CONNECTICUT LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit organization working to educate voters and elected leaders on state environmental issues. CTLCV (and CTLCV Education Fund) works with dozens of groups to develop and support good environmental policies at the state legislature. We publish an annual environmental scorecard grading legislators on their environmental voting records, endorse candidates for state office who will make the environment a top priority, and help to get conservation-minded people informed and involved. For additional information, please visit both web sites at www.conservationeducation.org and www.ctlcv.org.
How to Apply
Please email a cover note and resume to CTLCV Executive Director, Lori Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls please. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or graduate school, or law program. All interns report to our Hartford Office at 553 Farmington Avenue and work a minimum of eight hours/week for three months.
Communications & Outreach Intern
CTLCV seeks an energetic individual with excellent verbal and creative writing skills to: 1) assist with overall communications outreach and social media strategy; 2) engage with urban communities on environmental issues; 3) activate Latino citizens to have their lawmakers and/or candidates running for office committed to environmental policies; 4) learn how to track and influence environmental policy at the state level. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. This intern will serve between the period of April 1st-October 31st 2016.
Reports to: Communications Director
CTLCV seeks an energetic individual with excellent verbal and creative writing skills to assist in vital fundraising efforts. The intern will learn and hone highly marketable skills in the development and maintenance of the organization’s fundraising activities. The intern will help the Development Director on communications with previous and potential donors, look for opportunities to garner support for the organization, and assist in formulating and writing grant proposals. Competence in Microsoft Excel and experience with grant writing, database management, or working with non-profits is a plus.
Reports to: Development Director
Semester: Fall, Spring or Summer
Political Intern: Environmental Scorecard
CTLCV seeks a self-motivated individual with exemplary skills in verbal and written communication and an interest in environmental policy to help CTLCV develop the annual Environmental Scorecard for the current Connecticut legislative session. Prospective candidates should be prepared to directly communicate with legislators and special interest groups to identify, track and summarize legislation resulting from the spring legislative session. Strong computer skills with Constant Contact and Weebly experience.
Reports to: Executive Director or Political Director
Political Intern: Elections and Legislative Outreach
CTLCV is seeking an individual with strong organizational skills to assist the organization in reaching out to candidates for state legislature prior to the elections. The intern will assist in the endorsement process of pro-environment candidates by contacting candidates, researching races, helping to distribute and get candidate questionnaires for review, and coordinate logistics of candidate surveys and interviews. A key responsibility will be to prepare materials for CTLCV board members reviewing candidates for possible endorsement.
Reports to: Political Director
Semester: Spring or Summer
Briefing Book Intern
The CTLCV Education Fund is seeking an undergraduate student with exemplary research and writing skills to assist with the update of a briefing book about Connecticut’s environmental issues in relation to the development of law and advocacy at the state level. Prospective candidates should have excellent written communication skills, an interest in environmental issues, and a general understanding of the state political process.
Reports to: Communications Director
Semester: any semester