*Not remote*Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is hiring entry-level campaign staff to help protect New York’s air, land, and water quality. Work with us throughout the Fall or Winter as an intern to promote science-based, environmentally sound legislation and make an impact on long term sustainability in New York. CCE has had over 45 legislative victories since 1985 from our grassroots-community outreach!
In recent years, high profile incidents of drinking water contamination in New York communities have highlighted the critical need to improve drinking water protection. Emerging contaminants have polluted drinking water supplies in communities across New York State, often at levels above federal health guidelines. Unfortunately, due to a lack of testing, residents have been left in the dark when dangerous chemicals are lurking in their drinking water. Every New Yorker deserves the right to know if there are dangerous emerging contaminants in their drinking water!
New York State Must Act to Protect our Drinking Water!
To address the growing threat of emerging contaminants in drinking water, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation to significantly expand drinking water testing. The legislation would:
· Expand testing of our drinking water for more contaminates. Establish the state’s first list of emerging contaminants and require that every drinking water system test for these contaminates. The bill lists a minimum 40 emerging contaminants that all New York public water systems must test for in drinking water. The list includes chemicals known to occur in some NY water systems, as well as new and emerging threats, including many PFAS chemicals (e.g. GenX). The NYS Department of Health would also be required to update the list at least every three years to ensure that all communities are testing for the most up-to-date list of emerging contaminants.
· Close the loophole for smaller water systems. Smaller water systems, which serve less than 10,000 residents, would have to test for emerging contaminants. This would help protect the drinking water for an additional 2.5 million New Yorkers!
Now, we need Governor Hochul to sign this critical legislation into law to protect the drinking water of all New Yorkers! New Yorkers need clean water!
If this is you, apply today! Previous campaign experience is preferred, but not mandatory.
CCE’s campaign staff is responsible for engaging with community members, building our grassroots network, and getting our supporters involved. You will work on a home-to-home basis collecting petition signatures, fundraising, and generating public comments to key elected officials to get the legislation passed! Qualified applicants will be energetic and outgoing, with a real commitment to environmental protection.
-Opportunity for weekly performance bonuses
-Advancement and travel opportunities within our nationwide network of nonprofits for environmental and social-justice causes
Hours are Monday-Friday 2pm-10:30pm. Part time is available, with a required commitment of at least 3 days a week.
Full time pay is $500-800/week with opportunity for bonuses.
Job Types: Full time, Part-time
Salary: $500-800/ per week
-High school or equivalent (Required)
-Syracuse, New York (Required)
Hours per week:
This job is ideal for someone who is:
Dependable– more reliable than spontaneous
People oriented– enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible– enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Detail oriented– would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
Achievement-oriented–enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/independent–enjoys working with little direction
Schedule: Monday to Friday