Grassroots Organizing Internship

Page - June 17, 2010
Charlotte, Raleigh, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, or Tampa.

Greenpeace's Grassroots Department is dedicated to empowering activists, developing leaders, and mobilizing people around the country to create change for a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace Field Organizers are based in several cities across the country, working with volunteers, building organizational power, securing relationships with influential allies, generating media coverage, and mobilizing grassroots support in their region.

The Grassrooots Organizing intern will assist the Field Organizer with all aspects of their work.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Phoning membership to recruit and manage volunteers
  • Conducting online research
  • Assisting in the development and distribution of educational materials
  • Assisting with skill trainings for volunteers
  • Assisting with planning press events
  • Attending meetings with local politicians
  • Assisting with planning rallies, marches, film screenings, and other events
  • Collecting petition signatures
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Data entry
  • Additional projects as needed

Skills You May Learn or Develop:

  • Leadership skills
  • Public speaking
  • Goal setting
  • Event planning
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Facilitating Meetings
  • Public Outreach
  • Petitioning

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong online research skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable on the phone
  • Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change
  • Commitment to protecting the planet and building a green and peaceful future

Apply for Fall 2014