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 valuable introduction to online environmental journalism.

Campus & Community Interns assist in finding, researching, interviewing, writing and submitting original articles on local 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 they interview story stakeholders. Candidates require strong writing and communication skills.

In addition to adding to your portfolio, interns gain valuable experience in publishing in a content management system environment, development of SEO skills, and increased exposure by having your bio and social media links associated with each of your published articles. In addition, your editor will offer you feedback and mentoring as you develop your skills. GreenActionNews compensates interns based on reader engagement: page views, Facebook Likes, comments and shares, and a bonus for top viewed post of the week. Interns are paid via PayPal, so it is important that you have a PayPal account in order to be compensated.

You can fulfill your internship anywhere in the world!
We want you to cover news and events local to your city, region and state/province –
wherever you happen to be during your internship, plus one story related to your campus. Because GreenActionNews is a global publication, you can fulfill your internship 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 in journalism and/or environmental science and your work must apply to academic credit in your field of study. 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.

Interns commit to the following:

  • Will conduct themselves in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Submit 1 articles per week that is 300 – 500 words in AP format.
  • Submit 1 article per week that is at least 700 words in storytelling 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 local environmental activist, using storytelling/magazine format, which can include some storytelling 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
    Summer 2017 Term: June through mid-August (Deadline April 30)
    Fall 2017 Term: Labor Day through December (Deadline June 30)
    Spring 2018 Term: January – Memorial Day (Deadline November 30)

    Standard Application Procedure
    Use our internship application form near the bottom of this page to submit your materials. Your resume is required. Selected applications will be interviewed by email/phone. Attached text documents should be in PDF format. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow our directions 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.