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. Leveraging
the success of our Cool Cities teams and Sustainable Land Use
Committee, Building Climate-Friendly Communities (BCFC) focuses on
reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart land use planning. We
are part of a national effort to create livable, complete
neighborhoods within ¼ mile area surrounding transit stations that are
integrated with shops and services and have a quality pedestrian
environment that allows for healthier and more active lifestyles.
We are seeking motivated, friendly and creative individuals to support
our Building Climate Friendly Communities campaign. Community Outreach
interns work closely with the Grassroots Organizer to foster support
for smart growth. Strong communication skills and a commitment to the
Sierra Club's goals are a must. We are looking for individuals who are
able to work 8-12 hours a week, during business hours- though some
work can be done from home and some events are in the evenings.
o Assist Cool Cities Teams and community groups to make them more
o Recruit and engaging new volunteers
o Provide guidance on campaign organizing to volunteer leaders
o Assist with local house parties and public presentations
o Management and expansion of the Chapter’s presence online
o Represent Building Climate Friendly Communities campaign at local events.
o Support letter writing and phone banking campaigns to increase
engagement of Chapter members and the general public
o Write articles for internal and external 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
If you are interested in the internship, you can learn more about our
Building Climate-Friendly Communities campaign at
lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/BCFC.asp or by calling 650 390 9604.
Send resume and cover letter to megan.fluke@...
Hilary Nixon, Ph.D.
Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
One Washington Square (WSQ 218A)
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0185