A part-time, voluntary opportunity based in Norwich
Are you interested in being part of the Green Party's breakthrough work in Norwich?
Norwich has one of the most successful local Green Parties in the UK, with the second highest number of Green councillors anywhere in the country. It is also the place where the party achieved its second best General Election result in 2010 (behind Brighton Pavilion, where Green MP Caroline Lucas was elected).
If you are passionate about politics and interested in gaining an insight into a political environment, this opportunity is well suited to you.
The Green Party is looking for volunteer interns in Norwich to help contribute to various aspects of our work. You will work with Green Party Councillors and other local activists to help with planning policies and campaigning to support and elect more Green Councillors.
The role will be wide-ranging, and will include (but may not be limited to):
- Policy research to help develop our manifesto for future elections
- On-the-ground campaign work and admin work
- The possibility of taking on a role of responsibility within the local party and gaining experience in a particular area.
This opportunity would particularly suit someone with:
- The ability to work efficiently in a team, often in an office environment
- Confidence in talking to members of the public
- A commitment to working towards social and environmental justice
- A basic understanding of Green Party values/policies, and a commitment to building on your knowledge of these.
The start and end dates for this placement is flexible - any time from now onwards. The hours of work will be flexible and arranged on negotiation, and you will be reimbursed for any necessary expenses. All relevant training will be provided.
To apply for this voluntary internship, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 611909.
Feedback from previous interns:
‘I was able to become directly involved in the workings of the local party and the overall campaign.’
‘Everybody was friendly and it was a lovely environment to work in.’
‘Before coming to the Green Party, I had very little knowledge of Local Government and the way they are run/elected. Throughout I found that I was learning constantly. The fact that my internship fell into the local elections also meant that I was well aware of political participation around Norwich, different political parties and their tactics as well as the engagement between local politicians and their wards/polling districts.’
You may also find the following websites offer green jobs in other organisations.
- StopDodo at www.environmentjobs.com
(Current university and sixth form students, and those graduating this summer)
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GOOD WAY TO SPEND THE SUMMER?
FUN, ETHICAL AND HELPING TO WORK FOR A GREEN FUTURE?
Norwich Green Party is looking for students to help with our campaigning in Norwich from July through to September. Norwich is a key area for the Green Party: we have the second largest number of Green Councillors in the country and the second highest Green vote share at the General Election.
Help from student volunteers this summer will make a real difference in our campaigning for a Green future. It will help the Green Party progress nationally: following our success in Brighton, Norwich is clearly the place with the best prospect of electing a second Green MP and a second Green-run Council.
We are looking for students who can help for anything from 1 week to 12 weeks during July, August or September. You can spend time in Norwich at any point in the summer and find out more about the reasons for the Green Party’s success here to date.
We can offer accommodation with a member of Norwich Green Party and pay expenses for travel/lunch where needed. We can be flexible about when you work but it would ideally include some evenings and weekends.
The work will mainly be on-the-ground campaigning: leafleting and canvassing residents in key parts of the city. There will also be opportunities to find out more about the running of the local party and the work of our local councillors and national Deputy Leader Adrian Ramsay. There may be opportunities for helping with research and campaigns/events on specific issues.