If you want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we love, apply for an internship with Environment America. We’re taking applications now for fall 2013 internships in Washington D.C. and 29 states across the country.
So, what do interns with Environment American and the State Environment Groups do? Make a real impact on critical environmental issues!
You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And you’ll work one-on-one with one of our advocates and organizers, providing a unique, mentored experienced.
Responsibilities vary, but you’ll do some mix of:
- Researching critical environmental problems and preparing reports to release to the public
- Coordinating and attending media events, like news conference
- Writing and publishing letters to the editor and working on news releases
- Attending lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision-makers
- Working with coalition partners, like public health groups and other environmental groups
- Tracking legislation or regulations on the federal or state levels
- Generating public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions or using social media
And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn more about environmental issues and gain advocacy and organizing skills.
Our internships are unpaid, and we cannot provide housing or travel assistance. We will work with you to secure academic credit from your college or university if that is an option.
What happens after my internship?
Through an internship with Environment America or one of the State Environment Groups you’ll get the training and the experience you need to be prepared for a career in the environmental movement. And each year, we hire passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our Fellowship Program. Some of our former interns have gone on to become some of our most successful Fellows.
We are looking for current college students who care about our environment and are driven to preserve it for the future. We look for strong leadership skills, academic excellence, problem solving ability, top-notch written and verbal skills, eagerness to learn, and a sense of humor.
To start an application, click here.