We’re the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers.
Are you determined to make the biggest positive impact you can on issues such as climate change and clean water, but you don’t know where to start? Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:
LEARN SKILLS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public and build the organizations and political support needed to save our planet.
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE ON REAL CAMPAIGNS
The bulk of your training will come through hands-on experience. You will use the skills you learn in your classroom training to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day.
Over the course of the year, you’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working in a variety of communities.
Last fall, for example, eight organizers worked to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling, developing 80 volunteer leaders to continue the campaign going forward. In the spring, another Green Corps team worked to move a major South Carolina utility to 100 percent clean energy, building a coalition of 67 businesses in support of moving the state toward clean energy.
LAUNCH YOUR ORGANIZING CAREER
After our training program, we connect graduates with organizing jobs in the environmental and social change movement. Many of these groups need trained organizers to run their campaigns, and most Green Corps graduates are able to find professional positions immediately.
For 28 years, our alumni have been infusing the environmental movement with the visionary ideas and organizing know-how to make a significant impact on some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
LOCATION AND COMPENSATION
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500 in the first year. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Green Corps organizers go where the environment needs them, and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country, and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.
Green Corps will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.