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Communications Internship: Environmental Non-Profit

Paid Internship$20 - $20/hr 15 - 15 hrs/wk

3 months ago


General Description

The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) has an exciting internship opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student proficient in social media/communication and committed to environmental sustainability and non-profit development. 

Reporting to CCLR’s Communications Manager, the Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization implement its communication plan with the goals of increasing geographically-targeted visibility, tailoring communications on multiple platforms to diverse stakeholders, and attracting media attention and promoting in-person and virtual events.

Fully Virtual, but preference for California/West Coast - Immediate Hire

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): 

  • Develop blog posts, e-blasts and social media posts in keeping with the organization’s Social Media Policy.
  • Create calendars and post/disseminate information to diverse stakeholders.  
  • Curate content for CCLR’s monthly newsletter and disseminate using Mailchimp.
  • Identify organizations that would promote CCLR’s programs and events in their newsletters and communications to their stakeholders. 
  • Engage with event/webinar speakers and partners to encourage promotion of CCLR programs and events.
  • Help maintain CCLR’s online resource library.
  • Maintain organization on Google Drive, Mailchimp and other services.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use. 
  • Research news items and resources to share in our newsletters.



  • Experience in writing blogs, e-blasts, social media posts and other materials for diverse stakeholders and disseminating through social media sites.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and e-mail/newsletter platforms (Mailchimp etc.), and Canva.
  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Loomly, and ArcGIS is a plus, but not required.
  • Self motivated, dependable, responsible, honest and able to work independently.
  • Participate in CCLR weekly staff meetings to learn about the organization and its accomplishments/projects. Technical training as needed. 
  • Passionate and inspired to build resilient, healthy communities through reclaiming brownfield properties. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Need to be available to start immediately. Minimum commitment of 5 months preferred.

Compensation & Position Information

  • Student internship in keeping with internship labor laws.
  • Flexible hours for an average of 15 hrs/week.
  • Salary of $20/hour  
  • Willing to work with professors/provide reports to have work count for school credit. 
  • Travel, event registration and other expenses reimbursed as needed. 
  • Location: Can be virtual, but preference for California/West Coast. 
  • Benefits include 
  • access to wide-ranging contacts in the environmental sector
  • gain content experience in brownfield development
  • build a portfolio of social media and other writing samples 
  • opportunity to gain experience in communications and development in a visible and dynamic role with a growing national organization.

“As an intern, I definitely felt comfortable and even encouraged to voice my opinions and propose new ideas! I think that is definitely a draw for this position, I am not just doing menial organizational work, I am encouraged to be a part of the decision making in the projects I worked on!” -Former CCLR Intern

CCLR values an organizational culture that is respectful and collaborative, and strives to help each staff member to grow and develop professionally. We are an equal opportunity employer that highly values diversity. We seek talented and qualified individuals regardless of age, ancestry, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, military obligations, national origins, physical abilities, race, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and veteran status. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with any links to on-line writing or writing samples to Please use the subject line “CCLR Communications Intern”. For more information about CCLR, visit:

About Center for Creative Land Recycling

CCLR is at the forefront of sustainable and equitable brownfield redevelopment. As EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) provider, CCLR provides unparalleled support to local governments and non-profit development organizations to convert abandoned, contaminated tracts of land into community assets. The process of redeveloping brownfields creates jobs, housing, businesses and/or green spaces and lays the groundwork for a resilient and vibrant community.
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What happens after you send in your application?

Center for Creative Land Recycling has not provided an expected interview date. If Center for Creative Land Recycling chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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