Now hiring: Fall internships in Washington, D.C.

Environmental internships in Washington, D.C.

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Environment America staff deliver more than 42,000 petitions to the EPA in DC to cut mercury pollution

Many of the decisions that impact our environment get made in Washington, D.C. As an intern in Environment America’s Washington Legislative Office, you will learn how to influence Congress and the federal administration and assist on our campaigns to expand clean, renewable energy; protect our oceans, forests and public lands; save bees and other wildlife, and defend core environmental protections including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

We’re hiring interns for our federal team this fall. All positions are unpaid and can be in person, hybrid or remote. Apply here today.

As an intern with Environment America:

  • You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win.
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our advocates, learning the ropes.
  • You’ll learn how to track legislation, lobby members of Congress, and write persuasive letters to the editor, social media posts and web updates on our campaigns.
  • And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skills.

Our current federal campaigns and projects include:

Save America’s Wildlife: From the littlest bee to the largest whales, America’s wildlife is at risk. As a federal intern, you’ll learn how to track wildlife bills in Congress, create appealing social media content and web updates that drive people to take action in support of wildlife, attend congressional hearings and assist our advocates in lobby meetings and other projects.

Clean Energy Champions: The United States is poised for a decade of supercharged clean energy growth, following new state and local commitments to renewable energy and the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The Clean Energy Champions intern will assist in Environment America’s effort to cultivate 20 new clean energy champions in Congress, including researching and surveying members of Congress, tracking clean energy news, and learning how to write compelling updates for the media, lawmakers and the public about renewable energy. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend congressional briefings and related events.

Turn off the tap on toxic pollution: From Alabama to Alaska, more than 200 million Americans’ drinking water may be contaminated with PFAS, a class of more than 12,000 toxic man-made substances. The intern will learn how to monitor and evaluate legislation addressing PFAS pollution, draft bill summaries, updates and opinion media, attend congressional briefings and conduct outreach to local and community organizations dealing with PFAS contamination.

Apply today.


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