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Internships with Climate Justice Portland

Climate Justice Internships: Organizing and Research

The Climate Justice Portland is a broad-based network in Portland focusing
on addressing the root causes of climate change, and the intersection of the
environment and social justice. We are a relatively new formation of long
time activists, labor leaders, youth, community organizers, and

We are a work in progress, but please see our website to get an
understanding of what we
we believe in as
an organization.

Climate Justice Portland is currently has two internship positions available
- Organizing Intern and Research Intern.

*Organizing Intern: *
Work side-by-side with CJP leaders to organize events, coordinate meetings,
and recruit people to CJP.

This position will be 60% 'field' work, 40% office/administrative work
Duties include:
* working with a group to plan climate justice activities, such as film
showings, educational events, coalition solidarity actions
* coordinate CJP's twice monthly meetings and annual retreat: find space,
email and phone call reminders, develop agenda items, coordinate logistics
* outreach to the community about the mission and campaigns of CJP. This
will be at public events over the summer, one-on-one with potential leaders,
and in presentations to ally organizations
* adminstration: website updating, email listserv maintenance
* creative: develop outreach materials, posters, flyers, etc

You should have
* passion for climate justice
* experience organizing events, organizations, or activities
* good computer skills
* ability to communicate well with people one-on-one and in a presentation

Commitment: 10-15 hours per week, beginning of June - end of August
Unpaid, but university credit can be arranged.

Send resume and brief statement about your definition of Climate Justice to
[email protected]

*Research Intern:*
Work with CJP leaders on the Visioning Team gather, develop and analyze
information about environmental organizing in Portland, and, potentially,
the Climate Action Plan for Portland.

This is a social research position and not a science-based research
position. This position would be perfect for someone with a passion for
justice and a background in sociology, anthropology, statistics, or
economics. The internship is two part - Part 1 is the initial development
phase, collecting and assessing relatively simple information to lay the
ground work for Climate Justice Portland's future climate campaigns. Part 2
is a potentially more complex sort of research about Portland's Climate
Action Plan and it's affects on social justice in our communities.

* Ability to create databases that are functional, intuitive, and simple
* experience doing research, from social science research to the mundane
search and copy from the internet
* good communication skills
* passion for climate justice or social justice

Commitment: 10-15 hours per week, early June - end of August
Unpaid, but university credit can be arranged.

Send resume and brief description of your definition of Climate Justice to
[email protected]