Northwest Fellowship

About Us:

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.

Position Description:

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 mainly be working on getting people to vote yes on Initiative 1631 which would put a price on carbon in Washington. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local and state level. Weekly assignments include: 

  • Participating in weekly phone banks, door-to-door and street canvasses, and other list-building activities;
  • Registering fellow students to vote
  • Identifying and securing opportunities to attend, table, or speak at community events in support of I-1631;
  • 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-November) and Spring (January-May) fellows will work on similar activities with a strong focus on the campus community.

Locations:

Throughout Washington State. 

Dates:

Start and end dates are flexible depending on your school schedule, but the general time frame for the Fall Fellowship are approximately Sept 15th - November 20th.

How to apply:

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. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Questions concerning the Northwest Fellowship can be directed to Emily at emily@ourclimate.us

Compensation: Fellows will receive a stipend of $500.


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