Become an Environment North Carolina fellow
If you're looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for North Carolina’s environment, apply to be an Environment North Carolina fellow today. Specifically, we’re looking for a Clean Energy Associate to start in August 2013.
Work to bring more clean energy to North Carolina
North Carolina is too dependent on dirty energy sources like coal and natural gas. In fact, the General Assembly recently removed a state prohibition on a dangerous form of drilling called fracking. It doesn’t have to be that way. North Carolina has the potential to be a national leader when it comes to clean energy. With the most offshore wind potential of any Atlantic state, and sunny days throughout the year, we could power the entire state with clean, renewable sources.
Environment North Carolina’s Clean Energy Associate will build and mobilize the public support it’ll take to build a clean energy future for North Carolina.
Environment North Carolina’s Clean Energy Associate will bring together North Carolinians from all walks of life, continue our citizen outreach efforts to knock on doors across the state in an effort to educate North Carolinians about what’s at stake, and mobilize supporters to call or e-mail their legislators, sign petitions, spread the word to their friends and family and speak out at official hearings.
Environment North Carolina
Environment North Carolina works to advance the environmental vision and values North Carolinians share—whether it’s our dependence on oil, wilderness and wildlife protection, or clean water. Drawing on a strong track record of success, and the support of thousands of citizen members, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries like the oil industry and ultimately sweep past them.
The results of our work include protecting the Outer Banks from drilling, new tax credits for companies that manufacture clean energy equipment like solar panels and a program that lowers the cost of investing in clean energy.
But let’s not kid ourselves: There’s so much more to do. Our environment faces multiple challenges and opportunities, nowhere more so than in North Carolina.
Environment North Carolina’s Fellowship Program
Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. Yet so many recent college graduates aren’t sure where to start.
Each year, we hire recent college graduates who - like you - have the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values.
Our Fellowship Program is a two-year immersion in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of organization-building necessary for the long haul.
Since Environment North Carolina is also part of Environment America, a national federation of state-based groups, as a fellow you also have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our national staff and staff from other states; take part in national campaigns and national trainings; and travel to Washington, D.C., for a national lobby day.
Learn by doing
Working with Environment North Carolina Field Director Dave Rogers and other senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.
Gain the experience you need to lead
After two years, you’ll have undergone a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, and taken on more responsibility than you thought possible. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to take on a greater leadership role with Environment North Carolina, another state affiliate, or Environment America. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.
We’re seeking candidates who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, academic excellence, leadership experience, creativity, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership or activist experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups.
We’re not just hiring in North Carolina. Environment America is accepting applications for fellowship positions with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. You can apply through Environment America or directly with one of our state affiliates. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple positions in multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year.
Salary and benefits
As an Environment North Carolina fellow, you’ll earn $24,000 in your first year and $25,500 in your second year. You’re eligible to opt into our group health plan at no additional cost. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’re eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year.
To learn more and apply
Complete your application online, here: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/apply-be-environment-america-fellow
Questions? E-mail: email@example.com
Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment North Carolina intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.
APPLY NOW: www.environmentnorthcarolina.org/jobs