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Community Outreach and Engagement Intern

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation

Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $4000 over the duration of the internship
Deadline Jun 21, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Background on Energy Funds for All:

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, representing the most substantial legislative action on clean energy and climate change in U.S. history. This landmark act aims to help the United States achieve its climate goals and enhance energy security by investing in American jobs, reducing energy and health care costs for families, and making the tax code fairer.

The IRA promotes investment in clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation programs. Despite the significant funding available, accessing these funds can be challenging. To address this, the IRA Coordinating Group was formed. This informal coalition of organizations and individuals has been meeting weekly since May 2023 to learn about the implementation of the IRA in North and South Carolina. The group focuses on sharing information and strategies to help underserved areas access IRA funding.

To further facilitate access to these funds, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation (NCLCVF) and partner organizations have developed a comprehensive toolkit (https://energyfundsforall.org). This resource compiles all necessary information on accessing IRA funds, including one-page guides and detailed instructions. The toolkit categorizes funds based on user identity (homeowner, local government, renter, etc.) and specific needs (lowering energy bills, expanding green infrastructure, etc.). Designed to be a regularly updated tool, the website was launched in January 2024 and has reached hundreds of people across the Carolinas. 

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation (NCLCVF) is a statewide advocacy organization working to protect, preserve and enhance the quality of life for all North Carolinians. 

Position: 

NCLCVF is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented intern to join the IRA Coordinating Group coalition. The Content Management and Outreach Intern will play a vital role in managing and enhancing the content on the coalition’s website (https://energyfundsforall.org) and assisting in the planning and execution of outreach and education events. The intern will specifically be targeting local governments, tribal governments, and communities of color for in person events. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in non-profit work, digital content management, and community engagement.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Website Content Management:

  • Assist in updating and maintaining the website’s content, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Create and upload new content, including information for small business tax credits, rebates, and loan programs.
  • Optimize website content for search engine optimization (SEO) to increase visibility and engagement.
  • Upload testimonials from users who have successfully accessed IRA funding through the website. 

2. Outreach and Event Planning:

  • Spearhead the planning and coordination of outreach and educational events for the toolkit website.
  • Assist in developing event materials, such as flyers, presentations, and handouts.
  • Help manage event logistics, including scheduling, registration, and communication with participants.
  • Work within the coalition and with the Director of Communications as NCLCVF to promote events through various channels, including social media, email newsletters, and in communities.

3. Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support as needed, including data entry, managing email correspondence, and maintaining records.
  • Actively engage in coalition meetings to ensure comprehensive website content and usage.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Environmental Studies, Communications, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, or a related field. Qualified individuals without a degree are also welcome to apply. 
  • Familiarity with community work in North Carolina. 
  • Strong writing and editing skills with attention to detail.
  • Experience with website content management systems (CMS), preferably WordPress.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Passion for non-profit work and community engagement

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with event planning and coordination.
  • Strong interest in environmental work is highly preferred. Experience with the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or environmental policy generally is also helpful. 
  • Basic graphic design skills using tools such as Canva or Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of email marketing platforms like Mailchimp.

Duration and Compensation:

  • This is a part-time internship with a flexible weekly schedule (up to 10 hours per week). Compensation will be a total of $4000 paid over the duration of work. This position will be hired as an independent contractor. 
  • The duration of the internship is 3-6 months, with the possibility of extension based on organizational needs and funding.
HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@nclcv.org and cc Meech Carter at meech@nclcv.org . Please include “Content Management and Outreach Intern Application” in the subject line.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

NCLCVF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach