Title: Chispa Policy and Campaigns Intern
Department: Community and Civic Engagement
Reports to: Chispa National Director
Location: Flexible (the intern may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Duration: 12 Weeks; September – December 2023 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $17.00 per hour
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
Chispa, a program of LCV, works to ensure that Latine communities and leaders have a strong voice in the movement for climate justice and within the environmental movement and influence the environmental policies and decisions that impact our health and environment. Based in the Community and Civic Engagement department, Chispa has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, and Texas.
LCV is seeking an Policy and Campaigns Intern who will support the Chispa program’s advocacy work related to federal climate investments and its Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign. This internship will provide an opportunity to apply an equity framework to policy advocacy, policy making and policy implementation. They will work with the Chispa National Director on a data analysis project on the siting of school bus depots and their impacts on low-income communities and communities of color. Special projects include analyzing different health equity and air quality metrics; testing and providing feedback on data tools; and, creating short- and long-form materials related to the data analysis findings for community members and decision makers. The Chispa Policy and Campaigns Intern will join a Fall 2023 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions.
LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.