Internship Climate and Agriculture Finance Intern (Remote)
Who We Are: Friends of the Earth (FOE) is a national not for profit environmental organization that pushes for bold reforms to achieve a healthier and more just world. It’s an approach that has worked for five decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
What We Look For: Are you passionate about climate justice and creating a healthier and more just and sustainable food system? Are you able to support and participate in the campaign to help convince policy makers to shift public financing away from industrial agriculture? Can you assist in conducting grassroots and stakeholder outreach to support our federal and international policy work? Are you interested in gaining valuable research skills and experience in campaign development, online and traditional media communications, corporate and non-profit engagement and public outreach?
Does this sound like you? If so, then this is the intern position for you. This is a paid, part-time internship. Intern must be able to commit to 15-20 hrs/week; (specific hours in the range of 15-20 hours per week to be negotiated) at the rate of $15/hour. The length of the internship is 5-7 months.
Who You Are:
Supportive Collaborator: Participate and support activities of our global Divest Factory Farming coalition meetings. Provide support for meeting and event logistics such as petition deliveries, creation of powerpoints for webinars, meetings with policy makers, briefings, etc. Conduct research and compile relevant information on campaign targets and allies to support digital engagement campaigns. Attend coalition meetings and other relevant meetings on behalf of the campaign. Help mobilize Friends of the Earth members and campaign partners to participate in key campaign moments.
Detail Oriented: Create online and offline public outreach and engagement materials. Provide general support for digital organizing tactics including social media posts, public comments and blog posts. Track corporate targets in the media and disseminate information to campaign members. Read and summarize key issues to better understand and compile that information to support the campaign. Ensure follow up after partner and coalition meetings.
Effective Communicator: Identify engagement opportunities, maintain spreadsheets and conduct outreach to allied organizations (especially in the US, Latin America and Europe) and other stakeholders in support of our factory farm divestment policy initiatives. Work with a wide range of colleagues in environmental, social justice, international organizations and policy arenas and have the opportunity to become familiar with how these different entities work.
- Experience with outreach and/or participation in campaigns, grassroots organizing and environmental or political work
- A high school diploma or GED
- Understanding of the harms of industrial animal agriculture, agroecology and other more sustainable models of agriculture, the intersection between food and climate and the connection between food justice and racial justice
- Strong research, writing, and editing skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and basic Microsoft programs
- A highly motivated, quick learner who is able to take initiative and work independently
- All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. FoE does not sponsor any employment related visas
- A background in environmental issues, racial justice, international development and public policy
- Experience and familiarity with collecting, analyzing and summarizing reliable research
- Background in international policy work
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.