Conservation Colorado is seeking a part-time Legislative Intern to assist with the advocacy department at Conservation Colorado and take the lead on special projects. Activities will include legislative and policy research, holding and planning meetings and events to support program, database tracking and management as needed, assist with generation of content including fact sheets and campaign materials.
Position: Legislative Intern
Location: Denver, Colorado
Deadlines for submission: Monday, January 9th
Term of Position: 3 Months, flexible start and end dates
Work Schedule: Part time, flexible
Compensation: Paid - $10 /hr, limit 20 hours per week
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers.
We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from finalizing Colorado’s state water plan and ensuring the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, to moving key public lands and wilderness bills that will protect iconic places across Colorado.
About The Becca Strelitz Internship Program
This position is part of the Becca Strelitz Internship Program. Becca lived a life full of love and passion; she was grounded in knowing who she was and what she wanted to do. She became involved with our former organization, Colorado Environmental Coalition, as an intern in 2011, and over time, became one of our best and brightest community organizers.
In June, 2015 Becca passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident outside of Denver.
Becca was one of the kindest, most passionate people we have had the privilege to work with and she will be dearly missed by not just the board and staff of Conservation Colorado, but by the many lives she touched in the conservation community across the state. We are saddened by her passing, but are pleased that her memory can be honored by introducing new people to the causes she was so proud to fight for.
· Assist Advocacy Team with legislative and policy research.
· Assist team in holding and planning meetings and events to support program including note taking, RSVP outreach, event material preparations, etc.
· Assist team with database tracking and management as needed.
· Assist with generation of content including fact sheets and campaign materials.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Colorado’s environment and quality of life, is outgoing and enthusiastic about working with people, and has a true desire to learn more about conservation policy and politics. Specific background requirements include:
· Superior communication skills, both on the phone and in person
· Understanding of environmental policy and Colorado specific conservation issues is desirable
· Demonstrable skills in persuasive writing
· Ability to manage short-term and long-term deadlines and work independently
· Strong analytical skills for data management
Compensation and Benefits
A cash stipend will be available and letters of recommendation may also be provided upon request (and course credit when applicable). Intern will also gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable organizing professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. In addition, Conservation Colorado is located in one of Denver’s premier multi-tenant nonprofit centers, The Alliance Center, so opportunities for shared learning and dialogue between nonprofits abound. Intern will have the opportunity to network at political and environmental events throughout the course of the internship. Opportunities for full-time employment at Conservation Colorado do occasionally occur and interns are eligible to apply.
Special Job Requirements
Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours may occur. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff and volunteers that better reflect Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.