Chapter Communications Intern

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Sierra Club

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Houston, TX, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Title: Chapter Communications Intern
Department: Lone Star Chapter
Location: Remote within Texas
Reports to: Chapter Political & Communications Director
Duration: 20 hours per week; Sept-Dec 2022

Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.

Scope: The Chapter Communications Intern will assist our communications team to develop timely, engaging content for our website, newsletter, and social media platforms that is relevant to many communities and stakeholder groups. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the nexus between energy/environment and social justice to work with state policy and issue experts and organizers on key issues facing Texas, while expanding their communications capacities. Interns would be expected to work approximately 20 hours per week remotely (as long as pandemic guidelines are in force).

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Track news and storylines, identify trends in how the media portrays our issues
  • Research, write, and post content for our website, newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Assist in power-mapping/power analysis in campaign teams
  • Develop, test, and refine messaging around specific issues, campaigns, and communities
  • Assist the communications team in engaging the public through social media, and creating/fostering an online community
  • Assist in the development/distribution of press releases and statements
  • Help identify and build upon new or emerging communication tools and platforms and help craft the Chapter’s presence across various digital spaces

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a group environment
  • Ability to think creatively and constructively
  • Knowledge or strong interest in environmental justice and energy policy
  • Demonstrated familiarity with social media and website engagement strategies
  • Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

  • Bilingual is a plus


The hourly rate for this position is $15/Hour.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented, temporary position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

To Apply

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.

Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.

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