Internship

Advocacy Internship

Laudato Si’ Movement

Overview


Vacancy Description

About Laudato Si’ Movement (LSM)

Laudato Si’ Movement is an international network of Catholic people and 750 member organisations, all working together to develop solutions to the climate crisis. The Holy Spirit leads us, and we find joy and support in our faith and each other. We act at the forefront of faith-based efforts to protect the environment, and our work is very fast-paced, with multiple projects and priorities managed daily. We enjoy a collaborative working environment where everyone is committed to tackling the climate crisis with courage and love. We believe as Pope Francis said in Laudato Si’, that “truly, much can be done!”

About the role:

The LSM Secretariat is seeking an intern to help with the day to day contact and emailing, and administration of its Advocacy Program. LSM Prophetic Advocacy work is a developing program that cuts across the entire secretariat and members. We have many victories to date and plan to keep on responding to Pope Francis call to protect our common home.

If you are passionate about  growing prophetic advocacy: 

We heed “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (LS 49) by urging ambitious action for ecological and climate justice. We act in solidarity with communities that carry an unjust burden of the ecological crisis, including future generations. We strategically challenge structures of sin and call for “radical change” (LS 171), while being open to dialogue.  Our prophetic work is always nonpartisan and nonviolent.

Please do let us know by applying for this role.  

Key Responsibilities

The Advocacy Intern should be passionate about climate change and biodiversity. Their current or past studies or interest should feature around the above. The primary responsibilities of the intern will focus on;

  • Emailing partners and follow up
  • Follow up on relationships within projects, creating opportunities and collaborations.
  • Contribution to research.
  • Draft memos and letters.
  • Providing logistics support for conferences, meetings and events during the campaign
  • Management of various databases.
  • Assisting with essential project management (e.g., drafting meeting minutes, updating work plans, tracking budgets)
  • Take part in planning and campaign delivery processes and provide input.

Requirements

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Stone grounding in catholic Social Teaching and understanding of Catholic tradition
  • Education: Upper-level university student in environmental sciences, law, social studies, with a passion for fighting the climate crisis.
  • Management of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge and or prior experience in essential campaigning
  • Good writing and emailing skills
  • Ability to work in a remote online environment;
  • Collaborative attitude, availability of 20 hours  or more per week, and a spirit of initiative;
  • Ideally, an understanding of ecological issues and faith communities’ place in the environmental movement.
  • Comfort working in a faith-based organisation.

Languages: Fluent English is required, and professional French or Spanish is strongly preferred.

Location: Open to worldwide candidates. Preference for candidates from Africa and Europe.

Work Environment: Remote. It will be based at home.

Type: This is an internship program, and a stipend may be offered depending on local/legal requirements. This position will last for six months to one year.

To apply:

Please send a résumé and a cover letter (near 400 words) explaining why you are interested in this internship.





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