Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Environment New Jersey internships



My name is David Beavers. I’m a Campaign Organizer with Environment New Jersey, a statewide, citizen-based environmental non-profit based in New Brunswick.

I run Environment New Jersey’s solar energy campaign. I’m working to engage the public in order to build political will around generating 20% of our electricity in state from solar energy by 2025. New Jersey has historically been a leader in clean energy development, and adopting and meeting this goal would help solidify our leadership in the transition to a clean energy economy.

To do this work, I’m looking to hire Rutgers students as spring interns. I’m reaching out to you because I thought our work may be of interest to some of your students.

Will you help spread the word about the solar campaign internship with Environment New Jersey by forwarding this message and the below job posting to your students?

Thank you very much for your support, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to share my contact information with students you have who you think would be particularly interested in our work.

Kind regards,

David



Internships for a Solar Future

If you want to promote clean energy, learn to shape politics, and make a positive difference for our environment and our economy, apply to be an Environment New Jersey intern today

What does Environment New Jersey do?

Environment New Jersey is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization working to protect our open spaces, clean up our air and water, and promote renewable energy development. This spring, we’re focusing on mobilizing the political power to build a clean energy future in New Jersey, powered by clean, solar energy.



What do interns with Environment New Jersey do?

You’ll generate buzz in 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. You’ll bottom line diverse facets of the campaign and learn transferable skills in the following areas:



- Communications and Event Planning: We need to raise the profile of solar in the media and spread our message that bold political leadership is necessary to supplant the status quo of dirty energy. As an intern, you’ll help us generate positive media coverage. You’ll stage press conferences to release our research reports, build relationships with reporters, and get your own letters to the editor published.

- Coalition Engagement: To have the political leverage to promote good clean energy policy, we need to expand our reach by working with other groups and individuals. As an intern, you’ll attend city council meetings to present solar resolutions and contact business owners to pitch endorsement letters.

- Design and Digital Media: To engage the broadest possible audience, we need attractive and informative campaign materials and innovative digital media strategies. As an intern, you’ll design the “face” of our campaign, take charge of Environment NJ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep our followers up-to-date, and use new platforms like Thunderclap to spread our message.

- Grassroots: We can’t outspend the special interests fighting solar, but we can out-organize them. As an intern, you’ll work to build the base needed to show our political leaders there’s overwhelming public support for transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable, solar energy. You’ll collect petitions, generate campaign calls, lobby decision-makers yourself, and organize deliver events.



How do I become an Environment New Jersey intern?

Send a resume and cover letter to David at dbeavers@environmentnewjersey.org

Apply today: Deadline is Sunday, February 15th

All internships are part-time and unpaid. We help you get course credit whenever possible.



David Beavers

Environment New Jersey Solar Campaign Organizer

dbeavers@environmentnewjersey.org

Cell: (215) 805-4320

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fund For The Public Interest



My name is Michael Bralow and I am currently a Campaign and Recruitment Director for the Fund For The Public Interest. We are a national non-profit that runs grassroots campaigns. We work in partnership with groups like USPIRG, Environment America, Fairshare, and the Human Rights Campaign, on some of the most pressing Environmental and Social Justice Issues facing the United States.


We are looking to continue to build up our campaign staff. Right, now we are working in partnership with Environment New Jersey to protect our Shore, by closing serious loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Later in the year we will be partnering with NJPIRG (New Jersey Public Interest Research Group) to protect against the rise in antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the use of antibiotics on factory farms.

We are hiring College students across the country for our winter campaign staff. We offer both Full-Time and Part-Time Positions. Our New Brunswick office is staffing up right now and we are looking to fill it with the brightest young minds around, so naturally I am reaching out to Rutgers Professors. We have positions for people to work full-time, or if their class schedule doesn’t allow for fulltime hours we work with students around their schedules, or if they are graduating, apply for one of our career positions complete with benefits. Some of the best ways for us to find the great candidates that I know schools in the area have to offer, is by having professors email our announcement to their students, or posting it on a group message boards. If you could please email your students with the blurb below, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and If you are willing to help with an email/posting/ or announcement please let me know! I am writing a sample posting at the bottom of this email.

Have a Great rest of your semester.
Sincerely,

Michael Bralow
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund For The Public Interest
104 Bayard St
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(O) 732-246-8128

FoodCorps

Are you passionate about food, agriculture, health equity, education, nutrition, or kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps Service Member!
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FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. Through our partnership with AmeriCorps, we recruit, train and place emerging leaders into limited-resource schools for a year of service implementing our three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our service members provide:
    • Knowledge: food and nutrition education that gives kids the information they need to make smart choices

    • Engagement: hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster skills and pride around healthy food

    • Access: lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms

We are creating a future in which all of our nation's children--regardless of class, race, or geography--know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. Through our work, future generations will grow up to lead healthier and more productive lives.
To learn more, please stop by our table at the Spring Career & Internship Mega Fair, January 30th, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center. All majors are welcome!
We look forward to meeting you!
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Tiffany McClain
Recruitment & Alumni Manager

Friday, January 23, 2015