Put A Price On It is a national campaign that mobilizes young people to advocate for strong and fair carbon pricing policies at the state and national level. By putting a price on carbon, we will hold polluters accountable and transition our economy to a clean energy future. Students will train and organize other students, rallying public support for carbon pricing policy, and engage directly with elected officials. Applications are currently being accepted for our Spring 2018 fellowship positions.
Fellows will work closely with Our Climate staff to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. Fellows will spend 5-10 hours a week on related activities, and will receive a $500 stipend to support their work for the semester. This educational and supportive arrangement is designed to build a stronger and more diverse coalition of leaders needed to pass fair and effective climate policy. In order to strategically pass equitable and science based-policy, Spring Fellows will be based in regions where there is currently policy being considered, specifically the Northwest and Northeast. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local, state, and national level, including but not limited to:
- Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from businesses, cities, colleges, organizations, and prominent individuals;
- Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and participate in community events;
- Participating in phone banks, door-to-door canvasses, and other list-building activities;
- Writing and submitting media materials, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases;
- Helping to organize informational and community-building events (concerts, house parties, forums, etc.).
Additionally, fellows will be encouraged to actively participate in team decisions around strategy, effective messaging, targeted outreach, and more. Fall (August-December) and Spring (January-May) fellows will work on similar activities but with a stronger focus on the campus community.
Spring 2018 Fellows will be in key states for passing carbon pricing, such as Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon, and Washington.
The fellowship is eighteen weeks. Start and end dates are flexible depending on your school schedule, but general time frames are as follows.
Spring: February 1 - June 15
How to apply:
To apply for the Put A Price On It Fellowship, you can fill out this application. Our Program Director will follow up for a resume and set up a short interview, if you seem to be a good fit for the position. The application period will close on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for Spring positions. Any questions can be directed to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org