Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Save America’s Forests

Washington, DC

Save America's Forests is a nationwide educational and organizing campaign working to change United States policy to protect and restore America's last wild and natural forests. We provide support to environmental and citizens groups and business in our coalition, and represent their views to Congress, the Administration, and the national press. We promote legislation that will end logging in the last Ancient Forests on our federal forestlands, end clearcutting and restore the native biodiversity of these forests, and protect places like the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

In addition, we work to protect forests around the world and the indigenous peoples who live in them. We have a major campaign to protect forests of the Napo Moist Forest Region in the Amazon of Ecuador and Peru. These forests are not only the most biologically diverse forests in the world, but they also are inhabited by thousands of indigenous people of different groups, including some who are uncontacted and live as traditional hunter-gatherers with no modern tools of any sort.

Internships are available for students with a background in ecology, forest protection, and politics. 

Preference -- is given to candidates with experience in environmental or legislative organizing.  Applicant must possess excellent writing and typing ability, a desire to learn and improve skills, and a strong personal belief in forest protection. Advanced skills in web design, science writing and research, and/or publishing a strong plus. Fluent Spanish is important for work on the Amazon project. Both teamwork and independent initiative will be important aspects of this position. 

Assignments vary -- from lobbying Congressional staff and research projects to data base management and membership mailings. Opportunities to meet and assist U.S. forest activists and indigenous forest people from all parts of the United States and overseas. Minimum work commitment: one semester, spring, summer, or fall, with minimum attendance of three days per week.

To apply -- please email Word documents or pdf attachments for the following to intern@SaveAmericasForests.org

  • a cover letter
  • your resume
  • one or two recent writing samples, one preferably about the environment
  • a list of 2 or 3 references