Environmental Campaigns Internship

Mighty Earth will soon be accepting applications for our 2021 Summer Internship Program. We are seeking talented, driven candidates who are passionate about environmental and social justice issues to support our global campaigns.

Who We Are:

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect tropical forests, oceans, and the climate with staff based around the world. We have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuse from their supply chains and driven adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. Our Chairman, former United States Congressman Henry Waxman, is responsible for some of the most important environmental legislation of the last 50 years, notably the 1990 reauthorization of the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

What We Are Looking For: 

If you can conduct research, think creatively, and write persuasively; are a self-starter who can work both independently and shoulder-to-shoulder with our team; and care deeply about addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, this is the internship for you.  

As part of our internship program, you will work with our talented staff and learn some of the fundamentals of environmental advocacy and campaign work, ranging from research, writing, media relations, grassroots organizing, event planning, social media, presentation skills, and more. Over the course of your internship, you will join one of our campaign teams fighting deforestation and climate change by working to protect native ecosystems and local communities from the palm oil, soy, cattle, cocoa and/or rubber industry.  

As an environmental campaigns intern, your responsibilities could include:

  • Supporting campaign research, including analyses of corporate social responsibility policies and supply chains.
  • Drafting and editing both internal and external campaign materials.
  • Supporting critical campaign activities such as drafting briefings for decision-makers and participating in campaign events.
  • Engagement with volunteers and activists through a variety of mediums– face-to-face, on the phone, through social media and email– to keep them abreast of campaign actions and other developments.
  • Administrative and fundraising support as needed.
  • Participation in skill trainings and issue briefings.



  • Commitment to and thoughtful perspectives on environment and social justice issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Honed organizational skills and the ability to manage simultaneous projects
  • Leadership experience in an activist, sports, or extra-curricular setting
  • Fluent in English


  • Additional language skills
  • Familiarity with GIS mapping software
  • Social media management/ marketing
  • Graphic design capabilities
  • Campaign experience (political or issue focused)
  •  Knowledge of and/or experience working on issues related to climate change and deforestation– particularly cattle, rubber, palm oil, and cocoa


The Mighty Earth Summer 2021 internship is a full-time internship and the pay is $600 a week. You will work remotely on ET hours and the internship will run from 8 to 12 weeks. You will report to one of our Directors as well as interact with junior and senior staff.  Throughout the course of the summer, you and your cohort will receive a variety of issue briefings and trainings to help you think strategically about how to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, and to introduce the skills needed to win advocacy campaigns more generally.


Application Deadline:

Applications will open soon

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.