Intern for DCYEA! DCYEA is welcoming applications for our brand-new internship position. The intern will work to coordinate and develop DCYEA's political action work.
DCYEA seeks a self-motivated, independent, dynamic individual who is passionate about the environment and youth empowerment to join our team as a Political Action intern. This internship is unpaid, but DCYEA will work with you to earn credit with your school.
The DCYEA Political Action Corps is a program designed to empower DC-area youth in the political process. Aside from providing young people with the skills and resources needed to effectively organize successful political actions, campaigns, and lobbying events, the PAC manages a core group of young activists that will form a permanent political action team in DC, ensuring that the voices of young people are heard loud and clear by Congress, the DC City Council, local citizens, and other relevant figures and organizations.
The Political Action Intern will work with members of DCYEA and environmental groups located in DC to organize young people around environmental politics during the first-100 days of the Obama Administration and 111th Congress.
-Follow developments in national and DC environmental legislation and events
-Organize skills training/issue briefing programs for DCYEA members and the public
-Coordinate lobbying events & political actions with DCYEA members
-Build relationships between DCYEA and environmental groups in DC
-Strengthen existing DCYEA groups and expand DCYEA network
-Interest in politics, environment, energy, and event planning
-Strong writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills
-Independence in undertaking tasks and ability to multi-task
-Community organizing experience a plus
This internship is unpaid, but DCYEA will work with you to earn credit with your school.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter to Jeff Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!
Young people across the country played a major role on November 4th, helping to usher in a new era of change. To celebrate our victories and prepare for Power Shift 2009 when 15,000 young people will converge in DC, DCYEA will be hosting an Inaugural Ball on January 20th.
We need your help!
If you are interested in joining the planning committee for the Ball, let me know ASAP and we'll plug you in immediately.