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Earthworks is hiring. We’re looking for the right folks to help us in our mission to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.

Currently open positions


Foundation Relations Officer

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development in the U.S. and worldwide. We fulfill our mission by supporting communities and grassroots groups, by publicizing the environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of mining and drilling, and by working to improve government policies and corporate practices.

Earthworks currently raises between $1.5 million and $2 million annually from nearly 35 foundations that recognize the leadership role that the organization plays in environmental protection and extractive industries accountability.  On a growth trajectory, Earthworks seeks a full-time Foundation Relations Officer to manage proposal development, reporting, and stewardship in order to strengthen partnerships with existing and new foundation funders.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Foundation Relations Officer will be the primary writer for proposals and reports and will build and maintain systems for establishing strong ties with foundation partners. Specific responsibilities include:

Proposal Development and Reporting

Planning, Research and Briefing

Grants Management

In collaboration with the Development Director and Finance and Administration Manager:

Administration of Systems around Foundation Relations

The Foundation Relations Officer will also undertake special projects as assigned by the Development Director.

Requirements

The ideal candidate for Earthworks' Foundation Relations Officer will possess the following training, skills, and attributes:

A working knowledge of environmental issues and the universe of foundations that fund environmental protection is ideal.

Position

This position is full-time with health, dental, and other benefits. The location is negotiable, with a strong preference for the candidate to be based in one of Earthworks’ office locations (Washington, DC, Oakland, CA, Durango, CO, or Missoula, MT). Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer.

Application

Send your application by email to jobs@earthworksaction.org. With a resume, please submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and a writing sample, preferably a successful grant proposal.


International Program Intern

About us:

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy extraction. We are headquartered in Washington, DC. We are looking for an intern for our International Program.

The International Program works on international mining policy and works with mining-affected communities, grassroots organizations, and other national and international NGOs. These include partners in Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Ghana, Romania and elsewhere.

We also run the No Dirty Gold campaign, a public pressure campaign to educate consumers and retailers about gold mining and to enlist their support in changing the way gold is mined. The campaign has made tremendous strides in raising the profile of gold mining impacts and has garnered national and international attention.

About the position:

The intern will be involved in conducting research, writing campaign materials, supporting outreach activities, and helping to maintain websites and news lists. The intern may also assist staff with general support in administration and outreach to members and partner organizations.

We are seeking an intern with an interest in environmental and social justice campaigns and international grassroots work in support of local communities. We will consider graduate students, college graduates, and advanced undergraduate students. Applicants should be self-motivated and have excellent organizational, communication, research, and computer skills. Potential interns also possess a commitment to working for respect of human rights and environmental protection. Proficiency in Spanish is helpful but not required.

Interns work out of our DC office. We are able to provide a stipend to cover intern commuting costs. If you are a student, we will be glad to help you earn credit for your work. We require a minimum three month commitment but can be flexible on starting and ending dates. We are currently looking for someone to start January 2014, and are interested in part-time interns.

Qualifications:
- Interest in environmental and social justice issues, particularly around extractives

- Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
- Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week (some time will be in the field/remote)
- Strong research and written communication skills

To apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@earthworksaction.org. Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date. Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.

 


Program Communications Intern

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

The Program Research and Writing Intern will work closely with our program staff and communications team to update and create new fact-based issue pages for our website. Our key issues are fracking and hard rock mining, and our issue pages range in topic from the 1873 Mining Law to noise pollution from fracking operations.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent research and writing skills. This is the perfect internship for students looking to learn more about the non-profit world, make connections and start building their resume.

While Earthworks is based in Washington, DC we welcome remote applicants and would be happy to have an intern that works from home/their dorm room.

Qualifications:
-Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
-Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week
-Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
-Commitment to the environment
-Advanced computer or language skills are a plus

To apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@earthworksaction.org. Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date. Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.

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