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Environmental Leadership Intern, Human Impacts Institute – New York

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Environmental Leadership Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships with the Human Impacts Institute begin on February 10th (Term 1), May 10th (Term 2), and September 10th (Term 3). Not all Terms are offered all years. Please, inquire at [email protected] to see if internships are available for your selected Term.

Description: The Human Impacts Institute Internship  program provides an active learning environment for college students and mid-career professionals.  Unless otherwise noted, internships are based in NYC and are for a minimum duration of three months.  Interns are expected to work on-site at least ten hours per week, with a preference for those who can commit twenty hours per week.

Interning with the Human Impacts Institute offers:

Working with a team of environmentalists and artists who are passionate about inspiring social change and have backgrounds in climate science, public engagement, education, policy development, international consulting, private sector advising, and more;

An open and creative learning environment where interns and staff collaborate and co-learn;

A high level of responsibility and a key role in program development and leadership;

Inclusion in a diverse, international network of environmental, sustainable development, and social change professionals; Diverse experiences in education, coalition-building, creative messaging, reporting and research;

A commitment to supporting your personal goals while pushing your leadership skills; and

Significant programmatic and organizational responsibilities based upon your internship descriptions, qualifications, and interests.

We consider our interns part of the HII family and lifelong members of the HII Crew.

Responsibilities: Our Environmental Leadership Intern will work to further develop our programs in coalition building locally and internationally. Focus will be on developing and outreaching for our coalition initiatives: the NYC Climate and MobilizeUS! Coalitions.  Environmental Leadership interns will be instrumental in helping to develop our local and international programs.  Responsibilities will include: developing outreach and web content, teaching, curriculum development, research and partner development, lobbying and advocacy, grant writing, and more. Intern should have a good working knowledge of climate change issues, and climate change & environmental policy and science experience is a plus.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an expressed interest in environmental issues, education, policy development, research, coalition building, and/or not-for-profit organizational work. In addition to this, interns are expected to be: self-motivated, extremely organized, independent workers, creative, highly adaptable to different types of projects, atmospheres, interactions, and have good research skills.

Strong preference is given to applicants who receive college credit (undergraduate or graduate) or occupational training credits. International applicants are welcome, as are mid-career professionals looking to expand their knowledge of environmental work.   There is no stipend or lodging assistance available and intern applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding assistance.

How to Apply: If interested, please submit:

1) A Current resume;

2) An Introductory letter, including: Why you want to work with HII, the specific internship(s) you are applying to, and

your specific expertise/interests relating to that internship

3) One reference letter;

4) One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project you’d like to do at HII

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of interviews shortly after their application. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of their desired start date.  All applications and inquiries should be directed to: [email protected]

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