The Wilderness Society’s “Protect Our Parks” campaign is looking for motivated students to help us protect the Wilderness and Antiquities Acts. These important programs have protected valuable pieces of our natural and cultural heritage, including Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Wayne National Forests. However, there are frequent attempts to weaken or repeal these programs in Congress, so it is important to show elected officials that Americans care deeply about protecting public lands. Over the next several months, we will be organizing community events, working with the media, collecting petition signatures, and building a broad coalition of local groups to protect public lands.
Interns will lead and assist with a wide variety of campaign tasks. Good verbal and writing skills are important as interns will recruit and train volunteers, lead meetings, and communicate with media outlets. Applicants should be willing to devote 10-15 hours per week to campaign work, but schedules can be adjusted to accommodate class, work, and personal preferences.
The online application can be found here.