Building Climate Friendly Communities Internship (unpaid): Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
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The Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Community Outreach Intern
(part-time, temporary, unpaid)
The Loma Prieta Chapter is a leader in responding to climate change
through our Global Warming Campaign, and brings the slogan ?think global,
act local? to life in the Silicon Valley Region. Building on our highly
successful Cool Cities campaign, Building Climate-Friendly Communities
focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart land use
planning. We are part of a national effort to create vibrant neighborhoods
and great communities through transit-oriented-development (TOD). Focused
on the half-mile area surrounding a transit station, TODs are complete
neighborhoods integrated with shops and services as well as a highly
quality walking environment that allows for healthier and more active
lifestyles. To learn more about our campaign, visit
We are seeking three (3) motivated and creative individuals to support our
Building Climate-Friendly Communities campaign. Community Outreach interns
will work closely with staff?s efforts to foster support for smart growth
through transit oriented development projects. Strong communication skills
and a commitment to the Sierra Club's goals are a must. The internship
time line is flexible, though we are looking for someone to work 8-12
hours a week for 3-6 months.
o Management and expansion of the Chapter?s presence in online social
networking websites, including Facebook and Twitter.
o Providing support to volunteers and volunteer leaders to help promote
smart growth initiatives.
o Assistance with local house parties and regional trainings.
o Representing Building Climate Friendly Communities campaign at local
o Gathering data and creating issue-specific fact sheets related to local
o Support letter writing and phone banking campaigns to increase
engagement of Chapter members and the general public.
o Writing articles and op-eds in local media sources
o Data entry and other administrative support.
o Other tasks as assigned.
The Sierra Club offers a friendly, fast-paced work environment with highly
motivated volunteers focused on making positive change in the world.
To learn more about our campaign, visit
Submit resume to megan.fluke@... by January 31, 2010
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ● 650.390.8411 Fax:
650.390.8497 ● www.lomaprieta.sierraclub.org
Hilary Nixon, Ph.D.
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0185
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