Center for Sustainable Economy, a Pacific Northwest environmental economics non-profit, seeks a grassroots organizing intern to work on an exciting Portland, Oregon based campaign to require fossil fuel polluters to pay for the costs of seismic and climate risks. Portland is overdue for a 9.0 earthquake, yet much of Oregon’s fossil fuel infrastructure is situated in an earthquake subduction zone and is not built to withstand such a quake, creating enormous risks to life, the economy, and the environment. In addition, air toxics emissions from fossil fuel infrastructure in the region pose long term health hazards for nearby communities. Your job will be to work with CSE staff to educate Portland residents about the risks in their communities and organize participation in public processes that could make communities safer and healthier.
CSE works in coalition with a variety of non-profits and environmental advocates in Portland to achieve lasting victories for the climate and community well-being. The intern will have the opportunity to network with partner organizations as well as elected officials and decision makers in the Portland-Metro area. Internship pays a stipend of $1200/month and requires at least 20 hours per week, for a total of 3 months.
Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter describing why you are interested in the internship, how it fits within your professional goals and objectives, and your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Internship program’ in the subject line. CSE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. People of all races, religions, and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Center for Sustainable Economy straddles the divide between a think tank and a do tank. We conduct peer-reviewed research on the full range of sustainable development challenges humanity faces, including climate change, deforestation, extinction, inequality and poverty. We develop innovative solutions such as new measures of progress and new policies to expedite the transition to renewable energy. We are also vocal advocates for change, using legislative and administrative processes, the courts, and grassroots mobilization to achieve our goals.