Sierra Club Electric Vehicles Initiative

Internship/Volunteer Opportunity: Sierra Club Electric Vehicles Initiative

A switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) presents an exciting opportunity to significantly reduce carbon emissions and kick our addiction to dirty oil. We’re educating the public, the media, and policymakers about ways they can support EVs and EV policies. Our work involves grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, research, and media/social media outreach. Want to help the Sierra Club advance our national Electric Vehicles Initiative? We are accepting applicants for volunteer internships positions (starting September, 2014) that will include some combination of:

  •        – Help organize and follow up from National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 15-21) when we’ll have EV promotion events in well over 100 cities nationwide.
  •       –  Reach out to activists about campaign opportunities.
  •       –  Track EV sales and EV media coverage of electric vehicle issues and help supporters submit letters to the editor.
  •        – Track EV policies state by state.
  •        – Conduct research for EV blog posts, and help update our online EV Guide.
  •        – Help us create new EV campaigns in key states.
  •        – Research fundraising opportunities.
  •       –  Interact with other EV/Beyond Oil staff and interns and take part in periodic staff calls and webinars on a range of environmental topics.
  •        – Work 10-30 hours per week (flexible depending on availability, though a regular schedule is necessary).
  •        – Work can be done from home anywhere in US and/or from Boston, DC, San Francisco, or other Sierra Club offices.
  •        – We are unable to pay our interns/volunteers, but we will provide an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and make a real difference.  We also may be able to provide college credit.

To apply, please send a resume and cover note as soon as possible to Gina Coplon-Newfield at  Excellent communication skills, experience with online research, a passion for protecting the environment, and a responsible work ethic required. Grassroots organizing experience and/or social media savvy preferred. The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit grassroots environmental organization with 2.3 million members and supporters dedicated to the preservation, protection, and exploration of the earth’s natural environment. Also, see


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