Internships

 Guidelines and Projects

 2010-2011

 

  • Global Justice Ecology Project requires a commitment of at least 20 hours per week, 10 of which need to be spent in the Hinesburg office.
  • Applicant must have an earnest interest in taking action to address the root causes of social injustice, economic domination and environmental destruction in a radical and progressive environment.
  • All internships are unpaid.

Benefits:

Global Justice Ecology Project explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination with the aim of building bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts.  Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples' rights, protection of native forests and climate justice.  We use the issue of climate change to demonstrate these interconnections.

By doing an internship with GJEP you will learn and work alongside a team of activists that have a radical – get to the roots of the problem analysis. GJEP has a wealth of experience in the climate justice movement and are part of an intricate network of journalists, reporters, media outlets, and like-minded organizations working on related issues in the environmental and social justice movement.

You will be offered guidance, support and feedback on your work and will have the opportunity to share your own thoughts and insights with us to further our cause. 

The internship can be coordinated with the school’s practicum or internship programs to receive school credit.

The completion of an internship does not guarantee the intern a position as a paid staff person.

 

Media and Campaigns Internship Description

Responsibilities may include:

 

  • Researching topics for GJEP’s hard-hitting campaigns, specifically the Stop Genetically Engineered Trees Campaign and our Climate Connections program, to compile relevant, up to date information and create a series of short reports and/or factsheets
  • Become trained on our media database tools such as Vocus and Green Media Toolshed and help maintain our media contact lists 
  • Research who’s covering topics of interest and what they are saying 
  • Research, compile, and organize GJEP’s major media hits including regional, mainstream, and independent media outlets 
  • Help GJEP lay the framework for a social media strategy by developing ideas for synthesizing our use of Facebook, Twitter, our Climate Connections blog - http://climatevoices.wordpress.com, and listservs  
  • Help research relevant foundations and fundraising opportunities 
  • Brainstorm ideas and/or help develop eye catching graphics and promotional materials for our campaigns 
  • Assist with daily administrative related tasks when necessary 

 

Self-Designed Project:

There is also the possibility of creating a self-designed project, specific to your studies and interests that would also be an asset to Global Justice Ecology Project and our campaigns. Ideas can be suggested to the Co-Directors and a strategy can be developed to move forward with your project.

 

Please fill out the application below and mail to Global Justice Ecology Project, PO Box 412, Hinesburg, VT 05461 or email to contact@globaljusticeecology.org with "Internship" in the subject line.

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