Climate Campaign and Outreach Intern

  • National Audubon Society
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jan 01, 2019
Seasonal Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy and Policy Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach

Job Description

Position Summary

Audubon’s Climate Strategy has a paid internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in issue campaigns, climate change, and environmental policy. The intern will work directly with Audubon’s Climate Program Manager and National Campaign Director on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our Climate Strategy goals and pass climate-related policies across the U.S. This internship is designed to provide the intern with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field of conservation and to make a contribution to Audubon’s climate work and campaign strategy. 

Submitting a cover letter is highly preferred

Essential Functions

This intern will contribute to the goals of the Climate Strategy in a variety of ways, with many opportunities to dive deeper into projects based on interest and needs. This intern will primarily support a number of state-level climate policy campaigns. They will have the opportunity to work with staff to create outreach materials and research additional engagement opportunities. The internship will have a significant impact on the progress of our campaigns in these key states as well as help communicate our climate science programs and research. Their work will help lay the groundwork for future campaigns and programs, helping deliver on our goals.

At the end of the internship, the intern will:

  • Have gained valuable experiences from interacting with professional communicators, conservation leaders, and campaigners at Audubon, as well as with staff and volunteers from across the network.
  • Have developed a new set of communication and community organization skills and tangible achievements through hands-on work and responsibility.
  • Contributed meaningfully to the success of our policy campaigns through research, special projects and implementation.

This full-time paid internship will run from January/February to summer 2019, with the potential for an extension.

Qualifications and Experience

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-starter with a creative, resourceful spirit.
  • Strong work ethic with exceptional organizational skills and an eye for details.
  • Dedicated and excited about working in a dynamic, fast-paced nonprofit organization.
  • Independent and able to work with little oversight.
  • Appetite for learning and growth.

Primary Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; well organized.
  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, climate change, environmental studies, social sciences, communications and/or social change preferred.
  • Adaptable and versatile; able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.
  • Understanding of GIS or other mapping software a bonus.
  • Experience with InDesign or other creative software a bonus.
  • Genuine interest in conservation, the mission of the National Audubon Society, and social and environmental justice.
  • Having speaking proficiency in Spanish or another language other than English is a bonus.
  • People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage applications from minorities and women.

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Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO