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C1. Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Program for Environment, Journalism, Law or Political Science students

As a part of its community service, Intelligentsia International cooperates with other non-profit organizations to influence SW Florida various environmental policies, in order to bring positive changes to related issues. Advocating new, environment friendly approaches is a challenging task, as needed long term political decisions often don't match short term vision of decision makers.

We are seeking motivated students, ready to take on these challenges and willing to help with implementing improvements to current (often insufficient) environmental policies. Participants will have an opportunity to assist during all stages of our ambitious plans and therefore enhance their knowledge in environmental issues, lobbying strategies, law procedures and water management policies.


List of main tasks:

  • Learn about existing policies regarding specific policies issue;
  • Research on other organizations involved in that specific issue;
  • Conduct networking and ideas sharing with matching partners;
  • Document positions of key players and other involved parties;
  • Learn about fundraising and media interacting to achieve project objectives;
  • Learn about commercial and and social factors influencing newly developed policies implementation;
  • Critically asses current situation and suggest improvements;
  • Deliver presentations to involved groups and general public;
  • Based on feedback, improve initially suggested solutions;
  • Advocate your positions to decision makers.

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Do I fit the position?
If you are interested in engineering and feel a strong inclination to try your hand on this career path, then we encourage you to join us.

I am interested in this project, when can I come?
Our projects are ongoing, so you can apply any time. If you are a non US student, make sure that you have enough time for obtaining your visa.

When should I buy a flight ticket to Florida?
Consider your travel agent "first minute" and "last minute" offers, as these might be way cheaper than ordinary tickets. We recommend buying a flight ticket only after you obtain your US visa though.

How do I learn more or apply?
Submit On-line Application button at the bottom of this page.

I can't submit on line application. Can you help me?
If you face some technical difficulties, please download the Application form in Word, complete and email back to us with your CV and Cover Letter attached.


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