The Quit Coal Activist Training Program is building a more powerful movement against coal by providing empowering trainings, ongoing support, and connecting local communities. Every year 24,000 people die prematurely because of pollution from coal-fired power plants. In 2011, we built this program to offer a novel way for Greenpeace to listen to, learn from, and work with communities who are working to shut down dirty coal plants.
In 2012, we led over 12 community-based trainings on strategy development and team dynamics. This year, we have already trained over 100 people in grassroots lobbying skills to make a difference at the state level, and have an exciting spring and summer calendar of trainings scheduled, both with Greenpeace field organizers and their volunteers, and with other organizations on the frontlines of the anti-coal movement. We are seeking an intern to become an important member of our team to assist with our program communication and outreach, as well as support the logistics and preparations for the individual trainings.
You will also take on an important part of our program outreach, talking to groups all over the country who work on coal to introduce them to our work. Depending on your skills or interest, this could look like helping put together newsletters and fliers, keeping up on our Facebook page, sending and tracking emails, and other creative engagement methods.
Whether it’s working with the project team to ensure smooth execution of logistical details, talking with potential trainers and attendees before the trainings, or compiling evaluations after the events, you’ll gain valuable experience in developing and hosting trainings, action camps, and movement-building events.
This is currently a part-time position, but we are open to “internship sharing” with other teams for candidates who need a full-time internship (i.e. for academic credit).
- Event-planning and logistical support (vendor research, reservations, liaising, etc.), including pre-and-post training communication with participant attendees
- Assisting with communication among event trainers and the recruitment/development of the participant-led workshops
- Supporting the promotion of our brand and program through sending emails to potential training partners, responding to written requests for information, pushing our program via online social networks, and tracking relationship-building with groups across the country
- Maintaining our Facebook page and attending to our website “request a training” function
- Assisting with program evaluation and analysis through regular compilation of participant surveys as well as other brief projects that help funders understand the impact of our program
- Comfort with basic spreadsheets (no special skill required, but you should not fear the grid)
- Comfort on the phone (mostly speaking with vendors/venue staff as needed)
- Experience with planning events desirable
- Experience with training, training events or action camps a plus (as a participant or otherwise!)
- Ability to manage multiple documents and keep information easily accessible and reportable
- Ability to work independently; comfortable asking for assistance or clarification as needed
- Interested in the climate/coal movement, movement-building, and solidarity work