Women's Voices for the Earth

Women's Voices for the Earth is dedicated to amplifying women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. We imagine a world where the earth is taken care of, workers are paid well and treated fairly, and there are no toxic chemicals in our homes, our communities, or our environment. In this world, every point in the cycle of production and consumption – from extraction, to processing, to use, to disposal – contributes not just to a less toxic world, but to a thriving world.

Our campaigns focus on the industries that most heavily market and sell to women. We aim to rid the cleaning products industry of secret ingredients and unsafe chemicals, drive the period care and intimate care product marketplace toward safer products, and reduce toxic chemicals in salon and personal care products.

Category: 

  • Environmental Health

Internship description: 

The RRASC intern would contribute to the organization in the areas of research, organizing, and advocacy. The intern will collect data and research availability and accessibility of period products in stores such as gas stations, bodegas, and corner stores in communities of color (location to be decided). They will also support with outreach to people and organizations who are interested in hosting an Our Stories, Our Flow workshop using our Train the Trainer toolkit as a guide. In addition, they would support the organization’s policy goals by distributing and collecting postcards to send to congressmembers to support The Menstrual Product Right to Know Act, a federal bill to require disclosure of ingredients in menstrual care products. Finally, they would be a huge asset in increasing participation of high school and college students as part of our People Against Quats group, that includes parents, workers, and teachers WVE organizes to remove disinfectants that contain quats (quaternary ammonium compounds) from public spaces, especially schools. There will also be opportunities to support development, communications, and all staff generally.

Women’s Voices for the Earth will also be hosting a series of workshops to train volunteers and fellows on organizing skills needed to create change, and the RRASC intern will have the opportunity to participate in these trainings.

Internship skills needed: 

All of the following skills and experiences are preferred, but not required:

  • Organizing
  • Advocacy experience
  • Has worked in the issue areas of either: menstrual, intimate care, reproductive rights/justice/health, labor justice, environmental health, climate change
  • Experience building relationships with community members, organizations, community leaders
  • Public speaking experience
  • Research
  • Facilitation skills

Office information:

Remote and/or in Denver. The building location is accessible by public transportation.

COVID-19 changes:

Before the pandemic hit, we, fortunately, were already set up with the infrastructure to enable staff to work from home including laptops, and video conferencing services like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. All of our meetings, workshops, webinars, events have moved online and will continue to be until it is safe to do otherwise. Our fellow this year also worked from home.

Location: 

  • Denver, CO

Work hours: 

Anytime between Monday–Friday 9am MT to 5pm MT (weekends and later hours dependent on community engagement activities)

How many people work at the organization: 

We have 7 full time staff and 1 part-time staff. We don’t have regular volunteers that work at our organization.

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes