Penn Environment Intern

Position Details

Organization: PennEnvironment

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today.

What do interns with PennEnvironment 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.

Our Campaigns

·        We’re doing our part to stop global warming: We took a big step forward when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’s an important start. Unfortunately, one of the most powerful special interests in the world -- the fossil fuel industry -- is standing in the way, at every step. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan and get it over the finish line. 

·        We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking is risking our families’ health, contaminating our water, and turning our treasured landscapes into industrial zones. We know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas pollutes our air and contributes significantly to global warming. We’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our public health, environment, and communities protected from fracking’s dangerous impacts. This fall we are launching our new Protect Our Children campaign to defend children -- an especially vulnerable population -- from the worst effects of fracking.

·        We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams:  To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction, we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage, and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from developers, giant agribusiness, and other polluters. We’re working to harness the huge grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways.


Application Requirements

Becoming a PennEnvironment 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 a PennEnvironment 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 to learn the ropes.
  • You'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skills.

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 PennEnvironment is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our team when they graduate. Our entry-level Campaign Organizer position is a two-year crash course in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution building that can sustain long-term battles.

We’re hiring interns in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for Spring 2016 and Summer 2016.