Employment at NEEF
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The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, is seeking an intern for its weather and environment program, Earth Gauge. Earth Gauge, a partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS), provides weathercasters with the resources they need to present a range of environmental and climate topics on-air, online, in social media and in community outreach. Currently, Earth Gauge reaches The Weather Channel, AccuWeather and more than 250 weathercasters, radio broadcasters and journalists in 120 cities across the United States with a free weekly email that ties a range of environmental topics to the local forecast; environmental tips for the public; information about observed impacts of climate change; and online climate and environmental continuing education courses tied to AMS certification requirements.
Responsibilities: The Earth Gauge intern will research and write new content for the weekly Earth Gauge email, focusing on water and water quality topics including Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) awareness, low impact development and green infrastructure, citizen science, drinking water, climate change and Climate-Ready Estuaries, water conservation and more. The intern will also assist in conceptualizing graphics related to new content. The intern will assist with tracking and monitoring Earth Gauge usage by television stations and other program partners, as well as with website updates and special projects as needed.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a background in environmental science, atmospheric science, natural resources or a related field. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex science concepts into understandable terms that can be relayed to the public. Applicants should have strong computer and research skills, and be able to work independently and in collaboration with our small team.
Start Date: Flexible. The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week; hours are flexible within organization operating hours (9:00a – 5:00p).
Pay: This is a paid internship. Interns will earn a modest hourly rate.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to 'Earth Gauge Intern' in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. No phone calls, please.