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Outreach Intern

Website Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Organization Background
Founded in 1969, Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is Missouri’s independent citizens’ environmental organization for clean water, clean air, clean energy, and a healthy environment. We envision a future where the people of Missouri, regardless of race, income, or geography, live in and demand a clean, safe, and protected environment, now and for generations to come. We work to achieve this vision through our mission of educating, organizing, and advocating in defense of Missouri’s people and their environment.

Our values, listed below, direct the mission-driven activities we undertake to achieve our vision. Collaboration – We learn from, nurture, and support other organizations and individuals working for environmental justice and protections. We recognize that we are stronger together.

  • Equity and Inclusion – We are committed to being inclusive in our work with partners,
    geographies, communities, and one another, and celebrate the contributions of our staff, supporters, partners, and volunteers. We acknowledge historical inequities and make intentional efforts to dismantle racist and other unjust systems.
  • Integrity – Our actions reflect our vision, our mission, and our values. We commit to continual learning, evaluation, reflection, and growth. The information we provide is accurate, reliable, factual, and science-based.
  • Sustainability – We are devoted to the environment because people are a part of nature and reliant on its biodiversity, stable climate, and unpolluted habitats for our survival.
  • Tenacity – We relentlessly champion the protection of Missouri’s people and their environment.

Position Overview
The Community Outreach Intern will support the Community Outreach Specialist in Kansas City with outreach and event coordination efforts for MCE. The main objective of this position is to spread awareness and understanding of MCE in the Kansas City area.

Position Responsibilities:
● Outreach to and relationship building with local nonprofits, businesses, and residents
● Assisting with event planning and coordination
● Table at events, markets or venues to spread awareness about MCE
● Other related duties as directed by the Community Outreach Specialist in Kansas City or the Executive Director
● Experience and/or comfort with working at public events
● Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines
● Comfortable speaking with the general public in urban and rural settings

● Ability to transport yourself to urban and rural event locations
● Passionate about the environment and conservation
Hours and Expectations
● 16 hours per week; Hours are flexible but the candidate must have some availability
during the 9-5 work week for meetings and have the ability to work evening or weekend
events. This position will be based remotely, with access to our office.
● Internship is from June to August; extending of the internship is optional
● Internship receives a $800 stipend that will be paid in two installments, $400 at the
midpoint and $400 at the end, and is eligible for college/university credit

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Makenna Nickens at [email protected]. Email subject line that reads “Outreach Internship”. Position open until filled.

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