Job Opening: Intern, Legislative and Advocacy

Job Opening: Intern, Legislative and Advocacy

Term: Summer 2019 (Start/End Dates Flexible)

Hours: Minimum 20 hours/week

Salary: $14/hour

The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Legislative and Advocacy Intern in our Washington, D.C. office.

BGA unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.

The organization’s efforts center on the immediate need to develop common-sense solutions to our environmental challenges in a way that creates and maintains quality, family‐sustaining jobs across the economy. Our staff and supporters design public policies, perform research, and run public education and advocacy campaigns to advocate for practical solutions; facilitate dialogue between environmentalists, union members and other stakeholders; and educate stakeholders and the public around the environmental and economic potential of bold worker-centered action to address our most urgent environmental challenges.

Job Summary: BGA is seeking a candidate to join our team to support our policy and partnership efforts in Washington, D.C. The Legislative and Advocacy Intern will work in close coordination with BGA’s Legislative Director and Director of the Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program to support and implement BGA’s policy and legislative agenda on a variety of issues, including climate change, energy, water, transportation, clean technology jobs and manufacturing, and other BGA priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Support policy development and advocacy efforts and campaigns regarding climate change, energy, water, vehicles, and transportation initiatives;
  • Attend meetings and briefings on behalf of BGA on Capitol Hill or elsewhere in D.C.;
  • Develop public messaging and materials, to include fact sheets, letters to elected officials, reports, presentations, and press and online materials;
  • Assist in planning and coordinating events and briefings; and
  • Other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in climate change, energy, transportation, water, and/or labor and domestic manufacturing issues;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness and ability to live in the D.C. area; and
  • A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Alana Byrd at abyrd@bluegreenalliance.org. Please write “Summer 2019 Intern” in the subject line with your first and last name. Position open until filled.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

BlueGreen Alliance does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color,religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual or affectional preference, marital status,gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of employment policies, or in any other programs and activities.