About the PLAN Team

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The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) was founded in 2013, and has since grown to a team of 10 full-time and 4 part-time staff members working remotely across 8 states. We are a Worker Self-Directed Non-Profit that values transparency and collaborative decision-making. Our team brings a wide range of academic backgrounds, personal passions both within and beyond waste, and lived experiences. We are dumpster divers, queers, Appalachians, crafters, and more working towards a just & sustainable future.

Please note that PLAN is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, low-income, and disabled folks. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds & communities are strongly encouraged to apply to work with us!

Read More About PLAN's Story & Values

Internships and Fellowships

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Students Taking on Oil & Petrochemicals Fellowship

The Students Taking on Oil & Petrochemicals (STOP) Fellowship is a paid opportunity for student organizers in the Ohio River Valley & Appalachia, a region threatened by the petrochemical industry. This full-year fellowship aims to connect and align students to the movement against petrochemicals and plastic, build long lasting mutually beneficial relationships between student-led groups in universities and grassroots organizations, and uplift young people and their voices into the fight against petrochemicals and climate change. Apply by May 1 for priority consideration!

Position Details
  • Time Commitment: ~5 hours/week
  • Position Dates: 2024-25 Academic year, 12 weeks each semester
  • Location: This position is remote but limited to students attending a continued-education institution in PA, OH, KY, TN, WV.
  • Compensation: $2,400 stipend (this position is not paid hourly, but this is calculated based on a $20/hr rate)
  • Benefits: $500 tech stipend. Students are not expected to pay for any organizing materials out of pocket.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Required Skills:
    • Dedication to personal growth and unlearning oppressive systems and behaviors
    • Self-starter energy with the eagerness to learn, ability to self manage
    • Willingness to collaborate with a variety of folks of different backgrounds including: regional schools, community organizers, and other organizers
    • Familiarity with online organizing, Zoom, Google Meets, and similar
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Previous organizing experience on your campus (clubs, student gov’t, etc.)
    • Relationships with your greater campus community
    • Familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
    • Understanding of the intersections of social & environmental justice
    • Basic understanding of the Linear Consumption Economy, Environmental Justice, and Single-Use Plastics
During this Fellowship you will...
  • Receive 1v1 mentorship from multiple movement leaders
  • Develop and refine a story of self related to this work
  • Train up on basic organizing skills such as facilitation and team building
  • Research and learn about petrochemical infrastructure in our region
  • Meet and build relationships with community leaders
  • Be in community with other students that attend school in the Ohio River Valley
  • Complete self-driven projects as they arise & more

Career Opportunities

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