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Job Opportunity: Communications Officer – Environment America

Environment America LogoCommunications Officer

Overview
Environment America seeks a Communications Officer to build the organization’s brand in the public and among opinion leaders, spearhead its national media outreach strategy, write and edit media materials, and build relationships with reporters and bloggers.

About Environment America
Environment America is an advocacy group that tackles tough environmental problems – from fracking and the climate crisis to protecting our prized natural landscapes ensuring clean water to drink for all Americans.

Through grassroots campaigns, research reports, news conferences, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we’re mobilizing public support for the environment, promoting sensible solutions, and winning tangible results.

The changes Environment America has championed and won in Washington, D.C., and more than 25 states are reducing global warming pollution, creating more solar and wind power, sparing our parks and forests from fracking, keeping beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protecting our wildlife and wild places.

We have offices in 20+ states, with members in all 50 giving us a strong and broad base of grassroots support and action and a track record of local and state victories, all of which have set the stage for even bigger accomplishments on the national level.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategic communication plans to support campaigns to get the nation to commit to 100 percent clean, renewable energy; to ensure clean water; to take the next steps in the fight against global warming; to protect our special landscapes and more.
  • Organize, promote and participate in news conferences, telepressers, media breakfasts, and similar, and write associated opinion media, press releases and statements.
  • Write edit and pitch rapid-response press releases, statements and social media content on a wide variety of issues and campaigns as needed.
  • Develop and deepen relationships with reporters, bloggers, and opinion writers through face to face meetings, phone calls, and written correspondence. Respond to media inquiries. Maintain a up-to-date database of top national reporters.
  • Work with program directors to write and post regular blogs on Huffington post, Medium, Environment America’s website, and other media.
  • Track media coverage and reach into key outlets, and adapt strategies to grow and improve coverage results over time
  • Coordinate with digital campaigners to guide creation of compelling online content, including photos, videos and infographics.
  • Develop a twitter following of at least 500 and follow and interact with 300+ national reporters.

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Internship Opportunity: Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internships (Applications Due: 07/15/16)

Seattle Public Schools LogoSeattle Public Schools is now offering new and exciting internship opportunities for driven and self-motivated college and graduate students in its Equity Initiatives & Outcomes department. The goal of this department is to identify, address and close all Achievement Gaps that exist for students of color within the Seattle School District. These internships are a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about community engagement, education policy, research or any related field. Ideally these internships are designed to last between 3 months to 1 year and may be eligible for course credit.

Please see the attached internship description for more information. Applications (including a resume and cover letter) are due July 15th to equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

If you or one of your students have any further questions, feel free to contact Nikka Lemons, Director of Equity Initiatives & Outcomes at Seattle Public Schools at equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internship Descriptions

Service Opportunity: Jour­nal of Young Inves­ti­ga­tors (JYI)

Journal of Young Investigators is Hiring

Win­ter Hir­ing is Open
Jour­nal of Young Inves­ti­ga­tors (JYI) is seek­ing moti­vated stu­dents to join our staff!

As an aca­d­e­mic semes­ter comes to a close, JYI takes this oppor­tu­nity to search for new, enthu­si­

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as­tic staff mem­bers to join our grow­ing sci­en­tific jour­nal. Pre­vi­ously funded by the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, JYI is an inde­pen­dent, peer-reviewed, online sci­ence jour­nal that is man­aged entirely by and for under­grad­u­ate stu­dents from across the world. We are look­ing for­ward to the new sub­mis­sions that have been writ­ten and pol­ished dur­ing fall semes­ter, but we need more staff mem­bers to help! This is where you come in:

JYI is seek­ing moti­vated under­grad­u­ate stu­dents to fill sev­eral dif­fer­ent roles within our orga­ni­za­tion. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, open access sci­ence jour­nal ded­i­cated to expand­ing pub­li­ca­tion access and expe­ri­ence to under­grad­u­ate stu­dents. Our staff is made up entirely of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, with assis­tance of fac­ulty and pro­fes­sional men­tors. All of our staff receive train­ing in the depart­ment of their posi­tion, which may include cor­po­rate man­age­ment, sci­ence writ­ing, jour­nal­ism, edit­ing, finance man­age­ment, and programming.

