Protect tropical rainforests while learning valuable skills as a Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Forest Intern. We are looking for a self-motivated and committed intern to support our work getting rainforest destruction Out of Fashion. This is a 6 month, 20 hour/week PAID internship.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.
In our twenty-seven years of working to support forests and forest peoples, RAN has won major corporate policy changes that have transformed the home building, food product, automobile, oil, paper and banking industries. Through our two program areas, Forests, and Climate and Energy, RAN is currently working to change the policies of the global agribusinesses and pulp and paper industries in order to stop deforestation and the oppression of forest peoples, and is tackling the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, coal and oil, and the leading banks that make their expansion possible, to address the root causes of climate change. For more information on the nature of the campaigns, you can visit RAN.org/our-work.
About the Out of Fashion Campaign
The Out Of Fashion Campaign aims to transform the fashion industry by getting rainforest destruction and human rights abuses out of fabric.
Working directly with one of our Forest Campaigners, Forest Campaign Interns will develop organizing skills by engaging RAN Activists across the nation and mobilizing them to take action. In addition to working on an exciting national remote organizing campaign, interns will have the opportunity to work with local Bay Area volunteers. Specifically, this work will include, but not be limited to:
- Phone banking our activists to encourage them to plan and participate in actions
- Working with campaigners to plan and execute local actions
- Attend RAN all staff meetings, trainings, etc.
- Collecting and organizing report-backs from supporters
- Assemble and distribute action toolkits
What You’ll Gain
- Online organizing skills on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and NationBuilder.
- National remote organizing and phone banking experience.
- Event planning skills and training on exciting and creative public campaign activities.
- Attend RAN internal trainings, briefings and events. Some of these will include program and staff retreats, as well as anti-oppression training and guest speakers.
Logistics and Compensation
This is a paid 6-month internship with possibility for extension. Compensation is San Francisco minimum wage ($10.74 per hour), with a possible travel stipend. Forest Campaign Intern applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are flexible with working out a schedule and are looking for interns who can contribute 15-20 hours per week. Students may be eligible for course credit.
Interns will be mentored and supported by campaign staff with mandatory weekly check-ins to assess priorities and progress as well as performance feedback evaluations at the 1 and 3-month marks to ensure the intern is thriving and growing his/her skill base to his/her satisfaction.
Interns are responsible for covering their own housing. Interns must be at least 18 years of age.
Please send a resume and cover letter, detailing any experience you have coordinating volunteers, phone banking, or organizing. Deadline to apply October 1 for immediate hire; additional applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Forest Campaign Intern in the subject line of your email). No phone calls please.