Featured [Internship] of the Week: Environment America

Intern with Environment America!

If you want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 10.11.09 AMthat 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 summer 2013 internships in Washington D.C. and 29 state across the country.

So, what do interns with Environment America 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 experience.

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 conferences
  • 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 better prepared for a career in the environmental movement.  And each year, we hire passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our two-year Fellowship Program. Some of our former interns have gone on to become some of our most successful Fellows.

Qualifications

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.

Locations

We’re taking applications now for summer 2013 internships in Washington D.C. and in 29 states across the country. We will start accepting Fall 2013 applications on June 1st.

Apply now.

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You can find the internship, added to GoNOVAJobs, for summer and fall internships with Environment America (connected to PennEnvironment):  http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/internships-make-difference

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