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Attention Graduates! Paid Training Opportunity with Green Corps

Posted: September 21, 2012

Attention Graduates! Paid Training Opportunity with Green Corps

Green Corps Early Application Deadline September 30th, 2012

Green Corps (the Field School for Environmental Organizing) is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. Green Corps runs a full-year paid training program for recent college graduates. Fellows receive classroom training and work with three different environmental non-profits on urgent campaigns throughout the year.

In Green Corps' year-long paid program, you'll get intensive training in the skills you'll need to make a difference in the world. You'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems (global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others) with groups such as Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, they'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit their web site:

In your year with Green Corps:

  • You'll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of "".
  • You'll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.
  • You'll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we're facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.
  • You'll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.
  • And when you graduate from the program, you'll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

In the next few months, they'll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2013-2014. They're looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you're one of those people, visit to apply to join the 2013-2014 class of Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps' year-long program begins in August 2013 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit or contact Aaron Myran, Recruitment Director, at

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