Summer 2018 Internship

DO YOU LOVE THE BLACK HILLS? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEM?

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Photo by Carla R. Marshall

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP WITH CLEAN WATER ALLIANCE

Clean Water Alliance is a nine-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 near Pe’ Sla and Rochford, and we educate the public, participate in legal cases, and take direct action to stop destructive mining.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 30TH.

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.

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Trout fishermen at Rapid Creek. We need to protect the water so trout fishing can continued to be enjoyed. Photo by Carla R. Marshall

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 15 hours per week for 12 weeks, beginning by May 31, 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 uranium and gold 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 nobhuranium@gmail.com no later than April 30. For more information, contact nobhuranium@gmail.com Put “Internship” in the Subject line.

Facebook: Black Hills Clean Water Alliance

Website: bhcleanwateralliance.org

Internship Ad – Summer 2018 PDF