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Points of Intervention Tour Coordinator

The POI Tour Coordinator will manage and coordinate the details of PLAN’s Spring 2018 Points of Intervention Tour. The tour will visit 15-20 campuses across the US from mid-February to late April, 2018, to host repair and reuse fairs and coordinate speaking events, documentary screenings, and panel discussions.

The POI Tour Coordinator will be tasked with the following:

  • Work with PLAN’s Campus Coordination and Events Team to get introduced to the campuses that will be hosting the Spring tour.
  • Work with staff and students on tour stops to coordinate event details and logistics.
  • Manage tour logistics like purchasing and maintaining the tour van, purchasing and maintaining tabling resources and event materials for the tour, coordinating travel schedules and accommodations of tour staff and speakers, etc.
  • Manage on the road team, and communications with PLAN staff.
  • Manage event marketing details and logistics.
  • Facilitate in-person speaking events and trainings at campuses


  • Hours Per Week: Full-Time 40 hours/week (flexible) with some night-time/weekend activities. While traveling on tour, weekend travel may be required.
  • Compensation: Sep and Oct start at $15/hour for up to 30 hours/week. In Nov position becomes full time at $2,170 / month stipend (includes health stipend and paid-time off).
  • Start/End Dates of Contract: Mon Sep. 4, 2017 – Fri. May 25, 2018
  • Location: Flexible. Position can start anywhere, and office spaces are available in Philadelphia, PA and Dover, NH. Position requires running a national tour and living on the road for about 10 – 12 weeks in February, March and April.
  • Eligibility: This position is intended for a recent graduate with organizing experience and a deep understanding of social and environmental justice, and intersectional feminism.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter via email to Alex Freid at with the subject line “POI Tour Coordinator – Your Name

In your cover letter, tell us about your organizing experience, your passion for social and environmental justice, and why you would be a good fit to help us run a national speaking tour!

Application Deadline: 5PM, EST. Friday August 18, 2017

Preferred skills

In addition to a passion for social and environmental justice, strong communication skills and a diverse record of leadership and organizing experience, the POI Tour Coordinator must exhibit:

  • A clear understanding of the Points of Intervention Tour, and the organizing theory and methodology behind the efforts and impacts of the tour.
  • A passion and demonstrated understanding of intersectionality and social, environmental, gender, and economic justice.
  • Strong communication skills and a diverse record of leadership and organizing experience, including event management experience and team-building skills.
  • Strong skills in logistics management, crisis mitigation and advanced troubleshooting
  • An ability to perform outreach activities and represent the organization professionally
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Friendly, positive attitude with a team player mentality

Fall Internships

Creative Social Media Intern Cohort

(Satellite Internship)

PLAN is seeking two students with a knack for visual messaging and an interest in building social media campaigns with a variety of platforms. It’s a great way to earn credit through independent study, while contributing to PLAN’s work towards a world without waste. Eligible applicants include current undergraduate students or recent graduates with a strong interest in grassroots environmental action, social entrepreneurship, and student leadership for positive social change. Interns will be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Build PLAN’s presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Develop campaigns for streamlined social media posting
  • Grow PLAN’s social media following
  • Stay up to date with and share waste crisis current events
  • Share stories of solutions and the student led movement

Preferred Skills:

Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate a passion for environmental issues, self directed attitude and the following:

  • Ability to use or desire to learn multiple social media platforms
  • Excitement for the growth of the zero waste movement
  • Ability to represent the organization in a clear and professional manner
  • Impressive wit

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a resume and a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and why you stand out as a candidate for this internship to with “Creative Social Media Intern Application” as the subject line.

Submit materials by 5PM EST August 25th.. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible!


  • Hours Per Week:  5 hours per week
  • Compensation: This is an un-paid internship. We are looking for someone (or two people) who can get school credit and/or is just looking for an opportunity to contribute to the Zero Waste Movement and develop their skills in social media activism. 
  • Start/End Dates of Internship: September 11th – December 22th
  • Location: Satellite

Students for Zero Waste & Volunteer Coordination Intern

PLAN is seeking a student with a passion for large event organizing and the skills to coordinate a group of volunteers to help run our 4th annual Students for Zero Waste Conference. The student will be expected to outreach to, confirm, and manage a team of student volunteers for the conference. They will work closely with PLAN’s Director of Tours and Events to identify volunteer roles and leadership positions, and develop volunteer trainings. In the week leading up to the conference, the SZW17 intern will be expected to increase their weekly hours in order to facilitate the volunteer training program, in addition to completing a variety of conference related tasks.kills

Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate the following:

  • A willingness to learn new processes
  • An ability to perform outreach activities and represent the organization professionally
  • A flair for creative, out-of-the box thinking. 
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to execute projects and meet deadlines on time
  • Positive attitude with a team player mentality
  • Ability to communicate tasks and keep a clear head at times of high stress
  • Conference organizing/volunteer management experience 
  • Impressive wit

Expected Learning

  • An inside look at planning and hosting a large-scale, zero waste event.
  • Increased ability to develop, assign, and clearly communicate tasks to a group of volunteers.
  • Develop key skills for general event organizing and execution, including maintain composure in a hectic, high stress environment 
  • Team management and volunteer recruitment strategies
  • A deep understanding of the daily functions of a small start up non-profit


  • Hours Per Week: Part-Time, 10-15 hours/week with some night-time/weekend activities, including attending and working through the entirety of the SZW17 conference (November 3-4, 2017)
  • Compensation: $2,000 stipend
  • Start/End Dates of Internship: August 28th – November 17th, 2017 (11 weeks, start date is flexible)
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can email a resume and a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and why you stand out as a candidate for this fellowship to with “SZW Intern Application – Your Name” listed in the subject line. For the cover letter,  please feel free to elaborate on one or many of the following topics:

  • Your experience with waste reduction programs and initiatives
  • Your leadership experience.
  • Why you think we need to design an economy around zero-waste (and how we can do it!)

 Application Deadline: August 18th, 2017 (Applications are considered immediately on a rolling basis)

For anyone considering a future intern position with PLAN, I very sincerely encourage it. If you are looking to collaborate, share with and learn from amazing individuals, do it. If you have interest in being a part of the growth of a young and rapidly changing organization, hop right on. If you intend to have your heart strings pulled on by the people, the small and big achievements of PLAN as a whole, the sunsets, and the occasional office visits by various canine friends, this is your chance. If you want to make a difference and hold responsibility for real changes, this is your place to do it. Be ready to take on a project of your very own ideas, not to be told what to do.

Bekah Vineyard

PLAN intern 2015