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Student Employment


Student workers help fulfill the mission of YPCCC by providing critical support to our staff team. These positions are only open to current Yale University students (grad and undergrad). 

Digital
Social Media Manager
Deputy Social Media Manager
Social Media Content Creator (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Instagram Content Creator
Community Manager
TikTok Content Creator

Programs
Strategic Environmental Communication Speaker Series Coordinator
Digital Content Editor

Partnerships
YPCCC Partnerships Research Assistant
Environmental Justice Community Partnerships Assistant
YPCCC Partner Success Assistant
Partnerships Intern (Summer)

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to the appropriate supervisor specified in the position description.

 

Social Media Manager

This role is established to be both a partner to our social media manager and the chief editor on our post graphics. This role is ideal for first-year YSE students who are interested in helping develop YPCCC’s brand and identity.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks:
– Responsible for oversight of graphics drafted by the student team
– Suggest edits to post, image, and video graphics drafted by student team members
– Ensure adherence to and guides development of YPCCC brand standards
– Work collaboratively with social media manager to help coordinate the YPCCC social team

Preferred Skills:
– An eye for detail and a knack for simple, effective design
– Experience in design, comms, or social media role a big plus
– Familiarity with brand design principles a plus

Ideal for: 
Visually-minded communicators who are passionate about editing, with an interest in growing as managers and leaders.
Hrs per week: 8-10
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the following academic year.

  

Deputy Social Media Manager

This role is established to be both a partner to our Deputy Social Media Manager and the chief editor on our posts. This role is ideal for second-year YSE students who are interested in helping develop YPCCC’s brand and identity. We are looking to hire two Deputy Social Media Managers for the 2022-2023 academic year. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks:
– Responsible for oversight and edits of social media posts drafted by the student team
– Suggest copy edits to team’s posts. Alongside Deputy Social Media Manager, helps edit images, videos, and graphics drafted by student team members when needed
– Ensure adherence to and guides development of YPCCC brand standards
– Work with content creators to ensure the YPCCC brand voice is accurate
– Work collaboratively with Deputy Social Media Manager to help coordinate the YPCCC social team

Preferred Skills:
– Writing, copywriting, and/or editing experience
– Experience in comms, copywriting, or social media role a big plus

Ideal for:
Copy-minded communicators who are passionate about editing, with an interest in growing as managers and leaders.
Hrs per week: 8-10
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Social Media Content Creator

This team suggests and drafts posts about climate change for large social media audiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. YPCCC research is relevant to many categories of current events, from renewable energy to extreme weather, and our social media producers help put the news of the day in context.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks:
– Draft 3-5 social media posts and tweets per assigned day for YPCCC online properties
– Create graphics using Canva
– Respond to breaking news and keep an eye on the latest climate change stories

Preferred Skills:
– Attention to detail and strong writing skills
– Experience managing a Facebook page, Instagram page, or professional Twitter account is a plus
– Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content
– Digital design and data visualization / infographic creation experience

Ideal for:
Somebody with less time on their hands who still wants to contribute to the YPCCC program. Those who are plugged into the news on climate change and eager to help show how our work relates. Digital novices who want to learn by doing.
Hrs per week: 3-5
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the following academic year.

 

Instagram Content Creator

We’re looking for a team member to help develop our presence on IG. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks:
– Develop IG posts, and stories around our research
– Maintain a regular posting schedule, particularly with stories
– Create and update reporting

Preferred Skills:
– Graphic design and image sourcing
– Previous experience managing brand Instagram a plus

Ideal for:
Visually-minded communicators interested in exploring how we can tell the story of climate change through imagery.
Hrs per week: 3-5
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2020-2021 academic year.

  

Community Manager

YPCCC maintains a presence on multiple digital platforms, from Instagram to Twitter. We are looking for someone to help create and foster digital relationships on these channels. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks:
– Monitor and manage comments on the program’s Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.
– Respond to, and maintain relationships, with well-known figures in the climate space, especially on Twitter.
– Reshare and repost relevant content.
– Proactively share relevant research and resources with leading climate communicators.

Preferred Skills:
– Attention to detail and strong writing skills
– In depth knowledge of the climate space and key figures within it
– Awareness of best practices and trends in social media content

Hrs per week: 5-8
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the following academic year.

  

TikTok Content Creator

We’re looking for a team member to help create, develop, and maintain a presence on TikTok.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to cynthia.norrie@yale.edu with the title of the position you’re applying to within the subject line. Preference is given to YSE students.

Tasks & Projects:
– Develop a TikTok account and strategy
– Create posts and/or live broadcasts based on our research
– Maintain a regular posting schedule
– Connect with other climate figures on the platform
– Create and update reporting

Preferred Skills:
– Graphic design, video editing or production, and/or on-camera experience
– Previous experience managing brand social media channel a plus

Ideal for:
Visually-minded communicators interested in exploring how we can tell the story of climate change through TikTok. Enterprising climate advocates interested in helping communicators better understand the platform’s role in climate.
Hrs per week: 4-6
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the following academic year.

