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Christians for the Mountains is looking for interns

Christians For The Mountains (CFTM) seeks one or two interns for summer, 2007 to assist in its campaign to engage religious organizations in the moral, environmental, and social justice issues of mountaintop removal and related abusive coal extractive processes.

The internships will include a stipend and travel expenses within the Appalachian region. Training and supervision will be provided by CFTM and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.

Responsibilities will include some of the projects listed below:
* Develop and expand database of members and supporters.
* Set up email formats to communicate issues, articles, biblical teachings, breaking news, action alerts to subscribers.
* Expand and update the web page
* Mail copies of The Mountain Mourning Collection DVD to tap potential support in churches, leaders, and press.
* Distribute and show the DVD at churches and regional church conferences.
* Hold basic teachings on Christian responsibility to youth at summer church camps.
* Contact student leaders and advisors of Christian organizations on college campuses.
* Host visitors or set up tours for church groups seeing mountaintop removal.
* Expand the DVD-based toolkit.
* Maintain contact with groups that show the DVD. Offer logistical support for further involvement.
* Request funds and volunteer support for this project.

Interns should be comfortable within their own faith perspective yet broad enough to work well within the wider Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic spectrum. Interns should have aptitude in meeting new folks, be friendly and outgoing, have decent computer, writing, and communications skills.
Creativity, motivation for social and environmental change, self-directed skills, and flexibility in living and travel arrangements are important.

Interns will gain an opportunity to influence society for positive social change through working closely with local people who are bearing the brunt of mountaintop removal. Interns will gain insight and experience in living out the Biblical call to proclaim justice in the land.

For further information or to express interest please contact Allen Johnson at (304) 799-4137 or email at {encode=”” title=””}





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