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Clean Air Council of SW PA

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.
Duties:
 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
of pollution.
 Managing social media.
 Possible canvassing.
 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.
 Time management.
 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.

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PA Legislative Correspondents Assoc — Paid!

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.

 

Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html

Democracy Fund Internships — Paid!

The Democracy Fund, based in Washington D.C., is looking for internships for the Spring of 2018 in the following areas:

  • Elections Program
  • Public Square
  • Strategy, Impact, and Learning

The Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Spring 2018 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns.

The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

For more information, please see: http://www.democracyfund.org/page/jobs

Nine Mile Run Watershed Assoc. Internship

Communications Intern Summer 2017

Office of Frankie DiCarlantonio

Frankie DiCarlantonio a candidate for public office for a city-wide position in City of Steubenville, Ohio is looking for a student who would be able to work in a remote location for this internship and would work in forms of communications for the campaign including social media management, public position comments, media management, fundraising communication, and many other forms as well. About 75 percent of the job can be done at any time that is good for the candidate while the other 25 percent would have to be done during the business day. As long as the student has access to a computer, an internet connection, and a phone – he or she will be able to do the job.

The internship would be unpaid and would need 15 to 20 hours per week to complete.
Students are welcome to contact him with their application.

Frank DiCarlantonio III, CMP, MCMI
Mayoral Candidate, City of Steubenville
Director of Business Operations, Scaffidi Restaurant Group
frank@frankdicarlantonio.com
Mobile: 1-740-381-6053
Office: 1-740-314-5233 X200

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Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association — Paid Summer Internship

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association offers a summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.

The 10-week program for two interns consists of rotations at the following publications: The Allentown Morning Call, Capitolwire.com, LNP Media Group, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pennlive/Patriot-News.

Interns will assist reporters covering the state budget and report on committee hearings and other political and policy stories in a fast-paced news environment. Interns are expected to pitch their own ideas as well as take assignments on a variety of subjects. Depending on assignment, interns may be required to shoot videos and photos with their phones or other equipment. We are seeking candidates who can produce their own stories, whether writing quickly for the web on a breaking news event or turning around longer enterprise pieces.

Applicants should be college juniors or seniors or graduate students.

Start dates are flexible, but interns are expected to complete the full 10-week program, working five days a week except for July 4. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary.

Pay is $500 per week. Interns are expected to provide their own laptops and cell phones. (A small stipend will be provided to offset phone costs.)

Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in journalism covering politics and government, though former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats at news organizations around the country.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 summer internship is Feb. 15.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and six-to-eight published clips to internship coordinator Karen Langley @ klangley@post-gazette.com.

http://www.palegislativecorrespondents.org/internship/

Foster Love Project Internship

Andrew & Kelly Hughes were foster parents who took in 7 different foster children over a period of time. Two of those children ended up needing a forever home and they adopted them in 2015.

It was overwhelming for foster kids to arrive with almost nothing or a few items stuffed in a trash bag. So Kelly set out to change that reality for as many kids as she could. She put together a placement bag drive in November of 2014 with the goal of having 300 bags donated that would be filled with new pajamas, a blanket, stuffed animal, book, socks, soap & toothbrush/toothpaste. These were essentials that would make the transition a little easier for both foster kids on such as hard day as well as give some tangible help to foster families who often receive these children with only a few hours notice. Thankfully, Pittsburgh caught the vision of this project and over 1,300 filled bags were donated during the 5 week drive! 2015 brought a second drive in which 1,800 bags were donated and were able to be distributed to over 20 agencies in 10 counties in Western PA.

As the burden on their hearts and awareness of needs has continued to grow to help ease transitions during the very hard process of foster care, they have continued to move forward in further developing the Foster Love Project. It is now registered as a 501c3 nonprofit and the current goal is to open a full time resource center that will be available with free donations for kids in foster care. Come work with us and gain valuable experience while making a difference in the lives of some of the vulnerable in our community!

Our internship will involve helping with support in getting items to foster kids in need, helping secure and move to a full time facility, writing grants to receive funding, maintaining communication with foster agencies, and best of all, getting to interact with some awesome kids!

Please contact Kelly at pghmoms@live.com to apply or for more information about this position.

 

http://www.fosterloveproject.org/

https://www.facebook.com/fosterloveproject/