The U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development is involved with a student-led coalition of student environmental groups and non-profit organizations working together to get the science-based legislation we urgently need for climate solutions. We are looking for students who are interested in a REMOTE national Fellow position. Depending on your background and skill set, we will find an appropriate role designed for your interests. This work could also feed into a course project, a thesis or independent study credits.
The coalition is organizing and launching a campaign called Change the Chamber/Lobby for Climate. The campaign is focused on climate change solutions and youth engagement. We are encouraging more corporations to stop obstructing and start supporting science-based climate policy. Corporations lobby governments through trade groups. These groups have blocked science-based legislation for 25 years. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a key obstructing trade group with its powerful pro-fossil fuel lobbying.These giant corporations are U.S. Chamber of Commerce members.. These companies are particularly sensitive to students (their future consumers and recruits). Building on an earlier successful campaign, this campaign is organizing two tactical social media storms a week @ specific companies, calling them out on their destructive role in climate policy-making and pushing them to support necessary climate legislation.
The Fellow would be responsible for some of the following, depending on their interests and skills. An active team from the coalition would help the Fellow:
Design social media posts related to these topics
- Connect with influencers and new student groups to increase campaign awareness
- Learn from social media experts helping the coalition
Conduct research on Chamber members regarding their support for climate policy
- Participate in weekly group meetings
- Be the point of contact with supported student groups and partnering organizations
- Interact and present information to engage people with the campaign
- And more- this is just a partial list.
We prefer candidates who have relevant communications and social media skills, but it is not a requirement.
Time Commitment and Location
Duration: At least 2 months. Most Fellows stay for one year.
Hours: 10 -20 hr/week during school break, flexible to decide your own working hours (negotiable for reduced hours during academic years)
To apply (or ask questions), send a email describing your interest and strengths to Debra Rowe at email@example.com