Environmental Journalism Internship

Green Action News is for people who care about making a beneficial difference for the environment. A Green Action News Campus & Community Environmental Journalism Internship provides an invaluable introduction to online environmental journalism.

Campus & Community Interns assist in finding, researching, interviewing, writing and submitting original articles on environmental affairs. They take photos in the field of the subject they are covering. They monitor trending topics on social media and news releases on environmental topics. Interns generate questions for interviews and interview stakeholders. Candidates require strong writing and communication skills. Interns gain experience in using a CMS/Wordpress and development of SEO skills. We will work with your advisor regarding specific goals and documentation of your internship.

You can fulfill your internship anywhere in the world!
Because GreenActionNews is a global publication, you can fulfill your internship from anywhere in the world. If your college program allows it, you can include this internship as a part of your study-abroad or personal travel plans.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university and your work must apply to academic credit in your field of study. Per federal regulations internships are unpaid. Placement in our internship program does not constitute a guarantee of a job at the conclusion of the internship. All interns must have a basic understanding of media ethics and law and reporting skills.

Please note: this is an unpaid internship. Interns agree to serve one term and are usually limited to one term.
Interns commit to the following:

  • Will conduct themselves in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Submit 2 articles per week that are at 300 – 500 words in AP format.
  • Submit 1 article per week that is at least 700 words in AP format.
  • 1 analysis article per semester (1000+ words) in AP format that is based on one of your previous articles which demonstrates in-depth research, includes at least 5 sources and utilizes one original infographic.
  • 1 feature article per semester highlighting the work, life and inspiration of one environmental activist, using storytelling/magazine format, which can include some first-person elements.
  • At least 1 article per term that highlights environmental topics related to your college campus


  • Weekly articles should primarily focus on activism and advocacy at the local to state level where you plan to reside during your internship. Stories may include campus events, grassroots activist events, community group activities, workshops, speakers, and policy reform efforts, within our top environmental news topics: Climate Change, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Wildlife, Policy & Politics, Water, Habitats & Ecosystems as well as special topics such as fracking. All articles must be written in English.

    Environmental Journalism Internship Terms
    Fall 2017 Term: Labor Day through December
    Spring 2018 Term: January – Memorial Day
    Summer 2017 Term: June through mid-August

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Standard Application Procedure
    Use our internship application form near the bottom of this page to submit your materials. Selected applications will be interviewed by email/phone. Attached text documents should be in PDF format. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

    Equal Opportunity
    Green Action News is a convergent media production of Areopagitica, LLC, which is committed to equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, color, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetics, immigration status, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

    Campus & Community Environmental Journalism Internship Application Form
    If the application form does not show up properly, you can access it here.