers
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
- Enjoys talking on the phone, can shrug off cold responses easily while maintaining a professional and considerate demeanor
- Positive attitude and has fun while working efficiently
- Discretion and integrity to work with and maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information
- A passion for civic engagement, voting rights, politics, or social change
- Bilingual abilities
- Knowledge of Washington state environmental policy and politics
- Experience in a multiracial setting
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume and your typical availability here: http://bit.ly/wecwcvintern We will be accepting applications on an on-going basis but will start scheduling interviews after May 8th and may close the application without notice after May 15th.
WEC and WCV are an equal opportunity employer committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WEC and WCV do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.