Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL), established in 2012, is on a mission to educate local Latino elected officials on water policy to promote timely and equitable actions that ensure a robust economy, healthy communities, and a resilient environment for all Californians. WELL hosts annual conferences, regional workshops, and fellowship programs to educate elected leaders on the most pressing water issues in California.
Legislative Workshop Intern Position
WELL is currently recruiting fellows for our flagship program UnTapped, preparing for a series of state-wide legislative workshops, and designing a new exciting network of past and current WELL Fellows. The primary scope of the intern’s work will be to engage and assist in the design and implementation of these projects, particularly the legislative workshops.
The Legislative Water Workshops are an opportunity for State Legislators to participate in focused discussions with local elected officials in their district about water issues impacting the region. Each Workshop is a half-day session (lasting 3-4 hours) held at a local, central venue within the district.
The intern will also have the opportunity to research water policy involved in the educational programming for these events, as well as pitch-in innovative ways of engaging public officials and educating them about water management, environmental justice, and leadership development in general. Additionally, interns will assist WELL’s staff on fundraising, administrative and other day-to-day tasks.
The WELL Internship Program is a unique opportunity for students to learn about environmental justice and management from the perspective of a non-profit organization.
“WELL provided a hands-on opportunity for me to learn about environmental career opportunities, work in administration and communication, and develop my own project in an environment of people who truly cared about my success. The experience has given me the skills and knowledge to land internships and jobs in the future and has helped guide my university education.”
-Teresa Gonzalez, Environmental Studies Sophomore at UC Santa Barbara
“Interning at WELL has taught me to further acknowledge the value of organizing at the local level. Being an Intern at WELL was also rewarding because I was encouraged to develop my own research project where I worked directly with local elected Latinx leaders. In all, the WELL internship enabled me to grow as a learner, researcher, and environmental justice advocate.”
– Selena Melgoza, Society and Environment (Global Environmental Politics) Junior at UC Berkeley
- Must be currently enrolled in a local accredited college or university pursuing a major in Public Policy and/or Affairs, Political Science, Environmental Science, Nonprofit Management, or related disciplines.
- Must be able to work part-time (10-12 hours/week) for the duration of the fall semester.
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office software – excel, word, powerpoint and Google Suite.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen attention to detail.
- Excellent customer service skills with a professional demeanor.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Strong interest in environmental justice, water issues, and Latino communities.
- Very big appetite to learn.
- Flexible to a rigorous work environment.
- Willingness to push themselves to the discovery of new potential skills and interests.
- Team player with staff, consultants, and elected officials
Time Commitment and Schedule
This is a part-time job opportunity. The intern should be able to commit 10 hours of work/week for the duration of their fall semester or quarter. Schedules will be proposed by the intern and approved by WELL’s staff according to workload and needs.
This is an unpaid position. School credit and internship evaluations should be arranged directly with the student’s advisor.
How to Apply
Submit CV and Cover Letter electronically to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The deadline to apply for a Fall 2019 Intern position is August 16, 2019.
Water Education for Latino Leaders, a project of Community Partners®, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.