Liberal Arts Career Services
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Environment America, Political Internships, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9591

Sat, February 28, 2015

 BTT Gateway Job ID 9591 
If you want to make an impact on our environment, our democracy and our future, apply to be an Impact intern today: 

What do interns with Impact do?   

You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win. 


We’re working to stop global warming: We took a big step forward last summer when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.

We’re working to reclaim our democracy: The Citizens United decision changed the landscape of our elections, and in 2012, just 32 mega-donors matched the contributions of 3.7 million small donors to President Obama and Mitt Romney. Our organizers helped put 16 states and more than 550 cities on record in favor of a constitutional amendment to overturn this wrong-headed ruling, and we’ve taken our fight all the way to the U.S. Senate.

We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams:  To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from the Farm Bureau, giant agribusiness and others. Now, we’re working to harness grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways. 

Becoming an Impact intern 

If you agree that it’s time to solve these big problems, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to intern with Impact today: 

We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and our democracy, and are ready to make a difference now. 

As an intern: 
You’ll learn how to analyze problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win 
You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes. 
And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about the issues and gain organizing skills 
And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big problems like global warming – interning with Impact is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join Impact as campaign organizers when they graduate: 

We’re hiring interns in Washington D.C. and in 29 states nationwide. You'll find a list of locations on our website.

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