The Clean Air Council of Southwestern PA is looking for interns! All interns will have the opportunity to learn about issues impacting western Pennsylvania’s environment; how to be a community organizer and build an advocacy base of operation; methods for recruiting and training volunteers; skills in developing relationships with a diverse populations; strategic planning; communications; partnering with other individuals and organizations; the ins and outs of non-profits; time management; how to find motivation and build power. The internships are non-paying positions and voluntary but interns will receive direct support and guidance in all aspects of community engagement.
Entering advocacy data into our database.
One on One meetings with new advocates.
Take a leadership role on a County Action Team.
Responsible for creating, managing and the development of specific projects.
Advancing social media skills of the SWPA office.
Planning and strategy development.
Teaching others the issues impacting pollution in SWPA.
Conduct briefings with advocates.
Research issues and organizations.
Attend Board of Health, Township and Borough Supervisors meetings.
Find venues for recruiting diverse advocates and making presentations, within
comfort zone and delivering presentations to groups on the environmental impact
Managing social media.
Taking charge of a specific project for the length of the inttership.
Skill Set Needed:
Passion for the environment.
Strong communication tools.
Eager to learn and enjoys working.
Organizing and diplomacy strengths.
Capable of handling multiple projects.
Good personal and phone presence.
Public speaking skills.
Knowledge or willingness to learn environmental issues well enough to address
them with individuals and groups.
Energized by community organizing and project advancement.