Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern

Offered By: 
Environment Texas
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
Internships that Make a Difference If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment Texas intern today. What do interns with Environment Texas do? You’ll help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win. Our Campaigns Do you want to clean up our air and water? From illegal refinery emissions polluting our air to urban run-off pollution contaminating our creeks and Lady Bird Lake, we're advocating for solutions to help protect public health. Do you want 100% renewable energy? We’re committed to a 100% renewable energy future, and cites like Georgetown, Texas and companies from Apple to Google and Amazon are joining us. But we’re also advocating policies that will bring more solar and wind power to more people and communities right now. Do you want to help stop global warming? Methane emissions from oil and gas operations are a major contributor to global warming. There are 9000 polluting oil and gas wells on UT lands, and we're asking Chancellor McRaven to cut this pollution in half. Do you want to save bees and other pollinators from extinction? A recent U.N. report found that bees and other pollinators are facing extinction – and given that bees pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries, we know that “no bees” means “no food.” So we’re gathering support for a ban on toxic ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides. Thinking boldly about a green future is a start, but we know it’s not enough. Become an Environment Texas intern. If you agree that it’s time to solve these big environmental problems, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Texas intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now. As an intern: 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. And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of campaigning to solve big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment Texas (part of our national organization Environment America) is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate. The Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution building that can sustain long-term battles.
Application Instructions: 
Send a cover letter and resume to Luke Metzger at luke@environmenttexas.org
Contact Information: 
Luke Metzger Director, Environment Texas 815 Brazos, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 479-0388 office luke@environmenttexas.org Twitter: @lukewmetzger www.EnvironmentTexas.org/jobs
Type of Internship: 
Non-Profit
Posted By: 
Luke Metzger
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017