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The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
 
Note: Positions remain online until they are filled. If you are applying for more than one job, a resume and cover letter are required for each position.
 
Currently there is an opening for an experienced Policy Advocate.  This is a great opportunity to advocate for and implement some of the highest priority environmental issues at the state legislature and regulatory agencies. 
 
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of policy experience that includes advocacy, analysis, writing, and public speaking. Excellent written and oral communication skills are critical. The job is based in Sacramento.
 
 
We also have volunteer internship positions open.

Legislative Internship

Sierra Club California seeks an intern to help with our state environmental advocacy program in Sacramento. The program includes legislative and agency lobbying, grassroots activism and media outreach on a wide range of environmental issues in California. This is a volunteer position. 

Our internship provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to gain legislative advocacy experience, to work with the state’s most influential grassroots environmental organization, and to build a valuable foundation for future advocacy or legislative staff work. Our former interns now work in interesting jobs in the legislature, agencies, and environmental and other public interest organizations. 

Responsibilities

Internships typically involve three components: legislative assistance, a long-term project, and administrative support.  Legislative duties include bill analysis, preparation and delivery of bill letters, and monitoring and reporting of legislative proceedings.  The focus of the long-term project depends on our needs and the intern’s interests.  It may consist of researching a key environmental issue, organizing a grassroots campaign, tracking and lobbying a particular piece of legislation, or tracking the activities of an administrative agency.  Administrative support typically entails data entry, filing, correspondence, and other miscellaneous office tasks as needed. 

Qualifications

- Strong writing and critical thinking

- Strong computer skills

- Familiarity with current environmental issues and a commitment to environmental protection

- Interest in current events, California politics, and the legislative process

- Willingness to work alone or as part of a project team, as needed

- The ability to work with limited supervision on multiple tasks

Coursework related to politics, environmental issues, or economics is helpful.

Compensation
Remuneration can only involve non-monetary rewards such as personal satisfaction and valuable work experience in state/environmental politics. Students can typically arrange for academic credit.

Application
Beginning and ending dates of the internship are very flexible. We prefer interns to work 15-20 hours per week, or more if desired.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Meg Gunderson at meg.gunderson@sierraclub.org.

 

Legislative Internship - Groundwater

Sierra Club California seeks an intern to help with our state environmental advocacy program in Sacramento. The program includes legislative and agency lobbying, grassroots activism and media outreach on implementation of the new California groundwater laws passed in August 2014. This is a volunteer position. 

Our internship provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to gain legislative advocacy experience, to work with the state’s most influential grassroots environmental organization, and to build a valuable foundation for future advocacy or legislative staff work. Our former interns now work in interesting jobs in the legislature, agencies, and environmental and other public interest organizations. 

Responsibilities

Internships typically involve three components: legislative assistance, a long-term project, and administrative support.  Legislative duties of this position will include bill analysis, preparation and delivery of bill letters, and monitoring and reporting of legislative proceedings.  The focus of the long-term project depends on our needs and the intern’s interests.  It may consist of researching the groundwater-related laws, agencies, and planning processes, organizing a grassroots campaign to involve Sierra Club volunteers and the general public in groundwater monitoring planning, or tracking the activities of administrative agencies charged with implementation of groundwater monitoring plans.  Administrative support typically entails data entry, filing, correspondence, and other miscellaneous office tasks as needed. 

Qualifications

- Strong writing and critical thinking

- Strong computer skills

- Familiarity with current environmental issues and a commitment to environmental protection

- Interest in current events, California politics, and the legislative process

- Willingness to work alone or as part of a project team, as needed

- The ability to work with limited supervision on multiple tasks

Coursework related to politics, agriculture, environmental and/or water issues, or economics is helpful.

Compensation
Remuneration can only involve non-monetary rewards such as personal satisfaction and valuable work experience in state/environmental politics. Students can typically arrange for academic credit.

Application
Beginning and ending dates of the internship are very flexible. We prefer interns to work 15-20 hours per week, or more if desired.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Meg Gunderson at meg.gunderson@sierraclub.org.