Apply to be an Uplift Organizing Fellow!
Uplift is looking for young leaders (ages 17-30) who are passionate about climate justice and feel connected to the Colorado Plateau and greater Southwest region. Uplift is committed to centering frontline communities and specifically seeking leadership from people of color, Indigenous, queer and trans, disabled, migrant, and undocumented youth.
This fellowship is an opportunity for young organizers and activists to grow their grassroots organizing skills with the Southwest's regional climate justice movement. Fellows will plan the annual Uplift Climate Conference, undergo intensive training in climate justice, social movements, and organizing strategies and skills, and be partnered with and build capacity for a grassroots campaign in their community. Thus, this fellowship is a mixture of coordinating Uplift programs with other young leaders across the region and engaging in grassroots organizing within your local community.
Fellows are expected to work 30-40 hours/week from June 1-August 10, and 1-3 hours/week from August 10 until the annual Uplift Conference on September 11-13, 2020. During the summer, 10-15 hours a week will be dedicated towards grassroots organizing, and the remaining hours will be spent planning the Uplift conference and undergoing trainings and skill development. This is a paid fellowship.
TO APPLY: Please fill out this form by March 27. You may also send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You are not required to send a resume, but it may help us get a better sense of your experiences. If you would like to work on the application outside of this google form first, you can find the questions in this google doc: https://docs.google.com/...giavCE/edit?usp=sharing
What is Uplift?
Uplift is a youth-led, grassroots organization. Our mission is to connect, train, and mobilize young people for climate justice across the Colorado Plateau and greater Southwest. We organize the annual Uplift Climate Conference, which provides a platform for growing the youth climate justice movement, celebrating our stories, and training young people to take action. We are building a strategy to coordinate nonviolent direct actions across the region through grassroots partners and distributed Uplift chapters. Learn more about our movement and our annual conference at http://upliftclimate.org
Why be a fellow?
As a youth-led, grassroots movement, Uplift inspires hope for climate justice on the Colorado Plateau. The region’s frontline communities and wild places face daunting threats--from extreme extraction to megadrought. Uplift’s 2020 Climate Conference will play a critical role in building unity, educating, and sparking action for needed change. Fellows will experience the joy of bringing together hundreds of passionate, young climate justice advocates, gain skills through organizing with grassroots campaigns in their community, and receive training from skilled organizers in the region.
*Connections with young leaders across the Colorado Plateau
*Community organizing skills
*Experience in event planning and creative activism
*Relationships with grassroots climate justice leaders
Fellows are expected to:
*Work 30-40 hours/week from June 1-August 10 and 1-3 hours/week until the Uplift Conference on September 11-13, 2020
*Be available to attend a training and retreat June 1-5 (all travel and meals will be covered)
*Attend the Uplift Climate Conference September 11-13, 2020 (travel and registration covered)
*Be responsive, communicative, and reply to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
*Have good time-management and problem-solving skills
*Be able to work well in a group and ready to take initiative
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