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 Summer 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. This educational and supportive arrangement is designed to build the strong and diverse coalition of leaders needed to pass fair and effective climate policy. In order to strategically pass equitable and science-based policy, Summer Fellows will be based in regions where there is currently policy being considered, specifically Washington state and the Northeast. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local and state level. Tactics, which build upon state and national strategy, include but are not limited to:
- Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from businesses, colleges, organizations, and prominent individuals in fellow’s town;
- Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and participate in community events;
- Participating in phone banks, door-to-door and street 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. Summer fellows will work in their communities to forward policies being considered in their state. Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) fellows will work on similar activities but with a stronger focus on the campus community.
Summer 2018 Fellows will be in key states for passing carbon pricing, such as Massachusetts, Vermont, and Washington State.
Start and end dates are flexible depending on your school schedule, but the general time frame for the summer fellowship are June 18 - August 31.
How to apply:
To apply for the Put A Price On It Fellowship, fill out this application. An Our Climate Field Organizer 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 Friday, June 1, 2018 for summer positions. Any questions concerning the Washington fellowship can be directed to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning the fellowship in Vermont and Massachusetts can be directed to Sarah at email@example.com.