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Environmental Health Intern, Environmental Health Strategy Center – Maine

Organization: Environmental Health Strategy Center

Position Title: Environmental Health Intern

Location: Portland, Maine

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, unpaid, ten-week internship from June to August of 2015 (final dates TBA). We are happy to work with students to secure institutional funding and/or course credit.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: Interested in exploring a career in public health, environmental advocacy, and social justice? Want to spend the summer fighting to make sure everyone has the chance to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, without being needlessly exposed to toxic chemicals?

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, campaign advocacy, communications, and/or development.


Grassroots Organizing

  • Work on local and national policy campaigns
  • Build relationships with target constituencies such as cancer-affected communities, local businesses, and parent groups
  • Organize outreach events such as films and workshops
  • Recruit activists to join rallies and media events
  • Reach out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Conduct outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state

Communications and Development

  • Help coordinate the summer fundraising campaign
  • Write blogs
  • Create tools and templates for activists

Research and Policy

  • Conduct scientific literature review on health effects
  • Research government and corporate policies
  • Develop fact sheets


  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Serious commitment to social justice

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience — we want to know who you are, what you’re interested in, and what strengths you would bring to our work. Feel free to include a writing sample (optional). Send to Emily Postman at membership (at)

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