 

Strategic Environmental Communication Speaker Series Coordinator

This role will support the development and execution of a Yale Center for Environmental Communication speaker series that brings in inspiring practitioners of environmental communication that 1) model how to build public and political will to address environmental challenges and 2) equips students with the skills to engage in strategic communication themselves to solve environmental problems.  Potential topics for the series will include: transformational organizing; data visualization; strategic campaigning; digital strategies; translating cutting edge environmental scholarship for a public interested in solutions. The student will contribute to shaping the series’ direction.

This student will assist in the development of this workshop or speaker series by contributing to the shaping of the series’ theme, identifying & recruiting speakers and workshop leaders, drafting copy for and conducting advertising to recruit audiences at Yale and externally, coordinating logistics for in-person and online events, and writing and posting articles that capture the takeaways from each event.  

Hrs per week: 5-8
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the 2022-2023 academic year.
Please direct any questions about this opportunity to lisa.fernandez@yale.edu.

 

Digital Content Editor

This role is largely editorial in nature and requires excellent writing and an understanding of and interest in climate change. The student will:

– Draft online content including blog posts and other copy for the YPCCC website
– Restructure content, usually public reports of new YPCCC research, for different formats including email and the website
– Recruit pitches for written pieces relating to YPCCC research findings from students for the YPCCC blog and coordinate, edit and post accepted submissions
– Have some knowledge of SEO
– Manage incoming inquiries for YPCCC’s general email account

Hrs per week: 3-5
Summer position with the expectation for staying on through the following academic year.
Please direct any questions about this opportunity to lisa.fernandez@yale.edu.

 

YPCCC Partnerships Research Assistant (Fall 2022-Spring 2023)

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Partnerships Research Assistant.

Based at the Yale School of the Environment, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

YPCCC’s Partnerships Program grows the capacity of the climate movement to conduct strategic communication campaigns and transformational organizing. The Partnerships Program helps organizations understand audiences, use tactics and tools based on YPCCC’s cutting-edge research, and run experiments to refine strategies. We work with more than 200 groups ranging from environmental justice organizations to foundations. These relationships vary from short consultations to in-depth partnerships in which we help build organization capacity for data-driven campaigns.

Position Focus:
The Partnerships Research Assistant will support outreach and building external relationships for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. In this role, the Research Assistant will help conduct market research, develop outreach materials, and message experiment templates in support of the Partnerships program’s work.

Key responsibilities:
– Support the Partnerships strategy and outreach to diverse climate organizations, ranging from large institutions to small grassroots groups.
– Develop outreach and marketing materials for the Partnership program including case studies, presentations, and key messages.
– Develop tools for partner organizations to run digital and field experiments, such as message test blueprints.
– Test and deploy new tools for partner organizations.
– Support tracking our success through the Salesforce Constituent Relationship Management system.
– Further develop materials for consulting and training in climate communication strategy, tactics, and tools to improve the communication and engagement capacity of partner organizations and the broader climate change community.
– With the YPCCC research team, help assess the utility of new YPCCC research products, tools and data.

Desired experience:
– Experience in issue or political campaigns, including field and/or digital campaigns.
– Experience with online message testing using social media platforms such as Facebook.
– Passion for building a more effective and equitable climate change community.

Required skills and abilities:
– Ability to set priorities and multi-task
– Excellent verbal and written communication
– Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners
– Demonstrated ability to work with a team, as well as on one’s own
– Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, Salesforce, and join Zoom calls.

How to apply:
The YPCCC Partnership Research Assistant is a 10 hour a week position.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to clara.fang@yale.edu.
Positions run from late August to May. 

 

Environmental Justice Community Partnerships Assistant (Fall 2022)

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Environmental Justice Communities Partnerships Assistant.

Based at the Yale School of the Environment, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

YPCCC’s Partnerships Program grows the capacity of the climate movement to conduct strategic communication campaigns and transformational organizing. The Partnerships Program helps organizations understand audiences, use tactics and tools based on YPCCC’s cutting-edge research, and run experiments to refine strategies. We work with more than 200 groups ranging from environmental justice organizations to foundations. These relationships vary from short consultations to in-depth partnerships in which we help build organization capacity for data-driven campaigns.

Position Focus:
The Environmental Justice Communities Partnerships Assistant will support outreach and building external relationships with key constituencies, such as environmental justice organizations, for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. In this role, the Environmental Justice Communities Partnerships Assistant will help conduct market research, develop outreach materials, and message experiment templates in support of the Partnerships program’s work.

Key responsibilities:
– Support the Partnerships strategy and outreach to key constituencies and diverse climate organizations, ranging from large institutions to small grassroots groups, with a focus on environmental justice communities.
– Develop outreach and marketing materials for the Partnership program including case studies, presentations, and key messages.
– Supporting partner organizations to run digital and field experiments.
– Support tracking our success through the Salesforce Constituent Relationship Management system and developing case studies.
– Further develop materials for consulting and training in climate communication strategy, tactics, and tools to improve the communication and engagement capacity of partner organizations and the broader climate change community.
– With the YPCCC research team, help assess the utility of new YPCCC research products, tools and data. 

