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Spring Intern – Earth Island Journal

Earth Island Journal, an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is looking for a Spring intern who will work with us on our print publication as well as the Journal’s web component. This is an unpaid position that offers the opportunity to build knowledge and reporting/writing experience for those interested in the environment and the future of our planet. (We do provide a monthly transportation stipend of $60, and sometimes interns may be able to receive college credit for their work.)

Ideal candidate will provide the following services:

  • Write online articles on current environmental and sustainable development issues
  • Fact-check reports from contributors
  • Help editors with research (mostly web-based)


Ideal candidate would be
  • Comfortable with writing and interviewing, and detail oriented
  • Have a strong interest in environmental issues.
  • Familiar with Word, Excel, email, and Web programs.
  • Able to work fast and think creatively while under deadline


Interns should commit 8-15 hours a week. Some of the work can be done remotely. The internship will last 3-4 months or longer.

How to apply

To apply please send resume, brief cover letter, and a writing sample to by February 15.

Communications Director – Real Food Real Stories

Apply to help RFRS with content creation and communications strategy to increase the organization’s audience & online engagement with eaters and food professionals. Through authentic storytelling, that humanizes the food system, you will help to inspire positive cultural and social change.

To read the job description and to apply, follow this link.

This position is part of the Earth Island team serving as liaison, administrative coordinator, and coach to Earth Island Institute sponsored projects under the supervision of the Director of Operations.

To read the job description and to apply, follow this link.

Program Coordinator (part time-temporary)

The Green Life peer education self-sufficiency and eco-literacy program teaches incarcerated individuals and those reentering community the importance of a healthy relationship with the Earth. Past and potentially future activities include teaching permaculture principles, life skills, and emotional readiness to inmates inside San Quentin prison. Current activities include working with re-entry (post release) programs to design a permaculture-based training program along with partners for job readiness and restorative healing. Green Life is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute; this position would be an employee of Earth Island.

View the full description with this link (.pdf, ~200k).

Internships with All One Ocean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.