Intern - Citizens' Climate Lobby


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


AddressMedford, NY 11763
citizens' Climate Lobby


POSITION TITLE: CCL Intern (Unpaid internship/volunteer opportunity)

POSITION PURPOSE: CCE/CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. CCL is a national non-partisan non-profit with educational programs and lobbying activities (designations of 501 (c-3) for CCE and 501 (c-4) for CCL). The purpose of this position is to support the expansion of the organization and to support our volunteers.

POSITION REPORTS TO: CCL Staff at Medford, NY office (Director of Marketing & Events)

SCHEDULE/TIME COMMITMENT: 12 hours per week for 6 months, generally on two weekdays between 9am-4pm. Exact schedule is determined and agreed upon by both parties after acceptance to program.


  • Learn CCL advocacy methodologies; participate in monthly conference calls

  • Data entry using Salesforce-CRM (Confidentiality agreement required)

  • Congressional research for biographies and meetings

  • Administrative support including email correspondence, and various clerical tasks

  • Learn how to make appointments with members of Congress and coach volunteers on this

  • Annual conference planning and support, including researching and selecting vendors, scheduling events, on-site support at events, and event debriefing

  • Research on energy policy, economics, congressional records, health effects of climate change

  • Assist with outreach follow up for prospective volunteer interest

  • Edit and improve existing training and outreach materials

  • Correspond with new volunteers to monitor progress and provide training support

  • Attend meetings, events, and conferences as directed

  • Write updates for marketing, social media, blogs, emails to volunteers, letters to the editor, etc.

  • Other tasks as requested


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs, Internet, email and Skype functions

  • Passion for environmental advocacy; interest in government and political science

  • Work collaboratively and meet deadlines

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with attention to details and timeliness

  • Phone skills to include upbeat tone and active listening abilities

  • Writing, proofreading and Internet research skills

TO APPLY SEND A COPY OF YOUR RESUME, A COVER LETTER, AND WRITING SAMPLE (can be from any class or other writing you have done, does not have to be specific for this internship) TO Alison@CITIZENSCLIMATE.ORG

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As a grassroots organization internships are unpaid. Internships at staff locations are supervised and trained by CCL/CCE staff. We do not provide Workers Compensation Insurance for interns or volunteers. Internship may have both remote/virtual responsibilities as well as outreach activities at various locations. We do not suggest relocating for this unpaid internship and we do not provide any housing or relocation assistance.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours/week

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