Good Jobs, Green Jobs Event Planning Intern
The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an innovative national partnership of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The Blue Green Alliance unites more than 14 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. More information about the BGA and our positions can be found at www.bluegreenalliance.org .
The Internship is a full to part-time position that will start September 1, 2011 and run through May 20, 2012. This position supports the work of the Conference and Events Program Team and helps in the planning and execution of the four 2012 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences taking place in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Detroit from February to May of 2012. This position is ideal for someone wishing to gain experience in event coordination, overall administration and content programming as well as outreach coordination. The position offers exposure to top environmental, labor and academic organizations, as well as industry leaders and government and political institutions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
§ Assisting BGA’s Conference and Events Program Team in all aspects of planning and preparation for the 2012 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences
§ Staffing and coordinating various Working Groups — including Programming and Outreach — of the 2012 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences
§ Supervising the Program Development process to include participation from the four Regional Steering Committees
§ Helping execute an outreach plan to ensure the participation of labor, environmental and community organizations; businesses and industries; federal, state and local agencies and others from states in each region
§ Managing regular communications and updates on planning to BGA staff and partners
§ Tracking various lists, commitments and registration
§ Assisting with overall administrative functions, as well as constructing tracking processes
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with or knowledge of the environmental and labor movements is a significant plus but is not necessary. Familiarity with office procedures and conference or event planning experience are also very helpful.
- 1-2 years relevant experience preferred
- College degree in relevant field or equivalent legislative/office experience
- Exceptional attention to detail and proven ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office and use of Excel, Word and internet research capabilities
- Very strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively in action-oriented office
- Willingness and ability to live in DC area
- A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance
Salary: This position in unpaid.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for 3 references to Erin Kelly at email@example.com  (title e-mail “GJGJ internship application”). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The BlueGreen Alliance is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. No phone calls please.