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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 are no paid staff 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. 
 
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, at agencies, and at 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 entails assisting with filing and other miscellaneous office tasks as needed. 
 
 
Qualifications
 
- Motivation and independence, with a willingness to work alone or as part of a project team, as needed
 
- The ability to work with limited supervision on multiple tasks
 
- 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
 
- An optimistic outlook and sense of humor
 
Coursework related to politics, environmental issues, and 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 résumé to Annie Pham, Annie.Pham@sierraclub.org
 

Communications Internship

Sierra Club California seeks an intern who is creative, self-motivated, and an outstanding communicator to help us keep environmental protection among the topmost priorities in state policy. The intern will be based in our Sacramento office.
 
Our internship provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to gain real experience in advocacy communication,  to work with the state’s most influential grassroots environmental organization, and to build a valuable foundation for future advocacy or legislative communications work. Our former interns now work in interesting jobs in the legislature, at agencies, and at environmental and other public interest organizations. 
 
Responsibilities
 
A communications internship will involve several components. These include helping with our rapid-response advocacy alerts; building volunteer capacity through our Action Network; assisting in website and social media development, maintenance and strategy; and assisting with other communications products, such as our monthly e-newsletters. All Sierra Club California internships also involve some legislative assistance and administrative support. Legislative duties include bill analysis, preparation and delivery of bill letters, and monitoring and reporting of legislative proceedings.
 
Interns will have the opportunity to work independently and to create original web and communications materials that help build an impressive portfolio. 
 
Qualifications
 
- Motivation and independence, with a willingness to work alone or as part of a project team, as needed
- The ability to work with limited supervision on multiple tasks
- Superb writing skills that make copy sing
- Up-to-date knowledge about media tools and tactics
- Strong computer skills
- Familiarity with current environmental issues and a commitment to environmental protection
- Interest in current events, California politics, and the legislative process
- An optimistic outlook and sense of humor
 
Coursework related to communications, design, politics, environmental issues, and 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 résumé to Annie Pham, Annie.Pham@sierraclub.org
 

Full-Time Employment

No current open positions.