SUMMER FELLOWS

About us:

Put A Price On It is a national campaign to hold polluters accountable for climate change. We train, educate, and organize advocates in support of a national carbon price and dividend policy, which would require that polluters pay a fee for each ton of carbon pollution extracted from the earth, and then return 100% of the revenue back to households.

We will spend the summer securing carbon pricing endorsements around the country from influential people and bodies such as mayors, state legislators, city councils, non-profit organizations, and businesses. Our goal is to demonstrate strong, widespread support for a national carbon price. You can learn more at www.ourclimate.us

Position description: 

Fellows will gain experience coordinating student carbon pricing initiatives, rallying public support for a national carbon pricing policy, and directly engaging with lawmakers through lobbying actions. Fellows will be working closely with staff and other mentors to coordinate their efforts towards productive and achievable end-goals. This mutually educational and supportive arrangement is designed to build a stronger and more diverse coalition of leaders needed to pass fair and effective climate policy.

We are offering up to twenty (20) summer fellowship positions. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local, state, and national level, including but not limited to:

  • Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from businesses, cities, colleges, organizations, and prominent individuals.
  • Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and participate in community events;
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door canvasses, and other list-building activities;
  • Writing and submitting media materials, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases;
  • Helping to organize informational and community-building events (concerts, house parties, forums, etc.);

Additionally, fellows will be encouraged to actively participate in team decisions around strategy, effective messaging, targeted outreach, and more.

Location:

Remote but we have staff in Portland, OR; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC.

Dates:

May 15 – September 15 (flexible)

Contact:

Cassidy Jones, Our Climate Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

To apply:

Please email resume and creative project/cover letter explaining why you want this position to Cassidy Jones at [email protected] by May 15, 2016. In an effort to be accessible to underrepresented students, a creative project is encouraged in lieu of a cover letter. The expectation is such a project or demonstration would illustrate an applicant’s abilities in a similar way a traditional cover letter might.