Young Friends of the Earth Internship

 

New Intern

We are delighted to announce we are hiring for a new intern to support our Young Friends of the Earth activists!

For more information please or to apply please contact heather@foe.ie, closing date 19th November.

The Opportunity
Friends of the Earth is recruiting an intern to participate in our annual internship programme. The successful candidate will support our campaign mobilization and activism work. The role will have a particular focus on developing the capacity of the Young Friends of the Earth network in Ireland.
Your role as Young Friends of the Earth intern will be to support and sustain the growth of a dynamic and diverse youth network that empowers young people to campaign for environmental and social justice.

The Organization
Friends of the Earth (www.foe.ie) is the Irish member of the world’s largest network of environmental groups with over one million supporters and campaigners organized in 70 countries (www.foei.org). Launched in Ireland in 2004, our priority campaign has been on passing a Climate Bill in Ireland. This will be passed by the end of the year. We also campaign for the promotion of renewable energies and are against further fossil fuel extraction. Friends of the Earth plays a leading role in the Stop Climate Chaos coalition which brings together environmental, overseas aid and faith groups to campaign for Ireland to do its fair share to prevent runaway climate change and promote climate justice.

The Commitment
This post is for 20 hours a week for six months (the duration is negotiable and can also be extended in certain circumstances). The intern will be based in our Dublin office and will be responsible to the Activism Coordinator.
The allocation of weekly hours will be agreed upon with the Activism Coordinator and can be organized to fit in around other commitments the intern may have.
The work plan for the intern will take into consideration the different capacities and skills the intern can bring to the position and how best these can be utilised to the benefit of the work within the organization as well as how the work might best benefit the learning objectives of the intern.
This internship is on a voluntary basis. However, there will be a small allowance to cover transport and lunch.

The Application Process
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter and contact details for two references by e-mail with the subject heading ‘Young Friends of the Earth Internship’ to heather@foe.ie. Closing date: Thursday 19th November 2015.
We encourage applications from people of any ethnic, social and religious background, sexual orientation and gender identity. We particularly encourage applications from people who are or who feel under-represented in the environmental movement. The working language in the FoE Ireland office is English, but participants are not expected to be native speakers.

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Friends of the Earth
9 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2
Ireland Tel. 01-6394652
www.foe.ie
www.youngfoe.ie

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Young Friends of the Earth Intern Job Description

Young Friends of the Earth
Young FoE, a youth network within Friends of the Earth, was created in 2009 by and for young people wishing to campaign for environmental justice and sustainability in Ireland. We are looking for a dynamic coordinator to help us strengthen the network.

The Opportunity
This is a unique opportunity to join a young, forward thinking team, to learn fast and to take on considerable levels of responsibility supporting FoE on issues including climate justice and energy. Friends of the Earth campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment and is part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International. Your role as Young Friends of the Earth intern will be to build and maintain a dynamic and diverse youth network that empowers young people to campaign for environmental justice and sustainability. Your objectives will be to:

• Facilitate the Young Friends of the Earth network to decide on, plan and take action for environmental and social justice.
• Promote membership and participation in Young Friends of the Earth and the empowerment of individual members.
• Be creative in contributing to and supporting ideas for activities for Young Friends of the Earth.
• Develop strategies to build the capacity and sustainability of Young Friends of the Earth.
• Facilitate communication and interaction between Friends of the Earth and Young Friends of the Earth.

Essential Skills
– Commitment to the values, vision and mission of Friends of the Earth
– Experience in building capacity amongst volunteers within an environmental or social justice group
– A natural communicator and relationship builder
– Experience in facilitating group meetings and supporting groups in making decisions
– Fluent English
– Self motivated and organised
– High levels of motivation, good team player, confident telephone skills, creativity, flexibility, sense of humour, political awareness

Desirable Skills
– Experience in delivering training to youth groups
– Experience in writing action guides and resource packs for youth groups
– Familiarity with the Irish environmental movement
– Web design
– Video Editing

The Commitment
This is an unpaid internship. The intern will be based in our office in Dublin and responsible to the Activism Coordinator. Friends of the Earth will provide office space, supervision, training where possible and references. Occasional weekend and evening work hours, and travel to Europe will be required as part of this position. After this intern period there is the possibility to prolong the position depending on the needs of the youth network.

The Application Process
Please send a cover letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the needs of the position, your resume/CV and contact details for two references by e-mail with the subject heading ‘Young Friends of the Earth Internship’ to heather@foe.ie.
Closing date: Thursday 19th November 2015.

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