CCCL Summer 2014 Internships

CCCL Summer 2014 Internships

Canada's Citizens Climate Lobby offers a supervised internship to students who wish to work with our organization during the Summer 2014 term (May-June).
Our National Headquarters are at 80 Elm St, Sudbury, ON P3C 1T2.

Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a growing organization of over 170 local groups in Canada and the U.S. that are pressing for progressive climate legislation. CCL takes the view that politicians generally do not create political will, rather they respond to it. Its volunteers therefore seek to educate the public through diverse media and to lobby elected representatives and governments to price carbon and undertake a phased transition to a green energy economy. CCL supports a direct fee on carbon-based fuels at the source, providing a market signal to invest in clean energy technology, while returning the fee’s revenue to households.

Our purposes are

1) To create the political will for legislative action to ensure a sustainable climate. 
2) To empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.

Advocacy, Social Media, Communications, Research and Event Support:
The placement combines advocacy, communications, technical support, research and assisting in event coordination. This placement is for students interested in citizen empowerment and advocacy in a volunteer US and Canadian movement to promote government action at the federal level to deal with climate change, in particular carbon pricing and transition to a green economy.

The intern could do any of the following:

  • Participate in advocacy work with other CCL members
  • Communicate electronically and by phone with CCL members as required and in a timely manner 
  • Write or edit letters to the editor, columns, articles, media releases and editorial packets 
  • Keep up to date on climate change science and current issues (materials provided) 
  • Assist in coordination of events locally and nationally
  • Research and write reports on climate change and the politicians we lobby 
  • Assist in the writing the Governance, Constitution and Policy and Procedures for our organization and thereby help Canada’s Citizens Climate Lobby gain not for profit status 
  • Help coordinate the local Sudbury group meetings (usually the first Saturday of the month) 
  • Participate in two monthly Citizens Climate Lobby calls for Canada, usually the 2nd  Monday of the month and 3rd Thursday of the month in the evening.
  • Take part in CCL teleconference calls for the international organizing team with Canada’s National Manager 
  • Help, maintain the Canadian CCL Facebook and Twitters pages: adding events and sharing links, as uploading articles, creating photo albums as well as creating and posting memes
  •  Learn or advance skills for Drupal by Webmastering the Canadian website at or Salesforce by maintaining our database
  • Hours per week and project assignments are negotiable and depend on the schedule and needs of the student. The work plan would be outlined cooperatively and in advance of placement.

• 3rd year university or beyond
• Excellent technical and communication skills for social, web-based and traditional media support
• Ability to organize time to provide regular monitoring and timely action
• Desire to learn skills that drive social change
• Knowledge of and interest in climate change issues and advocacy
• Excellent English oral and writing skills, maturity, dependability, punctuality
• Fluent French a useful asset

If interested please send contact: Cathy Orlando at or 705-929-4043