The Community & Campaign Organizing Intern (intern) will assist the Volunteer & Communications Coordinator (supervisor) with all aspects of their work, including campaign, community organizing, and office work.
350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. In our short three-year history, we’ve grown to a core group of 250 activists working in coordinated teams, including 5 Campaign Teams, to build a statewide movement for climate action at local and state levels. We’re growing our collective power and have seen an incredible surge in momentum for bold climate action in Portland and Oregon.
The Community and Campaign Organizing Intern will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to support grassroots organizing for 350PDX Core Campaigns & Programs — Fossil Fuel Resistance, Just Transition to 100% Renewable Energy, and Divest/Reinvest — and assist with other organizing roles as needed including research, event planning, and engaging with key stakeholders. Read more about 350PDX Core Campaigns online.
There’s one option for this internship, requiring a commitment of 100 total hours
8-12 hours per week, October 1st through mid – December (dates are somewhat flexible)
The intern is expected to work at the 350PDX office during regular work hours and occasionally attend weeknight and weekend campaign meetings or events. Changes to this plan are to be agreed upon in advance between the intern and the supervisor.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assisting with skill trainings for volunteers
Assisting in the development and distribution of educational materials
Planning rallies, marches, film screenings, and other events
Phoning membership to recruit and manage volunteers
Attending meetings with coalition partners
Conducting online research
Data entry and managing NationBuilder database
Additional projects as needed
Skills You May Learn or Develop:
Commitment and passion for climate justice
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to work well independently and in a flexible environment
Must be computer savvy and comfortable on the phone
Commitment to nonviolence as a means of affecting change
Spanish language fluency
Desire for systemic change
Prior experience with grassroots and/or student organizing