Environmental Advocacy Internship

Posted on June 23, 2023 by InternPlug

  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

Clean Water Action is one of the largest environmental non-profits in the state, with 160,000 members. We've been working on water issues since our founding to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972. In the Great Lakes region, we have won campaigns to increase renewable energy, fight water withdrawals from the Great Lakes, and to fund lead pipe replacement in the city of Flint.

We are currently hiring for our staff of community organizers. Job responsibilities for grassroots organizing include educating the public on our campaigns and building the support we need to win through petition signatures, collecting letters to our lawmakers, and fundraising. Ideal candidates should have strong communication skills, great leaderships qualities, and a true passion for environmental issues, politics, or social justice.

Our staff consists of committed, professional, highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities.


  • $15/hr with plenty of room for bonuses and rapid advancement
  • 2:00pm to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday


  • Work with Michigan's largest environmental non-profit
  • Health and dental benefits, paid sick and vacation days, and paid holidays off for long term staff
  • Paid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issues
  • Leadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement
  • Opportunities for travel throughout Michigan and the U.S., including national and regional conferences
  • Rewarding work with a casual work setting
  • Potential to earn college credit

Other Job Requirements:

COVID Vaccinations required.

Strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and a desire to work for a progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are equal opportunity employers and value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Pay: $600.00 - $700.00 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Vaccinations required. Masks worn at all times, daily temperature check and sign in to confirm no Covid-19 symptoms or exposure.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Advertised until:
July 23, 2023

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