Volunteer Internship - Fall 2012 Location: Austin, TX Application Deadline: On going Starting Date: Immediately Ending Date: November 16, 2012 Position Type: Part-time, 3 - 15 hours a week, between 9am and 7pm. The National Wildlife Federation is leading a national non-partisan youth voter engagement campaign, Power Vote, to bring cleaner energy, clean air and clean water solutions to the forefront of the 2012 elections. Volunteer interns will engage college and university students in the Austin area to advance youth environmental leadership during the election season.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reach out to youth voters through a pledge campaign; Organize forums and other events on campuses around energy and environmental issues; Generate media and social media coverage.
Why volunteer with us?
You will have opportunities to work on some of the most pressing current national environmental challenges with the largest conservation non-profit in the country and a key leader within the environmental movement. Our organization and coalition partners work across the country providing you with opportunities to meet, work and build connections with a diverse group of people. As a volunteer you will also receive ongoing, personalized mentorship and the opportunity to develop organizing skills such as:
Strategic campaign planning; Relationship and community-building; Volunteer recruitment; Effective communication and messaging; Public speaking; Personal sustainability; Implementing key organizing tactics. The internships are unpaid but students can receive college credit for their work. Required Skills and Experience
Education: Currently enrolled in college or recent graduates Language Requirements: Fluent in English and/or Spanish Strong verbal and written communication skills
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to Praween Dayananda firstname.lastname@example.orgSubmitted by Praween Dayananda on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:31pm