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Proposal

Program Intern

30 hours


Supervisor: Kate Beaton
Beginning date:
2017-06-01
Ending Date:
2017-12-22

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community to be addressed.
Answer Internship Responsibilities: Interns will learn more about the operations of nonprofit organizations and will work closely with experienced professional staff. Intern(s) will gain skills in field organizing, public policy, and development while also learning more about conservation policy. Reporting to the Western Field Organizer, the Program Intern(s) will work to pass and defend top conservation issues by: 1) engaging citizens on conservation issue campaigns, 2) generating and tracking media coverage; 3) recruiting a new generation of members to our social networking sites; 4) encouraging on-line supporters to take action and volunteer 5) updating media contacts; and 6) assisting with issue research. Interns along with the staff of the organization work to serve the community at-large and to protect Wisconsin families from a changing and dangerous environment that may result from pollution and climate change. Data shows, however, that climate change effects underserved communities disproportionately so we advocate for the environment with an intersectional framework.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?
Answer Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources. For more information on the organization, visit www.conservationvoters.org.

3.

What skills are required for this project?
Answer • Organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to conduct research on-line or through traditional media. • Database management experience and event planning skills a plus. • Independently motivated and enjoy working with people.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?
Answer • Learn and interact with state and local political systems • Learn about and educate others about the top pressing environmental issues facing our state • Network with environmental and political advocates within Western Wisconsin, building connections for the future • Understand the intersectionalities of the environmental and social issues that our state and our nation faces and execute our advocacies with this understanding

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?
Answer 5-15 hours per week, flexible

6.

Additional information (not required).
Answer Positions are Limited. Early Applications will be given preference.