Applications Now Open!
Fall 2014 Internships with the Human Impacts Institute
Applications for internships are due Wednesday, September 17th, by midnight EST
Our internships provide unique, behind-the-scenes learning experiences where you join us to develop, implement, and monitor our diverse programs. As a Human Impacts Crew member, you work in a collaborative environment with our dynamic team. We are looking for passionate and creative minds who know how to turn ideas into action and promise to support your personal goals, while building your leadership potential. We want crew members who are passionate about environmental and social issues, and really get excited by marketing and communications, education, mission-driven business, policy, research, and/or the non-profit sector. In addition to this. You will be a great Human Impacts Crew member if you’re self-motivated, organized, a team player, creative, and like diversity in your days.
Our past interns were international lawyers, media professionals, teachers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from over 30 universities and colleges and five continents. They are now working in diverse institutions, including: the United Nations Environment Program, the Earth Institute (IRI), Bloomberg, the Climate Group, GrowNYC, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Worldwatch Institute, Arcadis, and P&C Insurance.
Internship Application Details:
Internships will last for 12 weeks and will take place in NYC. Only applicants available for the full term (September to middle of December–with some flexibility for start and end dates) and who can commit a minimum of 15 hours per week will be considered. Preference will be given to those to can commit 20-40 hours per week. All internships are unpaid.
We understand that we all work best at different hours of the day and in different settings. As an intern with us, you will have the flexibility to complete some of your hours on your own schedule–in your favorite coffee shop or while sitting on the beach. However, we require a minimum of two days of face-to-face time at our NYC headquarters per week (we want to hang out with you!). You also get priority if you can commit at least 20 hours per week.
Our crew gives strong preference to applicants who receive college or occupational training credits. We welcome international applicants (you must have your U.S. visa before starting an internship) and professionals looking to expand their experience base. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide stipend, travel, or lodging assistance at this time.
Your application must include:
- An Introductory letter, which includes: why you want to join our crew, your preferred internship(s), and your passion relating to that internship(s)
- A current resume
- Two reference contacts
- One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project
We currently offer the following internships:
Creative Design: As a Creative Design Intern, you support our online and visual presence. You work with our crew to develop creative tools and a consistent look for increased collaboration, outreach and open-source engagement of our partners. As an ideal candidate, you have proficiency in web development and Adobe Creative Suite, in addition to experience in graphic design, illustration, and/or marketing. If you’re applying to this internship, submit your three best work samples in your application.
Environmental Consulting: As an Environmental Consulting Intern, you support our consulting programs by providing our private and public sector clients with tools to integrate environmentally and socially-conscious practices into their business models. A research and outreach heavy internship, you also develop curriculum, employee engagement opportunities, special events, impact assessments, as well as monitoring and evaluation tools.
Experiential Education: As an Experiential Education Intern, you support our Learning By Doing programs. You focus on curriculum and program development, teaching classes, and community outreach. You should have an interest in environmental education and hands-on learning. Experience in STEAM topics or teaching is a plus.
Global Leadership: As a Global Leadership Intern, you support our Curated Action programs to develop local to international opportunities for personal action. Your responsibilities include content development for outreach materials, establishing strategic partnerships, events creation and planning, as well as research and policy development.
NGO Management: As an NGO Management Intern, you support our organizational development and structure. You work closely with our Development Manager in strategic fundraising, such as: grants writing, sponsorship proposals and deck development, individual donor requests, events planning, as well as earned income generation tools. You also develop and maintain monitoring and evaluation tools and assist with partnership development.
Strategic Communications: As a Strategic Communications Intern, you support our outreach and communications campaigns, develop social media content, blogs, and other online content. You will also develop strategy and content for press and funder interactions, organizational brochures, newsletters, as well as other marketing and communications tools for our programs.
About the Human Impacts Institute: As an international non-governmental organization based in NYC, the mission of the Human Impacts Institute is to inspire action for strong communities and a healthy environment through hands-on education, coalition building, and using arts and culture for social good. Our partners range from the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and Federal Republic of Germany to major universities and research institutes to community-based, grassroots groups. Learn more: HumanImpactsInstitute.org