February 26, 2014

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Communications Internship



Dates of Internship:  Negotiable between April and September 2014

Hours: 10 hours per week for 12 weeks; flexible and can be worked around your school schedule.

Location: Work from home as well as option of working in Lansing office

Internship Responsibilities
You will be directly assisting Sierra Club Michigan Chapter staff in protecting the environment and our water resources by helping us with communication strategies including social media and video projects.

Responsibilities include:
- Coordinate sustainable agriculture video testimonial project:
·         Help develop at least two consumer and two farmer videos to launch the project--identify consumers/farmers willing to testify for sustainable agriculture on camera, develop script/talking points and record videos
·         Identify places such as farmers markets to get consumer and farmer video testimonials throughout summer; Recruit volunteers and set schedule to record videos at identified locations
·         Help promote project on social media
- Assist Chapter communications committee with projects as needed
- Other duties available such as data entry, research and event tabling upon occasion

Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have
course work or a major in environmental communications or policy and experience with video and social media, and good writing and research skills as well as a knowledge or interest in environmental issues and factory farm issues in particular, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to work independently.  Strongly self-motivated.

Compensation:  Internship comes with a stipend.

Contact: Gail Philbin, gail.philbin@sierraclub.org , 312-493-2384