Texas Environmental Policy and Advocacy Internships

Public Citizen’s Texas office – located in Austin – works mostly on environmental issues. Preserving a livable climate is one of our primary focuses. We advocate for a rapid transition from polluting fossil fuels to clean, affordable renewable energy, as well as programs that will clean our air. Texas is ground zero for many environmental challenges and our staff is working to achieve a more just and sustainable future. We engage in state level and local policy making, media outreach and organizing. Interns will work with staff on one or several projects, depending on the individual’s skills, background and interests. This will be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working on public policy.

Interns will do some or all of the following:

  • Research
  • Writing reports, factsheets, fliers
  • Writing blog posts
  • Assisting with social media
  • Assisting with press conferences, briefings, and other events
  • Attending community meetings to share information about our campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work in the public’s interest and
  • Commitment learning about and working on environmental issues
  • Self-motivation and a desire to learn
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Organized
  • Ability to work with a team

Desired, but not required:

  • Background in energy, politics, economics, or public policy
  • Any experience with graphics, video or social media is a plus, but definitely not required

Duration:

  • At least 8 weeks
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week

Location:

  • currently remote
  • when in-person: 309 E 11th St, Suite 2, Austin, TX 78701

Apply:

Public Citizen’s Texas office offers unpaid internships year round (course credit can be arranged). The organization as a whole offers a small number of paid internships ($16.10 an hour), which applicants wishing to work in Texas can apply for.

For Unpaid Positions, Submit:

  • Cover letter outlining why you want to intern at Public Citizen and any other relevant information not found on your resume
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (something you already wrote)
  • Optional: graphics, videos, or social media content you have created

For Paid Positions, Submit:

  • An essay outlining why you want to intern at Public Citizen and any other information about you that you wish to have considered, including your need for financial support (500 words or less)
  • If you have completed the FAFSA, a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (something you already wrote)
  • Optional: graphics, videos, or social media content you have created
  • Submit application by November 18, 2022.

Applications for both paid and unpaid internships should be emailed to Kaiba White (kwhite@citizen.org) with “Texas Internship” as the email subject.