Jobs and Internships

Campaign and Outreach Organizer Summer Intern 2022

Deadline: March 27, 2022

Social Media/Communication Intern (Spring-Summer 2022)

Deadline: April 10, 2022


Campaign and Outreach Organizer Summer Intern 2022

The Campaign and Outreach Organizer Summer Intern will add capacity to the Advocacy Director and the Boston Climate Action Network by assisting with campaign managing, legislative, and organizing work. Responsibilities include organizing volunteers, campaign strategizing, and working with the volunteer-based Public Education Committee to do outreach to community members and give presentations to groups like neighborhood associations. The goal of this position is to expand the reach and influence of our campaign through education and garnering support through activism, in the context of furthering climate justice across the city of Boston. 

Responsibilities

  • Regular/weekly:
    • Organizing petitions, letters, and other materials for our Boston-based climate justice campaign initiatives
    • Gathering campaign petition signatures and supporting teams of volunteer petition-gatherers and event tablers
    • Leading phone banks
    • Working with the Public Education Committee to give presentations to Boston community organizations and other groups
    • Attending coalition meetings and report back during Action Team Meetings
    • Research and reading, attending webinars, distilling policy documents, and other information-gathering and -distilling to communicate to the Advocacy Director and other team members
    • Assisting with data entry and analysis, as needed.
  • Assist the Advocacy Director and Communications Intern:
    • Helping with communications efforts like Action Network forms/petitions/letter writing
    • Strategizing about additional communications we should be doing 
    • Being a BCAN presence at events and festivals through tabling and other activities. 

Additional responsibilities as needed.

Who You are

  • Collaborator, leader, excited about taking initiative 
  • Comfortable public speaking, working in a group environment, and a strong team player  
  • Experienced and very passionate about climate and environmental justice, and/or pursuing a degree in environmental justice, studies, policy, or related field
  • Experienced in and enthusiastic about community organizing, relationship building, and centering justice across all aspects of your work
  • Preferred but not required: 
    • Boston residency, experience attending Boston Public Schools, and/or lived experience in Environmental Justice communities

Time Requirements 

  • Option for full time or part time, between 20 and 35 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule with frequent weekend and evening hours required
  • Work will likely be a mix of in-person and remote; there is no office so candidate must be comfortable working remotely, with responsibilities like canvassing, event-planning and -executing, and attending meetings in person 

Compensation:

$18/hr

May – Aug., 12 weeks total, somewhat flexible 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing why you want this position in PDF form to sophie@bostoncan.org and bostonclimateaction@gmail.com before March 27, 2022. Please have “Summer Intern 2022 Application” in the subject line. Thank you!


The Boston Climate Action Network is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key and valued component of our work to promote a welcoming, equitable, accessible, and inclusive environment, and to further the goals of a justice-centered climate movement and a just transition to a healthy and equitable future.


Social Media/Communications Intern (Spring 2022)

The Social Media/Communications Intern position will add capacity to the Advocacy Director and the Boston Climate Action Network by handling our social media and other communications efforts. Responsibilities include social media management and strategizing, and overseeing the work of social media volunteers. The goal of this position is to bolster our new campaign and communicate local climate justice and environmental justice efforts in the community by broadening awareness and garnering support through posts, ads, and other written and visual materials.

Responsibilities

  • Helping plan and produce regular posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Delegate graphic and caption assistance to volunteers as needed.
  • Leading or co-leading meetings of volunteers, and helping coordinate the remote work of volunteers.
  • Formatting and sending Newsletters, Action Alerts, and other forms and letters as needed.
  • Developing plans for Facebook ad campaigns, including budget proposals for Advocacy Director and sometimes Board consideration. As needed, create content and manage ad campaigns.
  • Tracking and reporting on social media accounts of key allies, as assigned by the Advocacy Director.
  • Analyzing Facebook and other systems’ ads metrics/testing, with frequent reporting on effectiveness.
  • Tracking and charting subscribers to our social media, blog, and email lists.
  • Assisting with longer term social media, communications, and campaign strategy.
  • Assisting with data entry and analysis, as needed.

Additional responsibilities as needed.

Who You Are

  • Experienced with Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, and perhaps other social media tools and features. Past work or volunteer experience running social media accounts for a company/organization preferred.
  • Strongly passionate for social issue advocacy, environmental justice, climate justice, and grassroots organizing, with prefered lived experience in frontline/Environmental Justice communities
  • Competent in Canva or other graphic-making software. Or, enthusiastic to be trained (for the right candidate)
  • Have strong written & communication skills, strong interpersonal and team-work skills
  • Able to manage and delegate tasks in a team

Time Requirements

  • 4 month minimum commitment, Spring through summer, with potential opportunity to stay into the fall 
  • Up to 10 hr/week
  • Some meetings with volunteers may need to occur outside regular business hours
  • Work will likely be mainly remote, but there may be some in-person expectations at events or meetings

Compensation:

$19/hour

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter addressing why you want this internship, and some examples of your graphic or social media work, in PDF form to sophie@bostoncan.org and bostonclimateaction@gmail.com before April 10. Please have “Communication Intern Application” in the subject line. Thank you!


The Boston Climate Action Network is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key and valued component of our work to promote a welcoming, equitable, accessible, and inclusive environment, and to further the goals of a justice-centered climate movement and a just transition to a healthy and equitable future.