Application Deadline: March 30, 2012
Position Title: Internship
Employer: ioby (www.ioby.org)

ioby (eye-OH-be) seeks an intern interested in working with our organization in the non-profit sector of New York City’s environmental community. An intern would benefit from a behind the scenes look at how a non-profit organization works with citizen-activists and community members to enact tangible environmental change.

ioby stands for in our backyards. Founded in 2008, ioby is a young, dynamic startup and the only online micro-philanthropic initiative that encourages local civic environmental action among neighbors.

“It has been so eye opening to me to intern at ioby. I knew what the technical definition of a non-profit was before I started, but now I’ve learned what it means to truly give to a cause you believe in. It is amazing to see the steps involved in making an idea into reality. There are so many partnerships between interns, staff, other non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The love and energy that goes into rallying a group of people behind a really great cause like making sure folks without a supermarket in central Brooklyn get access to fresh food has really given me both an inspirational and grounded perspective of what is possible” MarioGiampieri, NYU environmental studies major, class of 2012.

To learn more, visit us at www.ioby.org.

The intern will have a range of duties, which may include many of the following, depending on his or her interests and skill set:

• Coordinating ioby participation in outreach events in NYC’s five boroughs

• Providing technical assistance and resources to NYC-based project groups

• Developing resource materials for project groups

• Writing and editing the ioby blog

• Planning online content, videos and photo development

• Researching and producing useful data on a variety of topics, including: NYC environmental problems and environmental justice statistics; measurable uses and benefits of online social networking for the environmental movement; statistics of charitable giving

• Assisting with development and implementation of strategies for corporate/business outreach, community outreach, or marketing

• Working with staff, other volunteers, and interns on a variety of other tasks

Perks:

- Insider track to events, knowledge and leaders in the NYC environmental world

- Training to lead participatory community projects and visioning workshops

- Behind the scenes access to website fundraising innovation

- Working with a small innovative team with 20+ years of experience in community organizing, urban planning, water management, journalism, environmental policy, climate change, poverty issues, political organizing and CRM website development.

- Flexibility to develop own project with support and advice from our team.

- Free coffee

Qualifications:

Applicants should be college or graduate students in the New York City area enthusiastic about green initiatives and environmental justice in NYC. Applicants should also have strong writing and organizational skills, be outgoing, dependable, use social media, have awesome ideas, and be comfortable with public speaking. Fluency in Spanish is a bonus.

To Apply:

Email your resume and a short cover letter describing what you think you will bring to ioby, your academic focus and/or goals (if applicable), what you wish to get out of an internship experience, and available days/hours to Helen Ho(Helen@ioby.org) by March 30, 2012. Please use “Internship Application” as the subject line.

Details: This internship is stipended position. Approximately 30 hours a week with flexibility to work some nights and weekends at special events. We are happy to work with interns to coordinate credit and/or stipends from their school or college. Hours and start/end dates are both flexible. Office space will be provided.

Women, people of color and LGBT people are strongly encouraged to apply.
ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.