Put A Price On It is a national campaign that mobilizes young people to advocate for science-based and equitable pricing policies at the state and national level. By putting a price on carbon, we 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 Fall 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, Fall Fellows will be based in regions where there is currently policy being considered, specifically in 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. Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) fellows will work on similar activities with a strong focus on the campus community.
Spring 2018 Northeast Fellows will be in key states for passing carbon pricing, such as Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
Start and end dates are flexible depending on your school schedule, but the general time frame for the Fall Fellowship are approximately Sept 1st - December 20th.
The Our Climate Northeast Field Coordinator will follow up with qualified candidates to set up a short interview in late November and December. Questions concerning the Northeast Fellowship can be directed to the Northeast Field Coordinator, Eben Bein at email@example.com.
Compensation: Fellows will receive a stipend of $500.