Sample Job Duties:o Assists with volunteer team development o Creates faith-specific toolkits detailing how faith communities can take action on climateo Works with volunteers o Plans and assists with eventso Conducts outreach at festivals and other eventso Engages new volunteerso Assists with social mediao Miscellaneous (data entry, office assistance, collecting petitions, etc.)
Internship Responsibilities::In this internship, you will work directly with faith communities, experienced advocates, volunteers and organizers to develop and implement campaigns to protect Virginia’s environment. During this internship, we will train you on the basic skills of organizing, educate you about environmental issues, and host numerous events in and around Richmond as part of our campaigns to address climate change, care for Creation and advocate for renewable energy. Your responsibilities will include: building and coordinating volunteer teams, assisting with phone banks, outreach to faith and community organizations, event planning, social media and performing data entry and office work as needed.
Internship Logistics:Internship positions are available each semester, and are able to be shortened or extended as needed. The internships are usually unpaid, however class credit may be negotiated with your educational institution and in 2018, a stipend may be available for internships in certain regions of the state. VAIPL will work with students to build your resume and network with professionals. Internships are located in Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads. Internships can be arranged for at minimum 15-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
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