We are cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the fol­low­ing positions:

  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Biol­ogy and Med­ical Sciences
  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Phys­i­cal Sci­ences and Mathematics
  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Psy­chol­ogy and Social Sciences
  • Jour­nal­ist
  • Sci­ence and Career Cen­ter Editor
  • Programmer/Webmaster

For more infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion, please visit http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/.

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me!

Deb­o­rah Park, Chief Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Offi­cer
Jour­nal of Young Inves­ti­ga­tors
cco@jyi.org

Student Job Opportunity: Digital Media Producer (Deadline: 12/04/15)

Digital Media Producer
Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington

Undergraduate Academic Affairs is looking for a UW undergraduate student to be our digital media producer and help tell some stories of the amazing things that undergraduate students are doing. Are you a digital storyteller? Do you want to share stories of the undergraduate academic experience? Then we hope you take a look at the job description and consider applying. In addition to being a fun way to learn more about the UW, it’s a great opportunity to build your digital storytelling portfolio.

  • The primary responsibility of the digital media producer is to develop and produce video and photography projects for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) that align with UAA priorities and the University’s brand. Video projects could include short video stories about individual students’ academic experiences, interviews, promotion for flagship events and experiences, or stories for live events. Photography assignments will include portraits; active, photo journalistic photo shoots; events; campus shots; as well as others.
  • Participate in managing social media communications channels for UAA, particularly YouTube and Instagram.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a UW undergraduate student with an interest in photography and video for the purposes of public relations, brand communications, content marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Experience in photography and video production and/or related coursework.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs.
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Outgoing, experienced in working with a range of people and situations.
  • Ability to lift and transport materials.
  • Generally, work should be carried out Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Some evenings and weekends required.
  • Valid driver’s license. (UCars would be used for any driving.)

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WIN 2016 Course: Environmental Communication, Messaging & Outreach (ENVIR 495F)

How do journalists decide the environmental stories they write? How do advocates walk the line between “truth” and propaganda?
Is a picture really worth a thousand words and can the right picture help produce positive environmental change? What’s Twitter all about and how can I use it professionally?

These questions will be addressed in ENVIR 495F: Environmental Communication, Messaging & Outreach with instructor P. Sean McDonald. Register for his course, have fun, learn!

Course details:
ENVIR 495F: Environmental Communication, Messaging & Outreach
TTh 3:30p–4:50p
3 credits

Open to ALL majors (and counts towards Perspectives Human & Social Dimensions for Environmental Studies majors).

Learn how to put communications theory into practice and listen to guest speakers who are communications professionals. Focus on individual networking and marketing, presentation skills, and professional environmental communication for science, policy, advocacy, and business.

Service Abroad Opportunity: Princeton in Asia (Application Deadline: 11/13/15)

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Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898, PiA is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For the 2016-2017 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 19 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information. We have an incredibly active group of fellows and alumni who, inspired by their yearlong PiA experience, maintain a lifetime commitment to Asia and PiA.

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Internship Opportunity: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) (Spring 2016 Deadline: 10/25/15)

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) LogoThe U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks unpaid interns for the spring of 2016. The positions offer undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors.

HELP Committee: The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, and the economy.

Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in public policy and (ii) a desire to learn. They also must have good attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Hours are flexible, but applicants should be willing to be in the office at least 16 hours a week.

Openings:

Health Policy Intern: interest or experience in health-related matters including but not limited to: the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, Medicare/Medicaid, Health Information Technology, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Mental Health, the Affordable Care Act, health equity/disparities, and public health.

Education Policy Intern: interest or experience in education-related matters, including early childhood, k-12, and postsecondary education issues.

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