Environmental Communications Internship
Applications accepted until positions filled
Location: Austin, TX
This internship will offer you a chance to put policy advocacy and intercultural communication theory into practice through the crafting of communications strategies for a variety of environmental justice issues. The ideal candidate for this internship has strong writing abilities, good organizational skills, and a passion for the environment and social justice
Communications interns assist our communications team to develop timely, interesting content for our website, newsletter, and other media platforms that is relevant to the various communities and stakeholder groups we strive to connect with. Part of this work requires a deep understanding of the relevance of environmental issues to communities that may not identify with “environmental groups.” This is a great opportunity for students interested in the nexus between energy/environment and social justice to work with state policy experts and organizers on key issues facing Texas, while expanding their communications capacities. Interns would be expected to work at least 20 hours per week from our Austin office. Additional hours and longer-term internships are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in a longer-term internship, please note it in your cover letter. This internship is unpaid, but includes opportunities to attend events and participate in several program trainings at no cost. The Sierra Club will also reimburse any internship-related travel costs.
Communications intern duties may include working with staff to:
- Assist in research to identify message effectiveness across the stakeholder spectrum
- Develop and refine messaging around specific issues, campaigns, or communities
- Track news and storylines, identify trends in how the media portrays our issues
- Research and write stories for our website, newsletter, social media
- Assist the communications team in engaging the public through social media channels and other media
- Assist in the promotion of press releases and statements
Qualified candidates should possess and be able to demonstrate:
- Strong research, writing, and editing skills
- Strong intercultural communication skills
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a group environment
- Knowledge or strong interest in environmental and energy policy
- A passion for the environment and social justice advocacy
Audio/video production and digital editing experience and/or basic HTML/CSS proficiency are a plus.
Send a cover letter and resume to Matt Johnson (email@example.com). Please write “Sierra Club Communications Internship” in the subject line.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, immigrants, female, and LBGTQ individuals to apply.