SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIP
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 ten-year-old organization that works to protect the Black Hills from radioactive uranium mining, gold mining exploration, disposal of mining wastes into our underground water, and abandoned old uranium mines. We oppose all uranium-related activities and gold activities in the central Black Hills, and we educate the public, participate in legal cases, and take direct action to stop destructive mining.
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 organizing events, writing flyers and press releases, 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 will work with Clean Water Alliance to schedule work hours that meet the needs of both the Intern and the organization. The Intern is expected to work about 15 hours per week for 12 weeks, beginning on about May 11, 2020, and to provide monthly 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 politics
- More than one year of experience living in western South Dakota or eastern Wyoming
- Basic knowledge about some of the issues surrounding uranium and gold mining in the Black Hills region (bhcleanwateralliance.org).
To apply, submit a letter expressing your interest in the Internship, a resume, and three references to email@example.com no later than April 3. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Put “Internship” in the Subject line.