Apply to be a Climate Justice Fellow with PLAN

Location: Reno, NV

Dates: 10 weeks at 12 – 15 hours per week beginning in mid-January 2017

Application Deadline: November 16, 2016

Position: PLAN’s Environmental Justice program aims to transform how Nevada produces and distributes energy by centering is on the realities of communities impacted by mining and energy/climate policy. This means engaging at both the grassroots and legislative level to ensure a democratic and wholistic approach to dealing with the challenges of warming planet. We seek to compel action by centering the climate crises within an intersectional analysis which takes into account class, race, and gender. Join us for a 10 week fellowship and make a major impact in Nevada and the country!

This is a 10 week-long position at 12 -15 hours per week. Fellow will begin work in mid-January 2017 and will be compensated at $15 per hour.

Responsibilities: Our winter fellow will help support our state climate justice work in collaboration with the People’s Action (PA). Fellows will work with PLAN staff to:

  • Support writing and launch of PLAN’s environmental justice report and other publications and materials for our website and blog.
  • Engage in base building and organizing efforts to promote full implementation of the Clean Power Plan, as well as PLAN’s legislative priorities including government regulations that protect our public resources and policies that promote reinvestment in green, democratically controlled energy production.
  • Attend and lead energy and climate meetings and trainings.
  • Plan events and actions in to increase community participation in the 2017 Legislative session, specifically a public forum in January and two legislative days of action.

Qualifications: We’re looking for someone passionate about climate justice with how it relates to economic, racial and environmental justice. A successful candidate will have strong interest and possibly experience in leadership development and organizing. They will be a self-starter but also enjoy working in a collaborative, fluid team environment. Our Climate Justice Fellow will work out of our Reno, Nevada office and must be able to define set work days and hours.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Willingness to take risks and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience with Dropbox and Google Applications

 

How to Apply: Submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter to emoore@planevada.org with “Climate Fellowship” in the subject line by November 16th. Women, Indigenous, and People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

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