Sustainability at Tufts

Tag: advocacy

Intern, Environment America (Washington, DC)

Climate change looms as the most pressing issue of our generation. Fracking has contaminated drinking water and made people sick across the country. Our rivers, lakes, and most treasured natural areas are vulnerable to mining, drilling and other harms.

There’s no lack of solutions to solve these challenges; there’s a lack of political will. That’s why Environment America is running grassroots campaigns to bring people together to convince our leaders to stop pandering to big polluters and climate deniers, and start getting behind the solutions. We are hiring interns for the 2015 semester to work.

To win positive change for the environment, you need a smart strategy and effective tactics. But most of all, you need grit and determination – because that’s what it takes to mobilize enough public support to win.

As an Environment America intern, you’ll be working with some of our with some of our most experienced advocates and organizers on campaigns to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places.

You’ll help craft and implement social media campaigns, generate traditional earned media through opinion writing, recruit community leaders to join our campaigns, collect petitions and other grassroots support, and research and write fact sheets and other materials for decision makers and opinion leaders.

 And if you’re graduating this year, you should apply to Environment America’s fellowship program, a two-year crash course in environmental organizing and advocacy. Find out more and apply at


Public Policy Intern, Environmental League of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)

We are seeking a part-time public policy intern to assist our policy team. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a small non-profit advocacy setting and contribute to statewide environmental policymaking. The position is unpaid and requires approximately 25 hours per week, May 2015 through August 2015, with the possibility of continuing into the fall.

Graduate students and college students entering their junior or senior year are preferred. Application deadline: February 27, 2015.


Take the Bus: Why it’s smarter to travel in groups

Watch these fun animated videos from bus company De Lijn to find out why taking the bus can save more than the environment:

Penguins Travel

Ants Travel

Crabs Travel

… And WE travel best in groups!