Advocacy and Policy Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:00pm

Address:

Cupertino, CA
United States

Website:

SCVAS

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Part-time

Job Description:

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support SCVAS Environmental Advocate in promoting bird and habitat conservation for ordinances, and General/Specific/Master Plans in Santa Clara County and beyond.
  • Monitor and respond to development proposals in Santa Clara County.
  • Prepare campaign materials; coordinate efforts and organize volunteers
  • Participate and represent SCVAS in public meetings, agency meeting, and local environmental groups meetings

Primary Objectives:

  • Supports the work of the Environmental Advocate by:
  • Monitor government agency websites to identify new planning efforts and monitor ongoing development and planning efforts throughout the county.
  • Research, review and prepare documents, including CEQA and Policy comments letters, letters to the editor and opinion letters, letters to decision makers.
  • Review and prepare content for SCVAS website, Facebook
  • Participate in public meetings, agency meeting, and local environmental groups meetings. Take notes and provide the EA with summaries. Provide verbal comments as directed.
  • Meet with decision makers and staff of local government agencies as directed.
  • Prepare advocacy alerts, prepare and distribute fliers and other campaign materials
  • Coordinate community engagement efforts and organize volunteers
  • Recruit and organize volunteers and maintain volunteer lists for advocacy projects
  • Recruit and organize volunteers and maintain volunteer lists for different projects
  • Research scientific literature in support of advocacy efforts related to development, policy and land-use projects

Position Start Date:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Job Duration:

Seasonal

Temporary

How to Apply:

Send Cover Letters and Resumes to Shani at shani@scvas.org. Work samples upon request.

Job Compensation:

Salary

Stipend

Compensation Information:

$19/hr

Contact Name:

Shani

Contact Email:

shani@scvas.org