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Spring Intern – Earth Island Journal
Earth Island Journal, www.earthislandjournal.org, an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is looking for a Spring intern who will work with us on our print publication as well as the Journal’s web component. This is an unpaid position that offers the opportunity to build knowledge and reporting/writing experience for those interested in the environment and the future of our planet. (We do provide a monthly transportation stipend of $60.)
Ideal candidate will provide the following services
- Write blogs on current environmental and sustainable development issues
- Fact-check reports from contributors
- Help editors with research (mostly web-based)
- Help promote the Journal at events
Ideal candidate would be
- Comfortable with writing and detail oriented
- Have a strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues.
- Familiar with Word, Excel, email, and Web programs.
- Able to work fast and think creatively while under deadline
Interns should commit 8-15 hours a week. The internship will last 3-4 months or longer.
How to apply
To apply please send resume, brief cover letter, and writing samples email@example.com by March 15.
Great opportunity to make a difference! Bay Localize, a dynamic nonprofit organization, leads in the emerging field of community resilience as a local response to climate change, and economic instability (see baylocalize.org). We’re looking for a technically savvy, creative, and enthusiastic web and communications professional who is passionate about the environment and social justice.
The Web and Communications Coordinator is a part-time (approx 10hrs/week), temporary non-exempt position beginning mid-June 2014 through end of October 2014. This position will be supervised by the Program Director. Follow this link to read the full description.
- Outreach & Communications
- Application Recruitment & Processing
- Event Planning - Media Outreach and Promotion
- Event Planning - Soliciting for In-Kind Donations and Program Partners
- Recruitment: Assist our team in reaching out to a wide spectrum of schools, organizations and youth activists encouraging them to apply for our programs.
- Event Planning: Assist in creating dynamic events throughout the year as well create a high-energy week of activities for Brower Youth Award recipients in October.
- Research & Archive: Aggregate information about potential partners, collaborators and archive organizations and individuals the program has been involved with in the past.
- Local Outreach: Telephone and e-mail outreach to grassroots groups, tabling at local events, short speaking engagements with campus and community groups.
- Fundraising: Research and contact potential foundations, corporations and in-kind sponsors.
- You may also be asked to support other areas of the organization if help is needed.
New Leaders Initiative is seeking 2014 interns! As an intern with New Leaders Initiative, you'll be involved in the exciting process of elevating bold, emerging, young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Award as well as our various year-round programs. You will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts and have the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of working in an environmental non-profit. A typical day could consist of working in our office, conducting outreach on the phone and email, performing various research tasks, helping to organize an educational event, or promoting our work through various social media outlets. There may also be occasional visits to schools, organizations and to youth and environmental events around the Bay Area. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to our application and program cycle and they can be categorized into these broad areas:
Interns should commit 8-30 hours weekly. Internship start and end periods are flexible and can be adjusted to fit interns' schedule.
The intern must be comfortable and confident with public contact in person and over the phone. Resourcefulness and the ability and desire to take initiative and follow through projects until completion is essential. The intern must also be able to articulate needs to the rest of the New Leaders Initiative team. Familiarity with Word, Excel, e-mail and Google docs is necessary. Graphic design skills familiarity is a plus! And of course, a strong interest in youth environmental activism is key.
You will be interacting with some of our nation's most dynamic young activists. Hone your people skills, organizing tools, web skills and get your feet wet with one of the best youth environmental organizations out there! In addition, we're located in the David Brower Center- a hub of amazing and diverse environmental and social change organizations. Our office atmosphere is friendly, warm and relaxed!
Our internships are unpaid, but a transportation stipend may be available.
How to apply
Send resume and letter of interest to Program Director, Anisha Desai by email. No calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Opportunities with Earth Island projects
Below is a listing of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities at our various projects. You may also visit our Project Directory to find a project that fits with your interests.
- Volunteer - Project Manager, Restaurant Partnership Project – Food Shift (posted 10.3.13)
- Volunteer - Social Media Campaigner – Food Shift (posted 10.3.13)