Desired knowledge and experience:
– Landscape view of environmental justice advocacy and community organizations.
– Bilingual (English/Spanish).
– Experience in issue or political campaigns, including field and/or digital campaigns.
– Experience working with diverse communities.
– Experience with online message testing using social media platforms such as Facebook.
– Passion for building a more effective and equitable climate change community.

Required skills and abilities:
– Ability to set priorities and multi-task
– Excellent verbal and written communication
– Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners
– Demonstrated ability to work with a team, as well as on one’s own
– Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, Salesforce, and join Zoom calls.

 How to apply:
The Environmental Justice Communities Partnerships Assistant is a 10 hour a week position.
Interested Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to clara.fang@yale.edu.
Please indicate in your email which partnerships position you are interested in, or indicate no preference.
Positions run from late August to May.

 

YPCCC Partner Success Assistant (Fall 2022- Spring 2023)

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Partner Success Assistant.

Based at the Yale School of the Environment, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

YPCCC’s Partnerships Program grows the capacity of the climate movement to conduct strategic communication campaigns and transformational organizing. The Partnerships Program helps organizations understand audiences, use tactics and tools based on YPCCC’s cutting-edge research, and run experiments to refine strategies. We work with more than 200 groups ranging from environmental justice organizations to foundations. These relationships vary from short consultations to in-depth partnerships in which we help build organization capacity for data-driven campaigns.

Position Focus:
The Partner Success Assistant supports the partner-facing consultancy work of the Partnerships Team. The Partner Success Assistant ensures the success of our partnerships by planning and coordinating our relationships with partners, keeping track of the progress of partnerships along the engagement pipeline, and ensuring that follow-ups are conducted in a timely fashion. The Partner Success Assistant supports the Partnerships Team in engaging with our partners and ensuring a high-quality experience for them throughout the engagement pipeline – from the introductory call to project planning, and finally to capturing learnings from the project. The Partner Success Assistant stays informed of partner needs and addresses them to ensure that partnerships are progressing smoothly.

Key responsibilities:
– Support the Partnerships strategy and outreach to diverse climate organizations, ranging from large institutions to small grassroots groups.
– Attend partner meetings when possible and keep track of key takeaways and action items.
– Keep partnerships on track by creating a partner plan, and logging the progress of partnerships into the Salesforce CRM system.
– Track weekly progress of partnerships to assess partner needs at every stage of the partnership pipeline, identify priority follow-ups and deliverables, and establish project plans and timelines.
– Coordinate across staff and students to ensure partner success.
– Identify opportunities to deepen partner relationships.
– Further develop materials for consulting and training in climate communication strategy, tactics, and tools to improve the communication and engagement capacity of partner organizations and the broader climate change community.

Desired experience:
– Experience in issue or political campaigns, including field and/or digital campaigns.
– Experience with online message testing using social media platforms such as Facebook.
– Passion for building a more effective and equitable climate change community.

Required skills and abilities:
– Ability to set priorities and multi-task;
– Excellent verbal and written communication;
– Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners;
– Demonstrated ability to work with a team, as well as on one’s own;
– Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, Salesforce, and join Zoom calls.

How to apply:
The Partner Success Assistant is 10 hours a week position.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to clara.fang@yale.edu.
Please indicate in your email which partnerships position you are interested in, or indicate no preference.
Positions run from late August to May.

 

Partnerships Intern (Summer)

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Partnerships Intern.

Based at the Yale School of the Environment, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

The Partnerships Program supports advocates, governments, educators, and companies drawing on YPCCC data and insights, including Climate Change in the American Mind national surveys, Yale Climate Opinion Maps, Global Warming’s Six Americas, Microtargeting Models, and Message and Field Experiments.

Position Focus:
The Partnerships Intern will support outreach and building external relationships for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. In this role, the Intern will help conduct market research, develop outreach materials, and support the Partnerships program’s work.

Key responsibilities:
– Support the Partnerships strategy and outreach to diverse climate organizations, ranging from large institutions to small grassroots groups.
– Support key organizations through a successful partnership journey.
– Develop outreach and marketing materials for the Partnership program including case studies, presentations, and key messages.
– Develop tools for partner organizations to run digital and field experiments, such as turnkey (ready for immediate use by our partners) message tests and membership surveys.
– Further develop materials for consulting and training in climate communication strategy, tactics, and tools to improve the communication and engagement capacity of partner organizations and the broader climate change community.
– With the YPCCC research team, help assess the utility of new YPCCC research products, tools and data.

Desired experience:
– Experience in issue or political campaigns, including field and/or digital campaigns.
– Experience developing and implementing trainings.
– Experience with message testing.
– Passion for building a more effective and equitable climate change community.

Required skills and abilities:
– Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
– Excellent verbal and written communication.
– Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners.
– A working understanding of campaign strategy and data tools.
– Familiarity with the academic literature on climate change communication and movement-building a plus.
– Ability to work from a remote office, with Google Docs, Office 365, and join Zoom.

Paid Internship:
This is a paid internship at the rate of $15.15 an hour.
Summer internships run from late May to August.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to clara.fang@yale.edu.
Please indicate in your email which partnerships position you are interested in, or indicate no preference.