Active - Rural Idaho Clean Energy Organizing Intern


Active - Rural Idaho Clean Energy Organizing Intern 1 Position
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United States, United States of America

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Job Description

Job Title: Rural Idaho Clean Energy Intern

Department: Idaho Chapter

Location: Idaho, can be remote

Reports to: Idaho Chapter Director

Duration: 184 total hours from date of hire, $15 per hour. Start date is flexible.


Historically, we focused on protecting wildlands and endangered species like the grizzlies, wolves, and salmon that live there. In recent years, the Sierra Club is leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy. In 2019, we have seen an influx of clean energy commitments from Idaho Power, Pocatello, Boise, Ada County and Tamarack Mountain Resort.


The Idaho Chapter is beginning to organize with our clean energy work in rural Idaho communities. Our primary goals for 2020 are to begin to conduct research around strong messaging, identifying citizens and community champions and/or supporters. A successful candidate will develop a communications plan to be utilized in rural communities, and begin to build citizenry ties in those communities.

Job Activities:

  • Work with existing Sierra Club members in three rural Southwestern Idaho to determine outreach research
  • Work with Conservation Program Manager to determine creative videography projects to complete in one campaign of focus
  • Create recommendations and metrics for success for regional Ready for 100 campaign work focused on building relationships in Idaho’s rural communities, including policy, communication and outreach strategies

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, digital and communication skills
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is able to complete tasks independently
  • Strong research design experience preferred
  • Affinity to rural western communities preferred
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and travel sparingly will be needed to conduct field site visits

This is a category 99 non-exempt position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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