Work with ForestEthics

ABOUT FORESTETHICS

Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental coalition operating in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals. Over the past decade, we have transformed the environmental practices of Fortune 500 companies including Dell, Staples, Office Depot, Victoria's Secret, Williams-Sonoma, and many others; and by leveraging these companies' influence with their suppliers and governments, we have helped secure commitments to protect more than 65 million acres of endangered forest around the world.

Job Opportunities

 

Tar Sands Free West Coast Intern

 

THE POSITION

Working with the US Campaigns Organizer, The Tar Sands Free West Coast Intern will support ForestEthics’ campaign to fight tar sands and crude by rail on the West Coast and beyond.This includes action support, community work, report-backs, volunteer recruitment and helping to promote and protect the ForestEthics’ brand in the field. This is a part-time position.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct national outreach to support actions during the upcoming North American Week of Action on Oil by Rail
  • Work with existing community groups in the Bay Area to identify and fill campaign organizing needs
  • Create report-backs from campaign events and actions including photos, video, stories, and blogs 
  • Recruit and support campaign volunteers
  • The Tar Sands Free West Coast organizing intern is also responsible for promoting and protecting ForestEthics’ brand in field events the organization endorses 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organizing experience, with experience in markets campaign helpful
  • Independent, self-motivated with a desire to advance ForestEthics’ mission
  • Enthusiasm and passion for campaign organizing
  • Organized, flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity
  • Committed to the values of diversity, authentic communication, and inclusiveness
  • A sense of humor and ability to find joy in engaging with a dynamic team


TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: tarsandsfreewestcoastintern@forestethics.org. Be sure to include your name in the subject line and on all attachments. We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.