Fall 2018: Political Intern

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Utah Chapter, Sierra Club

  • 4 people are interested

Contact: Carly Ferro, Associate Organizing Representative
(801) 467-9294 ext. 100
Website: http://utah.sierraclub.org/

Mission:Explore, Enjoy, Protect. The Sierra Club is a volunteer-led environmental organization that focuses on protecting our wild places, confronting climate change, and getting people outside to enjoy the outdoors.

Overview: The political Intern will work with the Chapter Director and Political Committee Chair. They will work to track state political bills, organize volunteer engagement in the political process, and help develop strategies and talking points on issues for the next legislative session. T he political Intern will learn and utilize basic community organizing techniques, including; public speaking, program research, analytical writing, holding effective meetings, advocacy, and media outreach. Other tasks, and research, to be completed as assigned.

Time Commitment: 3 credit hours (9 hours per week for 15 weeks)


  • Develop a work plan and outreach calendar with the Chapter Director and Political Chair to plan events, and legislative and campaign strategies from September to December
  • Research campaign areas and issues including; air and water quality, public lands, energy efficiency, renewable energy incentives, and transportation.
  • Assist the Chapter Director and Political Chair with creation of outreach materials, including; emails, online actions, petitions, resolutions, and fact sheets.
  • Organize events and outreach opportunities to educate and recruit new members and volunteers.
  • Build & Maintain current volunteer teams. Work with the Political Committee to build new capacity, as needed, and assist in the recruitment and engagement of volunteers for events.
  • Track & Analyze political metrics. Use data to determine political and political goals to inform future recruitment initiatives.


  • Passion for the Sierra Club’s mission and dedication to helping the organization grow
  • Ability to commit to at least 10 hours per week, including some nights or weekends. Mandatory attendance at all Political Committee Meetings, twice per month on Monday at 6:00 PM.
  • Self-disciplined, determined problem solver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with environmental policy or community organizing a plus
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive (Adobe Creative Suite a plus)
  • Ability to engage and interact with many types of people in various settings

Application: Submit (1) resume, (2) a detailed cover letter, and (3) two references to Carly Ferro (Carly.Ferro@sierraclub.org) with the subject "Intern Application" no later than August 30th for consideration for the Fall 2018 Communications and Marketing Internship.

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Advocacy & Human Rights Environment Politics


Mon Oct 01, 2018 - Thu Dec 20, 2018


423 W 800 S Ate A103Salt Lake City, UT 84101



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