Communications / Media Internship

With a Trump presidency, state-based climate action has never been more important. It’s the collective fortress of the environmental movement. And state-based, people-powered, climate action is what we do here at CCAN.

APPLY NOW TO SPEND SPRING SEMESTER INTERNING WITH US

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to internship@chesapeakeclimate.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABOUT CCAN

We’re the largest and oldest grassroots group fighting for bold and just solutions to climate change in the Chesapeake region of Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.

We’ve put a stop to new coal plants in Virginia, expanded clean energy in Washington DC, and pressed the pause button on fracking in Maryland.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

In 2017, we’re going to keep fighting: to stop massive fracked-gas pipelines across the farms and forests of Virginia, to put a nation-leading and equitable price on carbon in DC. And in Maryland, we just placed a permanent, statewide, ban on fracking.

We and our 40,000 supporters surrounding the nation’s capital are going to keep building the powerfully diverse grassroots climate movement our region needs – building local resistance, raising our voices, acting.

And under a Trump presidency, we’ll be fighting for more than just energy justice. Trump is a threat to all of our progressive values and we will work with our progressive allies across the region for paid sick days for all workers, an increased minimum wage, an end to racial profiling by police, fair laws for transgender people, and more. We will pitch in wherever we can.

OUR COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Interns at CCAN work side-by-side with our experienced communications experts to create compelling content and run impactful media campaigns across our region. They gain valuable experience for careers in the communications and media industries.

SPECIFICALLY, YOUR TASKS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Learning the ins-and-outs of managing media lists and reaching out to reporters
  • Developing fluency in a CRM data management system for contacting CCAN volunteers and supporters
  • Conceptualizing, editing, and/or drafting blog posts and language for the website
  • Search engine optimization
  • And having an amazing opportunity to learn what it’s like to work at an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • A driving passion to combat climate change despite a climate denier in the White House, and secure clean energy victories
  • A commitment to a fair and equitable energy future
  • A keen eye for new technologies and computer systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Quick learner
  • A good understanding of social media spheres
  • And a sense of humor!

LOCATION:

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland.

HOURS AND DATES:

This position is part-time and will require 20 hours per week.

COMPENSATION:

This internship position will receive a monthly stipend. We also encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and will support these pursuits in any way we possibly can.

Apply now to spend your spring semester interning with us:

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to internship@chesapeakeclimate.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.