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About Environment America

Environment America’s professional staff in 23 states and Washington, D.C., combines independent research, practical ideas and tough- minded advocacy on a broad range of environmental issues that include promoting energy efficiency, protecting open spaces, cleaning up air and water and advancing global warming solutions. The organization works to protect precious natural resources at the local, state and national levels.

Interns work one-on-one with an Environment America advocate or campaign organizer. Though responsibilities vary, most internships include conducting research into critical environmental problems and preparing investigative reports; coordinating media events and press releases; and monitoring the progress of legislation in Congress and the actions of federal agencies. Interns may also have the opportunity to attend local, regional and national program briefings and trainings where they learn more about environmental issues and gain political skills. Summer interns participate in “brown bag lunch” discussions with leaders within Environment America and the federation of state- based environment offices as well as leaders from other organizations.


Open to college seniors, recent graduates, and graduate and law students. A strong commitment to environmental issues and debate, writing, and analytical skills are required.

Environment America

Jenn Kaufer, Internship Coordinator
Environment America
Environment America
218 D Street SE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20003


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC