Search
Close

Begin Typing to Search Submit Search

Close
Search Results

    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

    JOBS
    SVP of Diversity and Justice
    Human Resources Director
    Legislative Coordinator

    INTERNSHIPS
    Special Projects
    Chapters Support
    Climate Speakers Network
    Strategic Partnerships

    Jobs

    SVP of Diversity and Justice

    About The Climate Reality Project

    OUR MISSION IS TO CATALYZE A GLOBAL SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS BY MAKING URGENT ACTION A NECESSITY ACROSS EVERY SECTOR OF SOCIETY.

    In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about the climate crisis with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Later that year, he founded The Climate Reality Project to take this conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth.

    Today, Climate Reality is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers from around the world, all committed to building a sustainable future together. Our signature activist program, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, has trained over 31,000 people worldwide on climate science, communications, and organizing since 2006. The result is a global network of activists leading the fight for climate solutions through branch offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa and 140 local chapters across the US. Alongside these on-the-ground efforts, our dynamic communications initiatives connect climate and behavioral science with the emotional power of well-told stories, bringing climate change to online audiences everywhere.

    Climate Reality is headquartered in Washington, DC with approximately 80 staff.

    The Opportunity

    Climate Reality is committed to infusing the framework and values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) into its internal and external work, ensuring that all aspects of the organization, from human resources to programming and outreach reflect these values. In order to achieve these goals, Climate Reality is seeking an SVP of Diversity and Justice, for a new, executive level role that will develop and implement DEIJ strategies and practices across the organization and in all aspects of its work.

    The creation of this role reflects Climate Reality’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that policies and practices across the organization are fully aligned with DEIJ principles and values, and that all team members have the knowledge and skills required to approach their internal and external work with a climate justice lens.

    The SVP of Diversity and Justice will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to the President. They will oversee a dedicated budget and have the potential for growing a team over time. The SVP’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Leading an inclusive, collaborative design process that results in a framework for Climate Reality’s DEIJ initiatives internally and in Climate Reality’s external-facing programmatic work
    • Establishing and communicating key institutional DEIJ and climate justice goals and metrics and providing regular, transparent reporting on progress toward those goals and metrics
    • Advising the President and senior leaders on DEIJ-related issues and providing guidance and advice for Executive Leadership Team members’ work as equity-focused managers, including participating in Board meetings as needed
    • Collaborating with Climate Reality’s HR team to help deepen and strengthen an inclusive and diverse internal culture and reinforce principles of diversity and inclusion in hiring and workplace conditions
    • Working across the organization at all levels and within all departments to ensure that the objectives and underlying values of Climate Reality’s DEIJ and climate justice work are clear, communicated, understood by all stakeholders, and are reflected substantively in culture and programs
    • Promoting accountability throughout staff for engaging in genuine, effective DEIJ-related conversations and initiatives and providing guidance and support in implementing DEIJ and climate justice goals including partnering with the communications teams to ensure that external communications reflect these same values and practices
    • Identifying institutional barriers to DEIJ and climate justice efforts and working with leadership to remove those barriers to ensure full and equitable participation for existing and future team members
    • Communicating and collaborating with existing internal groups and initiatives, including the staff-led DEIJ Forum, the Unpacking Whiteness group, and the Black Affinity group among others to ensure clarity of purpose, efficacy, and coordination across efforts
    • Coordinating with external community partners and other stakeholders when needed, applying DEIJ knowledge and climate justice experience and collaborating with team members to advance the organization’s environmental and climate justice goals across all of its programs and initiatives

    Candidate Profile

    The SVP of Diversity and Justice will bring deep expertise around DEIJ practices and principles and experience leading large-scale culture change. The candidate will be an exceptional strategist, communicator, and facilitator who can create a vision, a road map for achieving that vision, and the collective buy-in and accountability required to achieve organizational change. It would be helpful for candidates to bring an understanding of environment/climate justice and Climate Reality’s programmatic areas of focus.

    With the understanding that no one candidate will offer every desired skill and characteristics outlined below, ideal candidates will offer much of the following:

    DEIJ and Leadership Expertise

    • A track record of extensive leadership in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability analyses and commitments, as well as experience successfully leading the integration of DEIJ throughout organizational policies, practices, management, and culture
    • Experience and understanding of leadership in a multiracial, multigenerational setting and the ability to coach others to be inclusive leaders
    • Willingness and comfort to engage with team members at all levels to help build best practices in an inclusive, equitable, and just way
    • Experience with building learning and development systems and initiatives that support and advance DEIJ values and principles
    • Ability to advance DEIJ goals externally, with strategic partners and within programs, and convey this aspect of the organization’s work with donors, partners, and others Strategic Vision and Leadership
    • Proven experience in a senior leadership position in the field of DEIJ, including successfully developing and implementing strategic plans, establishing metrics, and measuring progress
    • Strategic visionary leader with experience aligning a team towards a common vision through influence (rather than explicit authority) and collaboration
    • Proven ability to translate strategic thinking about complex challenges and organizational gaps into executable plans to deliver on strategic imperatives and solve problems large and small, and measure progress toward goals
    • An emotionally intelligent, results-driven leader who can inspire team members at all levels, collaborate across departments, and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of complex goals

    Change Management Skills

    • Demonstrated experience in significant change management processes that require building buy-in and leading across a wide range of stakeholders
    • Keen understanding of how to lead organizational change, empower people, influence colleagues and decision making, and work across departments in a complex organization
    • A strong background of managing change throughout a distributed system of entities and teams is preferred
    • The ability to drive change internally as well as externally, with partners and others in the field
    • Experience managing multifaceted projects, including the ability to use benchmarking and data metrics to drive organizational change and accountability
    • Aptitude to take risks, see opportunities, and pivot when necessary Communications and Relationship Building
    • Thoughtful and patient communicator who will strengthen Climate Reality’s efforts to establish shared norms, vocabulary, and practices around DEIJ and climate justice
    • Empathic and solutions-oriented approach to guiding difficult conversations and addressing interpersonal issues and helping others gain the skills to do so as well
    • Ability to inspire and influence internally and externally with diplomacy, passion, and gravitas
    • Highly skilled communicator, written and verbal — both individually and in large audience or public communications
    • Ability to build trust through transparency, consistency, and accessibility Compensation & Benefits

    The compensation range for the SVP of Diversity and Justice role is $185,000 – 220,000.

    Molly Brennan and Turner Delano of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here email Molly and Turner directly at climaterealitysvpsearch@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

    The Climate Reality Project is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

    Human Resources Director

    The Climate Reality Project is seeking a Human Resources Director (Director) to provide strategic leadership and hands-on solutions in response to HR needs throughout the organization. The Director will be an accomplished professional with leadership experience in progressive human resources, people, and talent work. This leader will work directly with the CEO and executive team leaders (SVP, Operations, SVP, Communications & Digital Strategy, SVP, Programs, and the soon to be hired SVP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), leading all aspects of the Human Resources functions. Reporting to the SVP, Operations, the Director will oversee the Payroll and Benefits Manager.

    The Director will drive the development and implementation of strategies and practices that strengthen organizational culture, training, and employee engagement for The Climate Reality Project’s in-office and nationally distributed staff.

    The Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Continue the development and implementation of HR strategies, policies and practices that support Climate Reality’s goals and needs, and nurture a diverse, respectful, welcoming and inclusive work environment for all employees
    • Develop and implement a system of regular and ongoing staff evaluation
    • Provide guidance and training to supervisors to enhance the effectiveness of the evaluation process
    • Identify and implement best practices for recruiting, job descriptions, postings, interviewing, reference checks, onboarding and offboarding
    • Research and maintain knowledge of changing HR trends in the nonprofit field
    • Partner with teams to identify, plan and implement staff trainings (staff retreats, cohort meetings, learning sessions, outside trainings and conferences) that reinforce
    • Climate Reality’s values and focus on developing and retaining staff
    • Overall responsibility for payroll, benefits, administration, upkeep of employee manuals (for various states), annual staff trainings (such as anti-harassment trainings),
    • DEIJ trainings, management, and ensure compliance with local, state, US laws (with legal team)
    • Provide guidance and leadership to the human resources team
    • Assist with resolution of staffing issues, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues
    • Manage department employees to document personnel issues, provide professional direction and growth and conduct performance reviews
    • Manage HR department budget, contracts, invoices, and reimbursement
    • Oversee paid internship program

    Candidate Profile

    Successful candidates will demonstrate HR expertise as well as exceptional communications, coaching, project management, and relationship-building skills. They will be excited about applying all of these skills in a fast-growing, mission-based organization that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and catalyzing action to solve the climate crisis.

    While it is understood that no candidate will offer every desired skill and characteristic, the following offers a detailed, aspirational view of the ideal candidate profile.

    Values Alignment and Passion for the Mission

    • Authenticity, openness to embrace radical candor, strong collaborator and listener, and genuine passion for Climate Reality’s mission and vision
    • Ability to motivate and engage team members by ensuring that HR practices and internal cultures are aligned with and reflect core values and mission Understand what motivates Climate Reality’s talented staff to bring their best to what they do
    • They will lead by example, understanding that at times, empathy is an essential quality and have an eye consistently focused on the future and how to best adapt the organization to its changing environment
    • This leader will embrace the culture and they will have a collaborative spirit and a sense of humor
    • The Director will be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics and values — someone who can be trusted without reservation

    Human Resources Expertise

    • The Director will bring a proven track record of building, leading and/or executing a best-in-class human resource function with a superior understanding of staff development and talent management strategies
    • They will be an experienced professional with a strong expertise and background in multiple aspects of human resources, and will be a hands-on generalist, capable of leading the function individually
    • They will have the proven ability to establish and implement progressive systems and structures designed to support the development and engagement of staff and overall organizational goals

    Continuous Improvement and Change Management

    • Experience developing an environment of collaboration, transparency, and respect by strengthening working relationships between departments as well as team members and helping to identify and resolve work conflicts
    • Experience as a strategic partner to the Executive Team, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and designing and implementing solutions across all HR areas of focus, including people, talent, incentives, organizational structure, process, and culture, to build engagement and employee satisfaction Demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and continuously evaluating human resources policies and systems that support the mission and values of the organization and adhere with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements

    People and Relationship Management

    • Provide guidance and leadership to the human resources team
    • Assist with resolution of staffing issues, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues
    • Build and sustain open, collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders by leading with compassion, respect, and professional maturity
    • Create structure and space for difficult HR-related conversations by developing an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality

    Bolster a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    • Promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice by ensuring a safe and inclusive working environment, infusing these values throughout their work Partner with managers to define, embody, and champion Climate Reality’s culture and core values
    • Serve as a strong systems and culture carrier for the organization and encourage thoughtful communication and best practices in our work
    • Bring an intersectional lens to the work being done internally and externally

    Compensation & Benefits

    • The compensation range for the Human Resources Director role is $125,000 – 150,000.

    Contact

    Molly Brennan and Turner Delano of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email Molly and Turner directly at climaterealityhrsearch@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

    The Climate Reality Project is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Legislative Coordinator to work with the Engagement team. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and engagement and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis. 

    Legislative Coordinator

    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Legislative Coordinator to work with the Engagement team. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and engagement and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.

    General Overview: The Legislative Coordinator is responsible for supporting Climate Reality’s federal engagement campaign, Our Climate Moment™: Let’s Get to Work. Our Climate Moment mobilizes activists across the country to build unrelenting pressure on Congress and the Biden Administration to act quickly on targeted policy solutions that will: rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions; accelerate a just transition to clean energy and put the US on the path to net zero by 2050; create good green jobs across the country; invest in the frontline communities hit first and worst by fossil fuel pollution, climate change, and systemic racism, ensuring all Americans enjoy clean air and water and the opportunities to build the future they want; support fossil fuel workers and families through energy transition, creating jobs with a future so no one is left behind; reverse disastrous Trump Administration regulations that gutted environmental protections. This campaign focuses on a three-pronged approach of training US chapter leaders and members, working with and helping organize them to contact and meet with their federal representatives and staff; working in coalitions with other groups to advance collective goals and messaging; and amplifying the voices of Americans across the country demanding a just and green future for all.

    The Legislative Coordinator is responsible for supporting chapters running our federal advocacy campaign by guiding and tracking chapters’ campaign planning and execution, leadership development, and more. The Coordinator will provide project management support to Engagement staff, Policy staff and the Climate Reality interdepartmental working group. The Coordinator will provide support in: documenting Congressional contacts, setting federal official meetings for chapters, and documenting federal official meeting outcomes. The Coordinator will also assist with the planning and implementation of organizational events promoting federal action. This position is based in Washington, DC.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA. Relocating to Washington, DC will be required when our Washington, DC office safely re-opens post-pandemic (exact timing TBD).

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supporting and providing technical assistance to community and campus chapters running Our Climate Moment by: federal target mapping, community mapping of federal asks; scheduling and attending lobbying meetings; and building long-term relationships with their Members of Congress.
    • Coordinating monthly federal update calls for chapter point people participating in the campaign, as well as updating the online working group page with relevant campaign updates and resources.
    • Tracking progress of Our Climate Moment campaign and chapter development in coordination with the Chapter Support Team.
    • Supporting the creation of campaign materials such as toolkits, one pagers, FAQs, and educational technical information for both Chapters and public supporters.
    • Drafting scripts, recruitment materials, and other written materials as needed.
    • Supporting the ongoing training of chapters on federal engagement and organizing skills through developing Chapter Training Series curriculum content.
    • Attending priority states’ coalition calls to strengthen relationships with national and regional organizations.
    • Providing on-going support, follow-up, and leadership development focused on federal advocacy at Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings and/or days of action.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of legislative, policy, or political experience at the federal and/or state level.
    • Experience with organizing and/or volunteer engagement
    • Climate change experience preferred.
    • Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
    • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task.
    • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
    • Salesforce and/or EveryAction experience preferred.
    • Sense of urgency and good time management skills.
    • A dedication to solving the climate crisis.

    Salary and Benefits

    $50,000 - $60,000 Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.

    To Apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter to campaignjobs@climatereality.com

    The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    Full Time Schedule

    Location

    TEMPORARILY REMOTE
    Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
    ASSOCIATED LOCATION
    555 11th Street Northwest, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20004

     

    Internships

    Summer Special Projects Internship

    The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

    At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

    We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

    Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.

    We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.

    While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.

    Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the summer 2021 cycle: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

    Department Overview: The Climate Reality Project is looking for an intern to join our Special Projects team this summer to assist with research, program support, and logistics for our upcoming events. The Special Projects team plans, organizes, and executes events, including Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, to give changemakers the knowledge, networks, and tools to solve the climate crisis.

    Intern Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Researching background information on potential speakers and topics for upcoming Latin America and globally focused trainings;
    • Assisting with large-scale training events including organizing recruitment, event logistics, and registration assistance;
    • Responding to inquiries from the public as well as registrants and trainees regarding our upcoming training events;

    Required Qualifications

    • Familiarity with climate and energy-related issues;
    • Commitment to working toward an equitable climate movement for all;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Good attention to detail
    • Well organized;
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel and data management;
    • Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
    • Desired Qualifications
    • Experience and/or interest in researching climate and energy-related issues;
    • Prior work experience in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities;
    • Customer support or customer service experience.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line: Special Projects Internship. Also, let us know in your email with your submission of the job site where you found our posting.

    Summer Chapter Support Internship

    The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

    At the Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

    We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

    Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a diverse group of individuals who might choose a career in the climate change or environmental movement and to provide hands-on work experience.

    We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to a work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who works closely with them to help them navigate the organization, create overall objectives and to oversee their work plan

    While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.

    Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the Summer 2021 cycle: CA; CO; DC; FL; IL; MA; MD; ME; NC; NY; OR; PA; TN; and VA

    Department Overview:

    The Climate Reality Project Engagement team works to create strategic campaigns that empower people of all ages and provide synergy throughout the organization's various program areas to generate measurable impacts that drive towards Climate Reality’s mission.

    Intern Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Supporting Climate Reality’s Climate Leader Chapters and Campus Corps Chapters;
    • Supporting the Our Climate Moment: Let’s Get to Work and Climate Reality campaigns, specifically through Climate Reality Chapters;
    • Assisting with campaign and grassroots organizing tactics such as volunteer recruitment, coalition building, media engagement;
    • Assisting with the production of online and offline content and resources for campaigns and Climate Reality Chapters;
    • Researching and tracking Climate Reality Campaign related news;

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    Desired Qualifications

    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    • Creative problem solving and experience working on a team
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
    • Close attention to detail
    • Demonstrated commitment to solving the climate crisis
    • Experience in volunteer outreach and training
    • Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, the climate movement, and/or political campaigns
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training or experience

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line: Chapter Support Team Internship. Also, indicate in your email with your submission the job site where you found this posting.

    Summer CSN Internship

    The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

    At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

    We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

    Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.

    We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.

    While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.

    Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the summer 2021 cycle: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

    Department Overview:

    The Climate Speakers Network (CSN) is a program of The Climate Reality Project that leverages our experience educating over 30,000 Climate Leaders to train, support, and empower peer messengers working to connect climate change with their community. The CSN works with partner organizations to engage politically and culturally diverse communities who can reach out to their peers in the context of commonly shared values distinct to each audience. By leveraging peer messengers and shifting the narrative on climate change to focus on solutions, the Climate Speakers Network is expanding the chorus of voices calling for action.

    Intern Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Conducting grassroots outreach to event hosts and partner organizations.
    • Researching local community groups and engagement opportunities for the Climate Speakers Network.
    • Assisting with the organization and maintenance of the Climate Speakers Network database.
    • Assisting in recruitment, event coordination and logistics for full day and half day climate change peer-messenger trainings for domestic and international audiences.
    • Helping create event materials.
    • Depending on intern’s interests and experience additional responsibilities could include: researching international, national, state and local climate change impacts and solutions and creating presentations

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in-person and on the phone.
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior experience in environmental advocacy, grassroots organizing, or political campaigning.
    • Experience with Apple Keynote or PowerPoint.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line: CSN Internship. Also, indicate in your email with your submission the job site where you found this posting.

    Summer Strategic Partnerships Support Internship

    The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

    At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

    We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

    Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.

    We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.

    While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.

    Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the summer 2021 cycle: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

    Department Overview:

    Develops and manages partnerships with organizations across the climate community and beyond to develop joint outreach for Climate Reality sponsored events and for Climate Reality to support climate change focused events sponsored by other organizations.

    The Strategic Partnerships Department seeks a motivated and detail-oriented intern to provide program support to the Climate Justice for All Project Grants and the Climate Reality Climate Justice Initiative. This is an opportunity to gain experience working with community projects led by climate justice organizations in the U.S and to support the organization's internal development of climate justice programs

    Intern Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Research organizations serving and led by communities of color that may be interested in applying for a Climate Justice for All Grant.
    • Assists with the revision of project proposals and with the organization of the Grants Review Committee.
    • Assists in the preparation of materials, presentations or communications related to the Climate Justice Grants Program.
    • Support the participation of Climate Justice Grantees in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training to assure a quality experience.
    • Manage organizational Environmental Justice resource folder; work to compile additional resources that help inform Climate Reality’s climate justice lens.
    • Populate and manage Climate Justice calendar—include partner and Climate Speaker's Network events

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Ability to work effectively within a remote team structure
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized
    • Commitment to environmental justice and/or racial justice
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a compelling way

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience working with diverse communities or low-income groups
    • Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, grassroots organizing and/or the climate movement
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training or experience

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to internships@climatereality.com. Please use this subject line: Strategic Partnerships Support Internship. Also, indicate in your email with your submission the job site where you found this posting.