ENVS Jobs & Internships

March 27, 2015

Internships at a glance

  1. Education and Corporate Sustainability Intern, Earthwatch Institute
  2. International Research & Policy Internship, Food & Water Watch - ROLLING DEADLINE
  3. Public Policy Internship, National Audubon Society - APRIL 10
  4. Communications Intern for Forests and Freshwater Teams, World Wildlife Fund

Full-Time Jobs at a Glance

  1. Nonprofit Capacity-Building Fellow, Third Sector New England - APPLY ASAP
  2. Program Specialist, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont - OPEN TILL FILLED
  3. Sustainability Associate, PACENow - APRIL 24
  4. Assistant Director - Membership Development, The Sierra Club


1. Education and Corporate Sustainability Intern, Earthwatch Institute


Location: Boston, MA

Unpaid, must have housing secured in the Boston area


  • Conduct research to support ongoing partnerships.
  • Assist in review/analysis of water quality data to develop outreach material.
  • Analyze potential partners whose research and interests provide a fitting platform for corporate sustainability.
  • Review and process participants’ reports and evaluations.
  • Assess the impacts of field-based research projects on funded partners and their stakeholders and create case studies to further the mission and communication to our partners.
  • Help Earthwatch staff coordinate the fellowship application process.

More Info: http://earthwatch.org/about/job-details/education-and-corporate-sustainability-intern

2. International Research & Policy Internship, Food & Water Watch

DEADLINE: Rolling Deadline - APPLY ASAP

Location: Washington, DC

Unpaid, Housing must be secured

Summary: The International Intern works directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns. This internship is located in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC and is metro accessible.


  • Research both corporations and government to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies.
  • Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis.
  • Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward.
  • Writing popular education blogs about our international campaigns.
  • Lobbying Congress on international policy issues.
  • Some administrative support (less than 10%).

More Info: https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/take-action/volunteer-or-intern-at-food-water-watch/international-research-policy-internship/

3. Public Policy Internship, National Audubon Society

DEADLINE: April 10

Location: Washington, DC

Paid, Housing not provided

Summary: Policy interns in the Washington, DC office will be managed and supervised by the National Field Director for Audubon. He will oversee their internship experience by mentoring interns on environmental public policy, assigning projects, and coordinating schedules. Policy interns in our DC office will gain real world practical experience that will also compliment their scholastic pursuits in conservation, public policy, communications or related fields. We strive to custom tailor the internship experience to give interns skills that match their career goals. Internships are full-time paid positions and housing is not provided.

More Info: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2459/public-policy-intern/job

4. Communications Intern for Forests and Freshwater Teams, World Wildlife Fund

Location: Washington, DC



  • Implement a communications and marketing strategy related to inspiring action amongst US millennials (the action will relate to our forestry work)
  • Prepare collateral for the annual World Water Week event to be held in September
  • Create the annual report for one of our freshwater-related projects with a major US corporation


  • Writing and/or editing content for the WWF-US website, magazine, blog or reports
  • Researching and choosing photos to use with communications collateral
  • Helping develop presentations, infographics and other collateral for events
  • Helping create and implement social media tactics

More Info: https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/1225/in-15045-communications-intern/job

Full-Time Gigs

1. Nonprofit Capacity-Building Fellow, Third Sector New England

Location: Boston, MA


Summary: This four month paid fellowship (September-December 2015) is an amazing opportunity to shadow nonprofit organizational development consultants in the field, to gain first-hand knowledge of the internal management of a nonprofit capacity-building firm, to learn about the theories underlying capacity-building consulting, to understand how nonprofit organizational assessments are conducted, and to learn about evaluation processes for nonprofit capacity-building efforts. As TSNE strengthens its focus on supporting organizations that are leading social change movements, fellows will also gain an in-depth understanding of the crucial role of organizational development as tool for effective social change/movement building. This fellowship will be customized to fit both personal learning goals and TSNE’s organizational goals. However, some potential projects could include:

  • Shadowing consultants in the field, taking notes at meetings, analyzing data, and drafting reports for clients
  • Conducting surveys and interviews in order to evaluate and improve aspects of TSNE’s program offerings
  • Supporting internal innovation by helping staff members develop plans and execute pilots of new program offerings
  • Doing market research to support the expansion of TSNE’s programs
  • Evaluating internal systems and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Researching specialty areas within organizational development consulting, and developing materials for use by consultants
  • Developing TSNE’s training series and supporting event planning
  • Crafting communications strategies and supporting the development of marketing materials
  • Attending learning convenings of TSNE consultants and interim leaders
  • Conducting independent projects co-developed by the fellow and TSNE staff
  • Engaging in an organizational assessment of one of TSNE’s fiscally sponsored projects as a lead consultant

More Info: http://tsne.org/nonprofit-capacity-building-fellow-third-sector-new-england

2. Program Specialist, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Location: Townsend, TN

Summary: As a key member of the program leadership team, the Program Specialist strives for excellence in the development and implementation of programs in line with the strategic goals, mission and purposes of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT).

The Program Specialist is directly responsible for the logistical flow of programs, working closely with the School Program Coordinator, staff, and stakeholders to create and staff program schedules for all school groups and some special programs. This position also includes teaching and campus oversight.

More Info: http://www.gsmit.org/downloads/programspecialist315.pdf

3. Sustainability Associate, PACENow

DEADLINE: April 24

Location: Pleasantville, NY

Paid, Housing

Summary: The Sustainability Associate will provide industry leadership in the following ways:

  • Manage PACE market data collection and reporting by working with PACE programs nationally,
  • Expand PACENow's already extensive contact list to keep PACE stakeholders and the broader public up to date on PACE news and initiatives,
  • Work closely with PACENow staff on white papers, case studies, data analyses, etc.
  • Develop presentation materials and webinars.

This is a full-time position based in Pleasantville, NY with some flexibility of working from home.

More Info: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/pM9fsGnwZSsP/

4. Assistant Director - Membership Development, The Sierra Club

Location: San Francisco, CA

Summary: The Assistant Director, Membership Development will be responsible for expanding and diversifying the Sierra Club champion and membership base. This position will collaborate and partner across the Sierra Club to attract and cultivate younger and new constituencies through existing events, activities, programs, and partnerships as well as through the introduction to the Club of new events, activities, programs, and partnerships. This position will also ensure that these expanding constituencies are experiencing a welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment at the Club and work to grow their engagement, activism, and support of the Club over time. Working collaboratively with key stakeholder groups to develop and execute integrated marketing communications plans, this position is responsible for optimizing organization-wide brand and campaign messaging strategies to ensure that communications are age and culturally appropriate and relevant.

More Info: https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=521