Environment New Jersey is a statewide, citizen-based, environmental advocacy group. Our mission is to research and advocate for policies, while building the public support necessary, to win real results for New Jersey’s environment. Right now, we’re working to keep fracking and the waste that it produces from being dumped in New Jersey’s waterways like the Delaware River, to protect and restore the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and repower New Jersey with clean renewable energy like solar and wind.  

We teach our staff and interns how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And they work one-on-one with one of our advocates or organizers, providing a unique, mentored experience.

Environment New Jersey is hiring for internships available for spring and summer 2015. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Locations: Trenton, New Brunswick, on campus, or in your community

If you want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love, apply for an internship with Environment New Jersey.

So, what do interns with Environment New Jersey do? Make a real impact on critical environmental issues!

Responsibilities vary, but you'll do some mix of:
• Researching critical environmental problems and preparing reports to release to the public
• Coordinating and attending media events, like news conferences
• Writing and publishing letters to the editor and working on news releases
• Attending lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision-makers
• Working with coalition partners, like public health groups and other environmental groups
• Tracking legislation or regulations on the federal or state levels
• Generating public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions or using social media
• And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn more about environmental issues and gain advocacy and organizing skills.
Our internships are unpaid, and we cannot provide housing or travel assistance. We will work with you to secure academic credit from your college or university if that is an option.

We are looking for current college students who care about our environment and are driven to preserve it for the future. We look for strong leadership skills, academic excellence, problem solving ability, top-notch written and verbal skills, eagerness to learn, and a sense of humor. We have a great training program, so no prior organizing experience is necessary, although if you have some that’s great!

To apply:
To apply:
Email cover letter and resume to Doug O'Malley, our Director, at domalley@environmentnewjersey.org and to our solar campaign organizer, David Beavers at dbeavers@environmentnewjersey.org