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12 May 2022

Internship POLICY AND OUTREACH INTERN

New Jersey LCV – Posted by jasonkrane Hamilton Township, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Overview:

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (New Jersey LCV Ed Fund) is seeking a motivated, energetic intern who is passionate about restoring and protecting the environment, and interested in learning about environmental policy, outreach, the legislative process, and environmental activism. The ideal intern is dedicated to environmental protection and policy and looking to meet and work with other environmentally minded people.

 

Mission Statement:

New Jersey LCV is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently research state-level policy relating to the environment, public health, and voting rights.
  • Help organize and prepare Policy team for necessary testimony, meetings, and press materials.
  • Conduct research on potential partner organizations
  • Identify and track legislation moving through Trenton, including committee hearings and vote records.
  • Prepare memos on topics and policies relevant to New Jersey politics that are digestible for public and/or staff.
  • Assist in our Flood Defense NJ coalition, a program helping municipalities establish local stormwater utilities. This will include attendance at several Flood Defense NJ Coalition events.
  • Developed outreach materials on relevant topics and present when needed.
  • Assist in event planning, outreach and coordination and strategic planning
  • Attend events, tabling, rallies as needed (according to current Covid Guidelines)
  • Independently represent organization at partner, coalition, and legislative hearings and meetings.
  • Write professional documents and emails.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently, accurately, and collaboratively.
  • Personable, dependable team player.
  • Commitment to environmental conservation, or interest in political work preferred.
  • Educational or professional background in public policy or environmental policy preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement
  • The candidate must have reliable transportation.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a paid, part-time internship and we are happy to work with interns for college credit. Interns will receive direct experience working within the conservation community at one of New Jersey’s leading conservation organizations. Interns will have the opportunity to network at various political and environmental events throughout the course of the internship. Letters of recommendation will be available upon request. Opportunities for full-time employment at New Jersey LCV Ed Fund do occasionally occur and interns are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

How to Apply: The candidate must have reliable transportation, a cell phone, and a computer for the position. Interns will work remotely, though they will be expected to be able to come to our office in Hamilton, New Jersey or attend events as needed. It is required that all employees upon hire either: (i) establish they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants; or (ii) obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation, the process for which is provided by the Human Resources Department.   Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and the emails and phone numbers of two references (may be character, academic, or professional) to Rebecca Hilbert at Rebecca.Hilbert@NJLCV.org.  When applying for this position, please put “Policy/Outreach Intern” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until positions are filled.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 29 days.

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