Earth Island Institute and our projects thrive thanks to the volunteer energy of committed individuals.
Summer-Fall Intern – Earth Island Journal
Earth Island Journal, an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is looking for a Summer through early Autumn 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, e-mail and Web programs.
- Able to work fast and think creatively while under deadline.
Interns should commit 8-15 hours a week. Internships will last 3-4 months or longer.
How to apply
To apply please send resume, brief cover letter, and writing samples to email@example.com by April 30.
Director of Development,
Bay Area Wilderness Training
Position Summary: We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, and committed full-time Director of Development (DOD) to lead the organization’s development program growth. The DOD will work from the Oakland office and be responsible for overseeing BAWT’s development activities spanning individual donors, major donors, grants, adventure fundraising, and events. The DOD will be responsible for overseeing BAWT’s financial position and general office operations. BAWT is a growing organization – we believe this position provides an exciting opportunity to help shape a strong organization for the future.
This is a full-time position, starting as soon as possible. This position will manage team members, report to and work closely with the Executive Director (ED). For details visit the BAWT website.
Development Intern/Grant Writer for Food Shift
Earth Island Project Food Shift looking for interns with experience in researching and writing grant proposals and conducting grant research to our join our expanding team. This position can be done remotely, with flexible hours.
Duties will include:
- working with the team to identify, define, and develop sources of funding
- researching, writing, and submitting of grants to third-parties
- performing in-depth research into grant-making organizations
- analyzing the feasibility of a project's budget
If you are interested, please email your CV and a sample grant application (if you have worked on one previously) to Kelly at Food Shift. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact us.
Streets Alive! Project Intern at Earth Island Institute
About Streets Alive!
Streets Alive!, an initiative of Earth Island Institute, works to promote community engagement and reclamation and improvement of public space in Berkeley. Our current initiatives include working with local artists to install sustainability themed artwork on utility boxes downtown, planting native and drought-tolerant plants in medians, and helping fund a beautiful new mural at InkWorks Press. To learn more about Streets Alive! visit earthisland.org/streetsalive
We are looking for interns to work directly with the Streets Alive! Project Director and the Streets Alive! Project Associate at the Earth Island Institute. Interns will gain valuable experience in project support by assisting in a variety of exciting and diverse tasks.
Our ideal candidate will be:
- Passionate about community development and engagement, the environment, and sustainability.
- Organized, Detail oriented, Efficient
- Able to work in a team setting or independently
- Creative and proactive
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
- Have a willingness to learn new skills (including introduction to grant writing)
- Experience in community organizing highly desirable
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Mac Pages, Keynote and Google Applications highly desirable
Tasks will include:
- Community outreach
- Event production
- Creative projects
- Public Relations and Marketing
- Blogging, social networking, website updates
- Organizing art submissions
- Networking with artists
- Graphic design
- Data entry
- Writing (intro grant writing, blog & newsletter articles)
- Conducting interviews
- Working with community stakeholders and local government
- Assisting other Earth Island Institute Network Services departments as needed
- Daily interaction with Earth Island Institute staff and volunteers
- unpaid (however, this is a great place to work and you will learn a lot! School credit may be available)
- for those looking to build their resume and is passionate about the environment, community building, art and sustainability.
- 10-15 hours a week with a 2 month commitment (more hours a week, and longer commitment are welcome!)
Earth Island Institute
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, California 94704
Please send a cover letter and resume to Christina.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Be a part of the leadership team for a small and energetic office that supports more than 60 citizen activists’ projects around the world. Lend your talents and learn new skills while helping with: foundation research, PowerPoint or slide presentations, special events planning, photography at events, tabling at environmental fairs, Brower Youth Awards event, donor research, writing, and most importantly and most needed – participating in critical behind-the-scenes nonprofit office support work. Basic computer skills (mail merge, database, layout/design, photo) helpful, but not required. Ongoing, short-term and occasional positions available. Send resume, cover letter and availability to Claudia West, at volunteer at earthisland.org with “EII Volunteer Opportunity” in the subject line.
Intern with our New Leaders Initiative
New Leaders Initiative is seeking 2013 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:
- 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.
Interns should commit 12-30 hours weekly. Internships will last 3-4 months in the spring and fall, and 2-3 months in the summer.
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.
Send resume and brief letter of interest to Program Director, Anisha Desai atAnisha Desai at her email address. No calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Other Opportunities with our Projects
Many Earth Island-sponsored projects depend on volunteers to advance their goals. Visit our Project Directory to find a campaign that fits with your interests.