Jul 29, 2015

Sierra Club Seeking Communication Internship Applicants

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Communications Internship

What is the Sierra Club?
The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 2.4 million of your friends and neighbors.  Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to: (1) Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Internship Responsibilities
In this internship, you will directly assist the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter staff in communicating to our members, the public and the media with a focus on environmental advocacy. Potential responsibilities include helping plan the Sierra Club’s online newsletter, tracking media hits, maintaining media email contact lists, writing articles about environmental topics, managing social media accounts, preparing social media reports for the chapter’s Executive Committee, website support, drafting press releases, helping create educational presentations, organizing events, assisting with public outreach, working with Sierra Club volunteers to carry out environmental campaign priorities, research, data entry and office work as needed.

The ideal applicant will have good writing and research skills, a knowledge or interest in environmental issues,
a knowledge or interest in communication and social media, and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Google Documents.  They will be able to take direction on projects and work independently.

Internship positions are available for spring (January-May), summer (May-August), and fall (August-December) semesters, and can be shortened or extended as needed. This internship is unpaid, but can earn you class credit. The internship is housed in our Lansing office, located at 109 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 48906. Internships can be arranged for between 15 to 25 hours per week, with flexible scheduling, primarily during business hours (9am-6pm).

To apply, send resume to mike.berkowitz@sierraclub.org and anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org, with a brief (one-two paragraphs) statement describing your interest in this internship.

Mike Berkowitz
Legislative & Political Director
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

109 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

Office: (517) 484-2372 Ext. 13 

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