Summer/Fall Internship Announcement

This is an Unpaid Internship


About the Renew Oregon Grass Roots Field Internship 

Renew Oregon is building a massive grassroots campaign to fight climate change and hold corporate polluters accountable.  This summer and fall we’re kicking off a major volunteer-training effort to identify qualified volunteers, train them to be effective campaign agents, and prepare Oregon for a statewide campaign to account for the true cost of carbon pollution.  By teaching students how to lead meaningful conversations with friends and neighbors, our interns will gain first-hand experience crafting and executing our campaign’s field plan.

Our interns will help us persuade and mobilize voters in targeted districts; they’ll learn the basics of campaign structure and field planning, and will gain in-depth experience with traditional field tactics – including voter persuasion and turnout, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, and data-management.  Interns will gain professional political organizing skills and may have the opportunity to become fulltime field organizing staff

We welcome large time commitments but ask for a minimum of 10-15 hours per week and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  This internship is unpaid but we are willing to work with your institution on gaining academic credit if applicable. 

Weekly Responsibilities

Weekly responsibilities may vary, but will include:

  • Coordinate volunteer events and help manage logistics, preparation and attendance

  • Help manage and process data

  • Participate in trainings on grassroots organizing, skill-building and leadership development

  • Direct voter contact alongside campaign staff and volunteers; Outreach includes: volunteer recruitment, canvassing, phone banking, and mobilizing voters to support key local or legislative priorities

  • An Individual outreach project: Specifics TBD with each intern, but will generally involve targeted recruitment or outreach programs over which each intern will have direct ownership 


  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously

  • Commitment to environmental justice

  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Outgoing, willingness to approach and persuade undecided voters on political issues

  • Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Suite and Google Docs

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work with volunteers


Applications are accepted until all positions are filled, and Renew Oregon will begin filling positions immediately.  For consideration, please submit your application to and specify “Field Intern” in the subject line

Application should include a resume or essay demonstrating qualifications and interest.

Renew Oregon is committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment.  People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse identities are encouraged to apply.