Volunteer Researcher and/or Writer
At the Sustainable Politician Project, we research and vet congressional (and presidential) candidates for the platforms on sustainability, with an emphasis on regional environmental issues. This position gives volunteers the opportunity to put their research skills to use as we gather information to be written into concise articles about congressional candidates.
Please read more below . . .
The Problem this Project Addresses
Sustainable Politician Project is a tool to help American voters find sustainably-minded politicians that support environmental causes, initiatives, and legislation. We publish reviews of â€œgreenâ€ federal congressional and presidential candidates to help inform voters. Each review for each countyâ€™ssustainable candidate ranking is based on past experience (if applicable) and commitment to environmentalism. This project is dedicated to addressing the issue of environmental policy and politicians-- and ensuring that we help make the greenest votes matter the most.
Region or Country Benefited by this Project
The United States of America is our primary target, but we know that the US has historically led worldwide initiatives when it comes to industry reforms.
Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work?
This is a remote position that is done primarily through Google drive and various social media platforms.
The Person or Team at Your Organization Heading this Project
Tara Bayer and Jesse Magnan are the founders of this project and you will be reporting directly to them.
Tara Bayer (see LinkedIn )
Jesse Magnan (see LinkedIn)
Academic Field, Expertise, Academic Level, and/or Experience Desired
Sustainable Politician Project is open to volunteers of all ages, walks of life and careers. We evaluate positions and roles based on writing samples, so please send us a short writing sample if you are interested in volunteering.
We accept volunteers throughout the election process. Start and end dates are flexible and can be worked around your schedule.
Volunteers can work with us for their preferred duration. If they only want to research and write one article, that works for us, if they are in it for the long haul-- we welcome you too!
Commitment Hours per Week
Flexible, but article deadlines are not.
Language Skills Required
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.
How to Apply
Please send a short writing sample with an introduction of who you are and why you want to volunteer at the Sustainable Politician Project to:
contact [AT] sustainablepoliticianproject [DOT] com
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.