Are you interested in a summer internship with RtE? This summer we will once again tour the country! Our goal is to educate music fans and environmentalists about our mission and the environmental issues on which we are working. We will be signing up new members and volunteers, as well as continuing to build relationships with musicians nationwide. We had great success during our 2013 Summer Tour with the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Black Crowes, Maroon 5, and the Allman Brothers Band, and we look forward to reaching even greater heights in 2014!
If you are interested in learning more about the Summer Outreach Intern positions in Colorado, please email us at RebeccaG@rocktheearth.org.
Rock the Earth: Regional Education & Outreach Intern
Rock the Earth (RtE) is a not-for-profit, national public interest environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America’s natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the worldwide environmental community. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others.
We seek motivated interns with a sincere interest in furthering environmental causes, community building, and a willingness to work hard to achieve those goals. RtE is growing and developing its membership and volunteer database through education and outreach at concert events and festivals throughout North America. During the school year, RtE Outreach Interns will work with the Executive Director, Program Director, national and regional volunteer staff, as well as local volunteers to operate education and outreach booths on behalf of Rock the Earth at a variety of music events. The energy, passion and motivation of the staff and intern team are essential to RtE’s success.
Regional Outreach Interns are responsible for assisting with the coordination of events and volunteers in their home metropolitan area to solicit new members and volunteers, educating patrons about the organization and important environmental issues upon which the organization is working, and promoting the organization to artists and other organizations regarding ways that the organization may collaborate with them.
Outreach to music communities through tabling at concerts and festivals, including educating the public about environmental issues, soliciting members and donations, and networking with musicians and environmental organizations.
Maintain & distribute booth & outreach materials including tabling equipment, newsletters, flyers, merchandise and PR materials.
Handling cash, check and credit card donations and maintaining confidentiality of membership contributions.
Assisting with volunteer training and oversight; overseeing tabling activities, including speaking with prospective members about the organization and environmental issues.
Reporting on events via the website, newsletter and regular updates to the Education & Outreach Committee.
Tracking all member and volunteer information in a membership database and performing follow-up duties as needed.
Investigating and obtaining some tabling opportunities within the metropolitan area.
Interest in and knowledge about general environmental issues and a diverse array of musical genres.
Excellent communication skills; Well-spoken and able to speak comfortably to a wide audience about music and environmental issues.
Well-organized, self-motivated and responsible.
Ability to perform physically demanding work and work extended hours.
Preference for college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with backgrounds in environmental sciences, music or law.
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
Training in public outreach and education, volunteer organizing, event planning, and membership solicitation and database tracking.
Tangible experience in public relations and event organization.
Admission to concerts and festivals, including breaks during slow periods to enjoy the music scene.
Working for an organization that benefits diverse communities.
Timeframe for Internship:
May 19, 2014 – October 17, 2014 (negotiable)
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and essay (no more than 500 words) as to why you would like to be a Regional Outreach Intern for Rock the Earth:
Non-traditional internship with varying days/hours which will allow for additional paid work on the side.
Opportunity to obtain college credit or scholarship.
Helping a new organization to grow in an exciting atmosphere.
By email:Rebecca Goldstone: Rebeccag@rocktheearth.org
For more information, please go to www.RockTheEarth.org or call 303-454-3304.