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  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Chapter Legislative Intern

Los Angeles
Help deepen the movement for a livable planet & a democracy that works for everyone. Work for Sierra Club starting today.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
USD 22 Per Hour
Start Date

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Mar 2023
Applications Close
8 Mar 2023

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Constitutional Law
Legal Studies

Hiring criteria

Entry Pathway

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Working rights

United States

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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About Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of volunteer leaders and local chapters that support grassroots engagement. Sierra Club is also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of its employees. Presently, the club has chapters throughout the United States and has remained a prominent organization protecting environmental sustainability on multiple fronts.

Your Role

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Meet multiple times a week with Conservation Coordinator to build the bill tracker for 2023.
  • Attend weekly check-in meetings with all Delta Chapter Staff, coordinate and assist one another in tasks relevant to respective roles.
  • Attend hearings at the capitol, particularly for House and Senate natural resources, environmental quality committees, and transportation committees in the House and Senate.
  • Facilitate the meetings and evaluate the strategy and progress of the transit committee.
  • Lead, send calendar invites and zoom call details for, and plan the agenda for the transit committee meetings.
  • Work with the Delta Chapter political committee, allies, and partners as appropriate on both legislative priorities and election priorities.
  • Regularly attend calls held by National Campaign for Transit Justice, Louisiana 4 Corners Coalition, OneRouge Mobility & Transportation Committee, and Clean Transportation for All.

Training & Development

The club based on its model of operation works in tandem with diverse industries allowing its workers to meet industry leaders across several industries. Interns and entry-level graduates are placed at the forefront of the organization's endeavors where they gain firsthand experience on how to navigate their career paths.

Salary & Benefits

The total compensation package for this position may include other elements depending on the position offered. The base salary for this role is $22.22 per hour. Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Career Progression

The Sierra Club's hiring practices keep on evolving so they will better align with the club's principles. Changing how the staff members are hired is just one part of a larger organizational transformation and sharing resources to set all workers up for success and continue their career growth within the club.

Work-Life Balance

Sierra Club values its human resource and it shows via its excellent benefits and hours. Sierra Club believes in the potential of togetherness and all workers enjoy generous time off through vacation, sick leave, holidays, and extended winter break office closure including 12 weeks of paid parental leave, to support work-life balance.

Culture & Vibe

The organization employs individuals from different racial, economic, and social backgrounds towards a collective goal. Asides from ensuring togetherness, workers at Sierra Club direct their passion towards ensuring sustaining their goals across the board. 

About You

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills, experience, and competencies:

  • Strong communication skills, keen on time management, and adaptable.
  • Comfortable with working collaboratively with staff and peers and connecting with legislators, their staff, and other officials.
  • Awareness of the legislative process and willingness to do deeper dives to understand different legislative committee processes and protocols.
  • You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems, and culture. 

How to Apply

  • To apply for this position, simply click the "Apply" button on this page.
  • After completing the application processes, candidates undergo two interview sessions to evaluate their competency through assessments and understand the level of one's enthusiasm toward roles in the organization. 
  • Finally, candidates are offered employment in the organization and boarded into the practices and activities at the club. 


The following sources were used in researching this page:

  • phf.tbe.taleo.net
  • sierraclub.org

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry Pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Constitutional Law
Legal Studies

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
United States