DO YOU LOVE THE BLACK HILLS? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEM?
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP WITH CLEAN WATER ALLIANCE
Clean Water Alliance is a seven-year-old organization that works to protect the Black Hills from radioactive uranium mining, disposal of mining wastes into our underground water, proposed gold exploration, and abandoned old uranium mines. We educate the public, participate in legal cases, and take direct action.
The person in this Internship will work with experienced organizers to develop new skills and increase existing skills. Activities will include developing strategy and tactics, doing organizing tasks, and completing research. Organizing tasks are likely to include maintaining social media, writing flyers and press releases, helping make presentations, fundraising, and setting up and participating in information tables, parades, and other events.
The Intern will be an independent contractor and must have a phone, a computer, internet service, and reliable transportation to be able to complete Internship activities. The Intern is expected to work 15 hours per week for 12 weeks, beginning by January 29, 2018, and to provide weekly written reports on their activities. Clean Water Alliance will pay a stipend of $1800 ($600 per month) and provide gas money from Rapid City to other work sites.
The successful Intern must have the following skills and interests:
- A strong interest in protecting the Black Hills
- Good communication skills, including both written and oral communication
- Basic research skills and the ability to determine the accuracy of information
- Ability to relate to a variety of types of people
- Good computer skills
- Ability to work well independently
The following would be helpful, but are not required:
- Two or more years of college with courses related to the Internship (this might include any of the sciences, any of the social sciences, leadership, public administration, and related fields)
- Some knowledge of and/or experience in politics
- More than one year of experience living in western South Dakota or eastern Wyoming
- Basic knowledge about some of the issues surrounding mining in the Black Hills region, such as treaty issues, environmental issues, geology/hydrology, public health, and the local economy.
To apply, submit a letter expressing your interest in the Internship, a resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 15, 2017. For more information, contact email@example.com – Put “Internship” in the Subject line.
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