350PDX Communications and Outreach Intern

350PDX interacts with over 7,000 people on a weekly basis through online and in person communication and outreach. The goals of the Communications and Outreach efforts are to increase the visibility of 350PDX, its campaigns, and the volunteer opportunities members of the public have to get involved in fighting climate change.

In addition to our campaign work, we currently have a Communications and Outreach Team that develops materials and provides media coverage of events. We also have 6 neighborhood organizing teams (N, NW, NE, SW, SE Portland, and Hillsboro) that meet monthly in their respective neighborhoods to advance the work of the organization. The Intern will work with these teams to implement plans and outreach efforts during and beyond the duration of the internship.

The Communications and Outreach Intern (Intern) will work closely with the Community Organizer (Supervisor). The Intern will support the Communications and Outreach efforts, and occasionally support the Supervisor in other work.

This is a position of 20 hrs per week. The position starts June 5th, 2017 and ends August 18th, 2017, with some flexibility. At least half of each week will be spent at the 350PDX office. Changes to this plan are to be agreed upon in advance between the Intern and the supervisor. The Intern is expected to attend a weekly check-in and a bi-weekly Communications Team meeting (Thurs 5:30-7:30p).

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Put together outreach plan with the Community Organizer
  • Record and promote the media protocols for Communications and Outreach
  • Develop relationships and support the Neighborhood Team Leaders
  • Materials for outreach (flyers, posters, general 350PDX)
  • Organize and recruit volunteers for outreach events
  • Regular maintenance of the tabling and outreach materials in the office
  • Assist with data entry from outreach efforts
  • Attend Communications and Outreach team meetings as schedule allows (Thurs pm)
  • Assisting with skill trainings for volunteers
  • Additional projects as needed

Skills You May Learn or Develop:

  • Leadership skills
  • Public speaking
  • Goal setting
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Public Outreach

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Spanish language fluency
  • Desire for systemic change
  • Prior experience with grassroots and/or student organizing
  • Graphic Design skills
  • Experience with database systems
  • Experience with outreach (canvassing, tabling, phone-banking)

Apply via our 350PDX Intern Application Form