Environmental Justice Internship
About the Endangered Species Coalition:
The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of
conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business
and community organizations working to protect our nation's disappearing wildlife
and last remaining wild places. Through education, outreach and citizen
involvement, we work to protect endangered species and the special places where
they live. We specialize in grassroots organizing, mobilizing citizens to participate in
the democratic political process.
About the Environmental Justice Internship:
All the world’s people are impacted by the loss of biodiversity and therefore, must
be included and have a say in how we respond, especially the front-line
communities that are most vulnerable to environmental collapse. The
Environmental Justice intern will help us educate the public on the impacts of
between biodiversity loss on humans—particularly vulnerable communities.
This internship will provide a potential for a high level of responsibility, the chance
to connect with individuals from across the country, and the ability to develop and
refine transferrable skills essential to virtually any job in the conservation field.
The duties will include:
Conducting research, including a review of scientific papers, on ecosystem
services and other benefits of biodiversity,
Researching new or existing legislation, regulations, policies, and practices to
address environmental justice concerns;
Creating a database of community groups working to address environmental
justice issues, vulnerable communities impacted by environmental misdeeds;
Reaching out to community groups and organizations working to address
environmental justice concerns;
Contributing to the writing of a report, blog posts, fact sheets, letter to the
editor, and an opinion editorial;
Serving as a member of a creative team providing ideas, input and
implementation on our environmental justice projects
Attending meetings related to environmental justice concerns;
Supporting colleagues on other environmental justice-related tasks.
Qualities for a Successful Intern:
We are looking for an individual who is organized and self-disciplined, and who is a
good communicator and self-starter. An individual who is a skilled researcher,
excellent writer, and comfortable talking on the phone and engaging people in
conversation will excel.
To apply: Please email your resume, a cover letter, and three references to ------------.
conservation, environmental justice, wildlife, endangered species