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Membership Outreach - Paid Internship

Instead of hoping our representatives will vote in favor of bills that benefit the community, we are stepping in and doing something about it! We as an environmental non-profit organization lobby and canvass for public health and environmental injustices. Join our team as a community organizer and help spread awareness to local communities. Learn about issues that you care about and how to effectively pass progressive legislation and engage with community members
What are the hours?
  • Monday-Friday, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Minimum 3 day commitment weekly
  • 12 week commitment minimum
About Us
Clean Water Action is an organization working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us. For 50 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.
Clean Water Action is dedicated to being an anti racist organization. We believe that those most affected by environmental degradation should have a voice at the table and solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for the most vulnerable among us.
In order to be an effective ally and partner in environmental justice work, we are working to create a culture that allows all people to thrive and grow within the organization. We know that a diverse staff will result in more varied, effective ideas and approaches to our campaign objectives, strategy, and tactics.
Candidates who possess a strong commitment to environmental, social, and political justice, a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor will be well suited for this role. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
About this Job
Clean Water Action focuses on campaigns to protect public health, protect our waterways and drinking water sources, reduce climate change, and promote environmental justice. Our current national campaigns are advocating for the For the People Act to protect democracy and to replace water lines made of lead across the country.
As part of our staff, you will organize communities around these vital issues. Responsibilities include building our membership through one-on-one communication, education, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and good record keeping.
We look for candidates who have strong oral and written communication skills, and who possess good attention to detail. Candidates should have an interest in environmental or social justice issues, non-profit work, or politics. Attend racial justice trainings and briefings and commit to developing cultural competency with co-workers and members. We provide extensive training on position responsibilities and on the issues we cover.
The hours for the work are from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Pay is 19/hr. performance standards required. Opportunity to bonus above the base pay, upwards of 22/hr.
Additional opportunities:
· Mentorships with our Oakland Office
· Diversity and Inclusion training
· Learning the legislative process
· Career growth within Clean Water Action
As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.