New Hampshire Sierra Club, Concord, NH
The New Hampshire Sierra Club seeks interns for its 2% Solution Global Warming Campaign.
The oldest and largest non-profit grassroots environmental organization in the world (with some 750,000+ members), the Sierra Club was founded by John Muir in 1892. Since that time, the Sierra Club has actively promoted conservation by influencing public policy through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. The New Hampshire Sierra Club (http://nhglobalwarming.sierraclub.org) is currently working on a global warming public education campaign calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emission levels 2% per year over the next 40 years, for an 80% reduction by the year 2050—a level at which climate scientists agree we must arrive in order to avoid catastrophic environmental consequences. In addition, the Sierra Club, which has partnered with the United Steelworkers in a “Blue-Green Alliance,” is calling for the creation of 2 million new jobs in a clean energy economy, while insisting that trade policies reflect a commitment to worker’s rights and the environment.
The largest component of this campaign is a petition drive to collect 40,000 signatures from New Hampshire voters, a number that will surely send a strong message to policymakers that New Hampshire citizens want to see some immediate action taken on global warming. The 2% Solution Campaign Assistant(s) will represent the Club’s 2% Solutions global warming campaign in the Merrimack Valley Region, working with organizations, student groups, and local Sierra Club members to organize petition gathering events (primarily at community and political events) while developing local leaders. This position may also involve some light administrative work about the office.
This project calls for a motivated student who is interested in all aspects of on-the-ground community organizing and advocacy, including volunteer recruitment and management, public education, communications, and networking.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact David Morley, Conservation Organizer, at (603)224-8222 for more details.