2018 Spring Internship Program



Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in southern Oregon to achieve solutions to climate change that result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs and a healthy climate, while preserving our rural quality of life. We have also played a lead organizing role in Oregon to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline in southern Oregon. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to clean energy that benefits rural, low income and communities of color.

Recruit and develop the next generation of climate leaders and organizers.
Help youth leaders develop organizing skills and environmental justice and social justice framework for engaging in the broader climate movement.
Support emerging activists in getting hands on campaign experience and hard skills development through doing.
Expand capacity for Rogue Climate’s current campaigns and projects.

Interns will commit to working with Rogue Climate for 7-10 hours a week. Hours will be flexible to accommodate school and work schedules.
1 hour a week will be spent working with a mentor at Rogue Climate for organizing support and to check in about current projects.
2+ hours a week should be spent working individually on a specific project developed in collaboration with your Rogue Climate mentor.
2 hours a week will be spent developing campaign skills by participating in regular field organizing to include canvassing, phone banking and group or class presentations.
2 hours a week will be spent in a weekly Internship class with other Rogue Climate interns to learn more about organizing, strategic planning, and social justice. The internship class will also include working as a team to organize an event or project at the end of the term to implement the skills learned throughout the program.

Community outreach and training volunteers and volunteer leaders to be part of ongoing climate and clean energy education and policy campaigns. This may include phone banking, canvassing, community presentations, social media and more.
Engage leaders of local organizations and community groups to educate and activate their members on statewide climate policy.
Plan and execute action-oriented events and activities that draw in new supporters
Ensure data is collected and entered in a timely and accurate fashion.

Develop community organizing skills such as canvassing, phone banking, recruitment, leadership development, meeting facilitation, and database management.
Develop communications skills such as writing a public email, and developing campaign materials.
Develop campaign skills such as lobbying and policy tracking.

Rogue Climate interns will meet once per week for Internship class/dinner and for group work time to plan the term event or project. The tentative class schedule is as follows.

Week 1: Organizing 101
Week 2: Field skills
Week 3: Power, Privilege and Oppression
Week 4: Environmental Justice and Racial Justice 101
Week 5: Backwards Planning
Week 6: Power analysis
Week 7: Media and Messaging
Week 8: Guest Presenter
Week 9: Project Week
Week 10: Project Week

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this application by February 18th and we will follow up with you to schedule an interview!

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