Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Audubon’s Climate Strategy has a paid internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in issue campaigns, climate change, and environmental policy. The intern will work directly with Audubon’s Climate Program Manager and National Campaign Director on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our Climate Strategy goals and pass climate-related policies across the U.S. This internship is designed to provide the intern with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field of conservation and to make a contribution to Audubon’s climate work and campaign strategy.
Submitting a cover letter is highly preferred
This intern will contribute to the goals of the Climate Strategy in a variety of ways, with many opportunities to dive deeper into projects based on interest and needs. This intern will primarily support a number of state-level climate policy campaigns. They will have the opportunity to work with staff to create outreach materials and research additional engagement opportunities. The internship will have a significant impact on the progress of our campaigns in these key states as well as help communicate our climate science programs and research. Their work will help lay the groundwork for future campaigns and programs, helping deliver on our goals.
At the end of the internship, the intern will:
This full-time paid internship will run from January/February to summer 2019, with the potential for an extension.