ISEC Fall Intern
ISEC is hiring two interns for the fall semester (September through early December) to support our outreach efforts.
ABOUT ISEC: The Illinois Student Environmental Coalition (ISEC) was founded in 2007 to provide a dynamic structure through which students on Illinois college campuses could heighten environmental awareness, hone their organizing skills, and create a pipeline to work in the environmental field after graduation. The coalition currently consists of 47 student organizations representing 41 colleges and universities. ISEC seeks to harness the energy of the coalition to promote forward-looking environmental policies on global warming and other important issues of our time. ISEC is incubated within a regional advocacy organization, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (www.elpc.org), and plans to grow into an independent entity driven by the students who make up the coalition.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern will meet with student environmental groups at colleges and universities in Illinois to encourage the growth of a statewide environmental organization. This work will be in support of the Illinois Student Environmental Coalition (ISEC), an organization that seeks to aid and strengthen student environmental groups. In addition, the intern will assist the coordinator in planning and executing a regional conference. Updating and managing the ISEC website may be required. The intern will also play an important role in writing a weekly newsletter. Responsibilities will include public education and outreach, research, and communications. This position may require occasional travel throughout Illinois. Applicants should be available for 10 to 20 hours a week. This is a paid internship.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have strong academic records, excellent oral communication, organizational, and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy. Experience with web design and knowledge of WordPress is a plus.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume no later than August 25th 2011 to: Laura Knezevic, ISEC Director, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL email: lknezevic@GreenStudents.org Telephone inquiries are discouraged. We are an equal opportunity employer and continually seeking to diversify our staff.