Jobs and Internships

2018 Temporary Field Organizer Position

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters, a statewide non-partisan environmental advocacy organization, seeks a Field Organizer to run issue and electoral field campaigns in primary general races for the General Assembly in Maryland. The temporary Field Organizer will be responsible for recruiting, engaging, and tracking the work of a committed group of volunteers.  She or he will be responsible for organizing phone banks, literature drops, and “Get out the Vote” (GOTV) activities.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and recruit volunteers.
  • Strategically activate volunteers and interns to contact and persuade environmental voters to support renewable energy legislation and to vote for endorsed candidates through targeted field campaigns.
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of volunteer and intern activities such as: phone banks, literature drops, on-line advocacy, and media outreach.
  • Coordinate outreach at community events, farmers markets, neighborhood festivals, forums, etc.
  • Plan and coordinate earned media such as holding press events and generating letters to the editor.

The following skills are required for the successful applicant:

  • Strong outreach and public speaking skills.
  • 1-2 years experience (either paid or volunteer) working on grassroots field campaigns.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

The following skills and experience are preferred for the successful applicant:

  • Experience with managing electoral field campaigns.
  • Experience with advocacy and environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of/experience with Maryland environmental issues.
  • Working knowledge of VAN and other database programs.

Compensation: Salary Range is $30,000 to 36,000 until early November. Non-exempt employee will be expected to work full time and is eligible for holidays and sick leave.

Position Requirements: This is a temporary, non-exempt position expected to last until early November. The position is based in Anne Arundel County but may require travel to neighboring counties. Evening and weekend hours are required to be successful. 

Availability: We seek to have the successful candidate start as soon as possible.

To Apply: To apply please submit resume and cover letter to dlipinski@mdlcv.org

Full description here.

Maryland LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

2018 Winter Internships

The Maryland LCV and LCV Education Fund are among Maryland's leading statewide advocacy organizations. We work in Annapolis to pass pro-conservation legislation and engage conservation minded voters on Election Day and beyond to hold elected officials accountable.
The internships begin on a rolling basis on January 3rd and end May 14th.. The internship is 10-20 hours a week.   Also occasional trips to Annapolis may be required. Interns must have reliable transportation and access to the internet and attend all three seminars. Interns must also be comfortable talking on the phone. Some evening and weekend hours are required to attend/ staff events. Candidate must be comfortable on the phone, strong writing skills and ability to work independently.
To apply, please fill out an application here or email resume and cover letter to info@mdlcv.org. For questions, email info@mdlcv.org- no calls please

Legislative- Annapolis – with remote work

-Reports to the Political Director
-Participate in legislative campaigns
-Assist in coalition meetings, and events
-Research candidates, legislators, and environmental issues
-Assist with the weekly legislative Hotlist

Fundraising research– Baltimore/ Annapolis

-Reports the Development Director
-Research donors and foundations
Skills required:
detail oriented, experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
-graphic design experience a plus

Event Planning for fundraising- Baltimore/ Annapolis
-Reports the Development Director
-phone calls for confirmation calls
-research on events
Skills required:
detail oriented, experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Docs

Media Coverage and Communications- Annapolis
-Reports to Communications Manager
-Works to increase email list
-Create content for social media and website
-Monitor local news sources for Maryland LCV coverage
-Draft press releases, blog posts, emails, and other content

Water Multimedia Design and Communications Intern Annapolis/Statewide
-Reports to Water Policy Advocate
- Develop creative multimedia messages
- Help create or edit materials for publications
- Improve layout, designs, and messaging of water and diversity related campaigns.
-Artists and graphic designers encouraged to apply.

Chispa - Baltimore/ Langley Park/ Annapolis

- Reports to Chispa Director
- Assist in development of messaging, communications, and campaign strategy
- Assist in community engagement efforts
- Attend local events and outreach opportunities
- Help coordinate and run volunteer activities
- Help design flyers and communications for events
- Spanish fluency preferred but not necessary

Clean Water Policy / Chesapeake Bay Advocacy- Annapolis/Statewide
-Reports to Water Policy Advocate
-Help coordinate campaign activities of environmental organizations all over Maryland
-Assist in development of messaging, communications, and campaign strategy
-Attend coalition and government meetings
-Environmental policy or communications background
Skills Required:
Detail oriented, ability to juggle a variety of tasks at once, experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Docs. Ability to generate concise memorandums (memos), letters, and detailed reports.
Preferred (but not required) skills:
Policy research and meeting facilitation experience is a plus. Watershed, conservation, and/or environmental science knowledge is an added bonus but not necessary. Experience and/or familiarity with Maryland state political arena desired but not required.