Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern

Offered By: 
Environment Texas
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
815 Brazos, Suite 600
Job Description: 
We believe there’s something special about Texas — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it's swimming at Barton Springs on a hot day, paddling down the Trinity River or hiking through Big Bend National Park, Texas' natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Texas. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment. We've won lawsuits against four of the state's biggest air polluters, stopped the sale of a mountain range by Big Bend, and helped win big investments in clean energy and water conservation at the Legislature. As our Environmental Policy and Advocacy Intern, you'll work side by side with our Executive Director, learning the ropes of lobbying at the state Capitol, securing media attention, building powerful coalitions, and rallying the public to our cause. You'll help us hold petrochemical plants accountable for illegal pollution, win guaranteed funding for our state parks, defend incentives for renewable energy and electric cars, and more.
Application Instructions: 
Send a resume and cover letter to Luke Metzger at luke@environmenttexas.org.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Environment Texas 200 E. 30th Street Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 479-0388
Type of Internship: 
Non-Profit
Posted By: 
Luke Metzger
Expiration Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019