2022 Legislative Intern
Type of Job
$15.87 / hour
Dec 3, 2021
About the job
Deadline for submission: December 17, 2021 @ 12:00pm mountain time
Work Schedule: Part-time
Conservation Colorado is seeking a Legislative Intern who will organize our annual legislative reception, support tracking of bills, write letters in support and opposition to legislation, and provide general support to our policy advocates.
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado is committed to protecting our climate, air, lands, water, and communities. Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects our commitment to racial and social justice, particularly by ensuring that policy victories are shared by all Coloradans including Black, Indigenous, Latina, Latino, Latinx, other people of color, and other frontline communities.
We achieve these goals by organizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, activists, businesses, and other organizations, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture of policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
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 first joined our organization as an intern in 2011. Over time, she became one of our best and brightest community organizers.
What You’ll Do
You will report to the Senior Program Associate, working closely with our advocacy team with these areas of responsibility:
- One of the following, depending on COVID-19 precautions:Plan, organize, and execute the annual legislative reception event in February in collaboration with the Senior Program Associate OR
Identify articles or videos that provide background and insight into important historical bills or current bills for a staff resource library
- Track progress and activity of active legislation
- Draft letters in support or opposition of priority legislation
- Attend coalition meetings
- Perform administrative tasks and duties as required and requested
In addition to your regular responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate at some level in organizational priorities including helping in certain fundraising efforts, taking part in our election-related activities, and committing to our organizational efforts around equity & inclusivity.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Colorado’s environment and communities, state legislation, and has a true desire to learn more about conservation policy and politics. Specific requirements include:
- Required QualificationsDetail oriented and well organized
Commitment to racial equity
Interest in supporting environmental justice
Ability to multi-task and manage short-term and long-term deadlines
Strong analytical skills for data management
- Preferred QualificationsEvent management experience
Working knowledge of Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
Understanding of environmental policy and Colorado-specific conservation issues
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement for this role.
The pay rate for this role is $15.87 per hour. This is a part-time position (10-20 hours per week) with some flexibility in the exact schedule. Some evening and weekend work hours may occur.
You will gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable political and environmental professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. Throughout the course of the internship, you’ll have the opportunity to network at political and environmental events. Additionally, letters of recommendation may also be provided upon request (and course credit, if applicable). Opportunities for full-time employment at Conservation Colorado do occasionally occur, and interns are eligible to apply.
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 that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
If this job truly speaks to you please click here to submit a cover letter addressed to Misha White, submit a résumé, and answer a few short questions at the form below. If you have a disability and need accommodation or assistance with our online application process, please tell us how we can help by calling us at 303.333.7846.