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Communications Intern

San Francisco, CA
Department:  Communications
Job Type: 
Clerk, Extern or Intern

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The communications intern works with the communications department at Earthjustice headquarters in San Francisco, California, to generate more media and brand awareness of Earthjustice’s work. The intern will assist various teams within the department with communication projects that involve writing, online research, event planning, social media outreach, blogging and the occasional administrative duties. Through the internship, the intern will learn the various roles of the communications department at a large nonprofit environmental organization.

We prefer applicants to be currently enrolled in college, but will make exceptions for qualified candidates. They should be passionate about environmental issues and have exposure to previous communications work, though professional work experience is not required. Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, and be an independent, motivated worker. A working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.

This is a part-time internship that requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible, but the intern must be in the office on Mondays for the weekly department check-in. 

Applicants should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Below is a general time line for the deadline and duration of communications internships. Applications are accepted year-round. Bay Area applicants preferred.

Internship Duration: June through September
Application Deadline: May 25

Internship Duration: September through December
Application Deadline: August 26

Internship Duration: January through June
Application Deadline: December 15

We offer a stipend and also welcome applications from candidates who can secure outside funding.

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Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.

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About Earthjustice

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.