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Communication and Social Media Intern

Purpose: To engage past volunteers and increase awareness in the community about sustainability issues by using social media to maintain Green Light’s presence on the web.

Description: Intern will maintain all social media platforms to increase Green Light’s visibility on the web, including blog research and writing, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Opportunities to contribute to our newsletter as well

Ideal Candidate:
- Excellent writing skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Experience with social media.
- Passion in the environmental movement.

Hours: 8+ per week

Assistant Office Manager Intern

Purpose:To contribute to Green Light’s capacity to positively impact the environment and community through grassroots action.

Description: Interns will be responsible for helping the office run efficiently and smoothly by assisting with scheduling and preparing volunteer routes; maintaining the applicant database; entering volunteer waivers; training and overseeing office volunteers; training community volunteer groups when necessary; and support the implementation of the small business program.

Ideal Candidate:
- Attention to detail is a must. - Excellent communication skills and phone etiquette.
- Extremely organized.
- Both efficient and accurate at data entry.
- Interest in working in an office environment.

Hours:10+ a week

Green Light New Orleans Internship Program

Green Light New Orleans is looking for bright and environmentally conscious candidates to pursue and implement methods to directly enhance the effectiveness of our environmental grass-roots organization. Much of our internship positions involve office work, volunteer coordination, research, community outreach, and social/digital media.  We are looking to directly implement the results of our internships to develop key aspects that will provide for future success of Green Light locally and abroad. Interns are encouraged to think freely and will be allowed to pursue their ideas openly. internship datesWe are always looking to fill several positions during these time periods so if you are interested in learning more about non-profit work, looking to get more involved in the community while at the same time taking a part in the importance of energy efficiency and environmental justice, Green Light New Orleans is the place to be!

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Fall, summer and spring Internship Positions

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Purpose: To organize community volunteer days aimed at helping neighborhoods become more environmentally sustainable & engaging volunteers after their initial visit.

Description:With the support of the volunteer coordinator, the intern will organize and lead a bi-monthly community volunteer day. Duties include: creating an event plan; recruiting volunteers; advertising the event with neighbors and community partners; scheduling residents for installation and preparing volunteer routes; training volunteers; evaluating the success of the event and making adjustments each month.
Interns will also help develop and implement ways to engage volunteers after they leave.

Ideal Candidate:-Passionate about New Orleans neighborhoods and the environment.
-Experience with or interest in working with volunteers.
-Dependable with a proven ability to successfully meet and exceed goals.
-Excellent communication skills & public speaking
-Available for occasional Saturday work as well as several hours during the week.
-Regular access to a vehicle a plus.

Hours: 8+ per week


Assistant Garden Program Coordinator

Purpose: To create low-cost healthy food opportunities for New Orleans residents and lower community carbon emissions.

Description: Intern will assist Green Light’s Garden Coordinator with the following program duties:
Start seedlings, plant, water, weed, and harvest at our edible teaching garden; Implement a permaculture design for our edible teaching garden; Research grant opportunities; Help develop a planting guide and composting information sheet for our gardeners; Schedule garden builds, lead volunteers and assist with garden builds; Input garden applications and answer questions from phone-in applicants; Follow up with current gardeners to conduct surveys and track program success

Ideal Candidate:
-Some gardening knowledge.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Access to vehicle for transporting garden materials required.
-Passion about the environmental movement

Hours: 10+ per week

Green Light Goal Intern

Paid internship

Purpose: Working to implement the primary goal of the organization -- reduce energy consumption and environmental pollution by facilitating the installation of free energy efficient lighting for residents throughout Orleans Parish.

Description:The primary responsibility for this position is installing energy efficient lighting for residents of the New Orleans area in order to meet monthly energy reduction goals. Residents will drive to individual residences throughout the community not only installing light bulbs but engaging and educating residents about other methods of energy efficiency. Other responsibilities include conducting outreach, which may include canvassing, attending neighborhood meetings and recruiting volunteers. Monthly compensation per intern will be a $400 stipend which requires each intern to commit to at least 10 days per month. Interns will be reimbursed for fuel used to accomplish intern duties.

Ideal Candidate:
Good communication skills and ability to engage in proactive conversation with residents. Attention to detail is a must. This position will put Interns in sometime difficult situations - it is imperative to respect all community members without discrimination. Must work well in pairs and as part of a team. Availability 9-5 a few days a week. Must have a vehicle.

Hours:Currently there are no goal internships available.


Assistant Fundraising Program Coordinator

Purpose: To engage membership and raise funds to support programs that help New Orleans residents become more energy efficient and increase their household sustainability.

Description:Intern will conduct outreach to recruit new members, which may include conducting phone surveys to increase membership among past program participants; researching community outreach opportunities; assisting with current member stewardship; helping with newsletter, research grant opportunities or/and grant writing

Ideal Candidate:
- Excellent communication skills and phone etiquette.
- Some means of transportation.
- Flexible schedule.
- Interest in fundraising for a nonprofit.
- Willing to ask people for donations over the phone.
- Strong writing skills

Hours: 10+ per week

Application instructions: If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond by emailing your cover letter and resume with your preferred internshipposition as the subject.
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