Environmental Advocates of New York offers communications interns an active role in promoting and marketing our policy work.
While learning about a host of environmental issues, our interns will see how to educate the public on the legislative process, including how a bill becomes a law in New York. Interns will learn how to capture and retain the public’s interest in issues such as climate change, clean water and air, congestion pricing, renewable energy, and more. Candidates will also learn how social media and marketing plays a role in building and engaging our organization’s membership.
The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: creating original visuals for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, drafting membership emails, covering rallies and press conferences, film and photography, learning how to draft a compelling press release, and media outreach. There will also be opportunities to research the use of new social media platforms, such as Snapchat. Interns will also work with our membership team and maintain databases as needed.
Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; demonstrated knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat); interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.
Work Period: The summer internship runs from May through August. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.
Compensation: Our summer internships are unpaid, but we can assist in arranging credit for students through their schools.
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210