Structure: The Summer Youth Organizer position is a part-time internship for those who want to engage neighbors and improve the community. These positions are designed for young people (specifically ages 14-25), though all applicants who are willing and able to empower young people to take leadership on a community scale are welcome to apply. Interns will work 120 hours between June and August 2012 (about 12 hours per week). Learn more about the overall campaign at

Internship Roles:Interns may apply for or focus in the following work areas (interns may be asked to help our in other work areas based on needs):

  • Basic Our Power outreach – knocking on doors and attending community events to engage community members, sign them on as supporters, and connect them to energy-saving programs.
  • Block Captain/ Community Volunteer Coordinator – support and train community volunteers who want to engage their friends or neighbors.
  • Home Energy Savings Workshops – work with Our Power partner Cooperative Energy Futures to conduct home workshops educating community members about how to save energy in their homes.
  • Business Efficiency Outreach – work with Our Power partner the Latino Economic Development Center to engage local businesses in energy saving programs. Spanish proficiency is required as many businesses are Spanish speaking.
  • Special Projects – Web development and media creation, coalition building, policy development, and graphic design projects may be proposed/ requested. We are most likely to accept interns for these projects in for-credit or volunteer roles.

Compensation: Applicants may request a:

  • Paid internship – receives stipends every 2 weeks at $6.25 per hour ($750 total).
  • 2 or 4 credit internship through an educational institution (time may be adjusted based on internship requirements of that institution).
  • Volunteer role – your schedule and time commitment are flexible and based on what you want to get out of the project.

How To Apply: Spring Interns have already been selected, and we are now inviting applications for the summer. To apply, complete the below application – you may also request a paper application by emailing Applications will be accepted until filled with a priority deadline of Saturday May 12th. An interview will take place after your application is received if you are being considered for this internship.

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