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Join the Forum

Interested in getting more information about the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change (EJLFCC) and how to become a member?

Please contact Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, WE ACT for Environmental Justice Federal Policy Analyst and Forum Coordinator, directly about the membership process.

Download the membership application here: 2014 EJLFCC Membership Application_06 17 2014


Internships and Volunteer Opportunities at WE ACT- DC Office

WE ACT proudly offers internships throughout the year to well-qualified college, graduate, and law school students.  Interns work directly with the Federal Policy Analyst on projects designed to broaden WE ACT’s impact while broadening our interns’ experience and expertise, and assist with coordinating the activities of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change.

In WE ACT’s new DC Office,  interns have the opportunity to:

  • to conduct research to inform policy and campaign work

  • to provide technical analysis of federal and Administration policy and actions

  • help coordinate meetings and Capitol Hill education and advocacy efforts

  • prepare tools, information and resources for WE ACTs national coalition on climate change

As members of the WE ACT team, interns participate in staff meetings, receive mentorship and networking opportunities, and may even get a chance to represent WE ACT at events.

WE ACT hires interns on an as-needed basis, and internship positions may be posted on the website.  However, interested applicants may request to have their information kept on file for internships as they become available. Such applicants should submit a resumecover letter, and contact information for at least one professional or academic reference to Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome,  In your cover letter, please include:

    1. Include your name and contact information, including e-mail address, phone number, permanent mailing address and (if applicable) school address.

    2. Reference to the type of work at WE ACT in which you are most interested.  (You may choose more than one.Indicate the season in which you would like to intern (i.e., Fall, Spring, or Summer).

    3. Describe any skills, knowledge, or abilities that you will bring to your internship.  In particular, please share information about your experience working with low-income communities or communities of color, experience advocating for environmental justice, and/or education in environmental issues.

      1. Policy & Legal Analysis

      2. Office administration and Coordination

      3. Research to inform policy positions

      4. Coalition development

    4. Discuss your professional goals.

    5. Let us know how you heard about WE ACT.

Note that WE ACT may request further information, such as writing samples and names of references, for specific internship opportunities. The DC office encourages applications from people-of-color, women, and residents of Washington DC or beyond, with the possibility of working remotely. However, all applications and expressions of interest are welcomed, and we thank you for yours!

WE ACT welcomes all interested individuals to consider volunteering with WE ACT. To do so, please email your resume and cover letter to Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome. As volunteer opportunities become available, WE ACT will contact applicants whose interests or abilities match those needed by the organization.