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We're delighted to announce that applications for the following roles are now live! We can't wait to hear from you, and welcome you to our teams!
Our Available Roles:
Media and research team
The science on climate change is clear, but not enough people are listening. Making the conversation about climate change louder is therefore vital for action to be taken. As part of one of the leading educational institutions in the world we are in a position to make a difference to this conversation. 2019 has been an exciting year for climate activism with 'Greta' and 'Extinction Rebellion' on everyone's lips. It is crucial that momentum continues to build and YOU can help achieve this by applying to write for the OCS blog! Through the OCS blog we aim to inform and inspire people to act by bringing summaries and analysis of the latest developments in climate policy and science so that the climate crisis is recognised.
1) Event summaries Attending 2 OCS events per term and writing up a summary and for those unable to attend. This is a great way of making discussions and talks by expert speakers accessible to those unable to attend. These summaries allow us to extend our reach to the many subscribers not local to Oxford who are enthusiastic about the work of OCS.
2) "What you need to know about...X..." Most people have a blurry understanding of climate change keywords, concepts and developments but aren't informed enough to use them to make a compelling case for climate action. For example many have heard about carbon capture and storage but are unsure of how it works or its implications for climate change. We therefore want to clarify these words and concepts so that people who care about the environment have the confidence to use them to argue for climate action!
3) Reports and analysis of climate change in the news This section of the blog will provide updates on the latest climate change related news. This is key to maintaining a global awareness of climate change which is already having devastating effects in other parts of the world. We would also encourage you to use this as an opportunity to voice personal reflections on the developments you share in the post.
4) Global Perspectives This section looks at climate change across the globe, from impacts, personal experience, research, communities and more. Please see our first post in this series here.
Why you think communicating climate change is important (max 200 words)
Send in an introductory paragraph
If you want to submit a one off blog post then send an email to the same address.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
School of Climate Change The School's aim is to provide a diverse group of participants a comprehensive education on climate change and its extensive impacts and solutions, especially for students that do not have the various aspects of climate change covered in their curriculum.
And this is where we need you! This really is a great opportunity to have impacts by contributing to the development of environmental education at Oxford University and across the globe, and to be a part of a global course.
Currently we are looking for a Capstone Officer and Finance Officer, but applications are open for other roles!
As our platforms annually reach people from 178 countries, with our posts reaching daily more than one person from each out of 31 countries, we have decided it is time to go multilingual. Now, it is your chance to be a part of the team creating translations that can allow us to inspire even more communities.
We welcome all languages (including sign language, no matter if it is BSL or others), and the only requirement is that you are fluent in a chosen language. Previous experience in translating is very welcome, but we are also happy to give you a chance to gain that first experience. This is an opportunity not only for Modern Languages students, but for all who are passionate about climate and who feel they can clearly communicate our content in another language.
The work commitment in the first term (Trinity Term 2021) is expected to be around 1-2 hours weekly, but there will be a lot of flexibility (e.g. during the exam period), and the work will be largely self-directed.
The OCS Translation Team is a part of the general Outreach Team, hence you would be free to get involved in many other outreach activities if you wished, including contacting organisations in different countries or coming up with new outreach projects.
This is a perfect way to start your adventure with Oxford Climate Society!