Become a CCC Intern!

We're looking to build out our base of climate activists, researchers, artists, and organizers in 2022. If you want to join us to work on:

  • Climate Alliances

  • Field Organizing

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  • Environmental Justice Profiles

Then please look at the role descriptions and application questions below and send your application to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com.

We're excited to have you fighting with us for climate liberation!

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This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible (5-10) hours/week.

Environmental Justice Profile Intern

 

We are seeking a part-time (min 5-10 hours/week) student intern to work with our team on developing and implementing an Environmental Justice Profile – a tool for assessing and raising awareness about community exposure and vulnerability to a wide range of dimensions of environmental justice harms (including, but not limited to, chronic exposure to toxic chemicals, molds/mildews, and other pollutants; biting insects and pests; heat, flooding, and extreme weather events; conflict, violence, displacement, and other social stressors; unemployment and other economic stressors; lack of access to education, job training, health care, affordable and nutritious food, affordable housing, public transportation, natural spaces and tree canopy; lack of community leadership and political visibility). 

 

This internship will require students who are self-motivated and eager to contribute to the project, able to effectively manage time and carry out responsibilities independently. The project will involve researching and gathering information about the various harms, developing educational materials and measurement tools, as well as meetings with environmental justice experts and, ultimately, face to face engagement with community members. We are looking for students who want real-life experience fighting alongside under-served and -resourced communities for environmental equity and justice, with an eye to helping create and bring about sustainable community-based solutions. This internship is volunteer-based, though some grant funding may become available to pay small stipends and we would be happy to craft the internship to fit course requirements for those seeking credit.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with EJ Profile Internship Application in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

 

  1. What does the idea of “environmental justice” mean to you, and why does it matter?

  2. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently? What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  3. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  4. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  5. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Climate Alliances

  • Field Organizing

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?

 



 

Climate Alliance Organizer 

Role Description:

The Charleston Climate Coalition is seeking interns to help build and maintain a community of climate alliances, our unified fronts of local businesses and organizations willing to take a stand on climate change.

 

Climate Alliance organizers will have the option to work with one of the following existing alliance groups: Lowcountry Farms, Restaurants, Green Businesses, and Coffee Shops for Climate Action. You’ll work to engage and support these groups through events and sharing information. You will network and conduct outreach to potential partners. Additionally, you’ll write in-depth profiles on our alliance members.

 

For two upcoming alliances, Lowcountry Clothing Shops and Wellness Groups for Climate Action, you’ll assist in outreach for potential partners, help unveil the groups, and write profiles for the partners. You’ll also help in the planning and hosting of a sustainable fashion show event in mid-March.

Qualifications:

Commitment to climate activism with an intentional focus on intersectional environmental justice.

Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. 

Basic understanding of internet-based research and general computer skills.

Experience in grassroots organizing is useful but not required.

 

Expectations:

This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible (5-10) hours/week.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with Climate Alliance Organizer Application in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently. What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  3. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  4. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Field Organizing

  • Environmental Justice Profile

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?

 

CCC Field Organizer

Role Description:

We can’t transform the Lowcountry into a climate action hub without people power – and that’s where you come in. As a CCC field organizer, you’ll be helping us plan and execute events, from marches and rallies to art shows and community forums. You’ll assist with pushing climate action at the local level, petitioning and organizing to pass climate action in local municipalities and Charleston County. And you’ll be out in the wider Lowcountry community, tabling at markets and supporting other environmental and justice groups when they call for aid.

Qualifications:

Commitment to climate activism with an intentional focus on intersectional environmental justice.

Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. 

Reliable and comfortable with interpersonal interaction.

Experience in grassroots organizing is useful but not required.

Expectations:

This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible  (5-10) hours/week.

To Apply:

Please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with CCC Field Organizer Application in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently. What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  3. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  4. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Climate Alliances

  • Environmental Justice Profile

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?




CCC Social Media & Web Intern

Role Description:

The Charleston Climate Coalition is seeking an intern to assist with social media & web development. As a grassroots climate activism organization, it’s very important that the climate action opportunities, education, and storytelling we put together reach a wide audience. We’re looking for a passionate contributor to help strengthen our digital climate work and spread the movement. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong, clear writing skills

  • An eye for visuals and design

  • Familiarity with SEO tools and web best practices

Expectations:

This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible hours.

To Apply:

Please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with CCC Social Media & Web Intern Application in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently. What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  3. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  4. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Climate Alliances

  • Field Organizing

  • Environmental Justice Profile

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  • Surge: The Lowcountry Climate Magazine

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?

 

 


 

CCC Graphic Design Intern

Role Description:

The Charleston Climate Coalition is seeking a graphic design intern to help assist with event posters, calls to action, social media posts, and our quarterly climate magazine. You’d be working with our directors on putting together climate storytelling pieces for various platforms that will help educate, galvanize, and inspire the Lowcountry to take climate action and join the movement.

 

Qualifications:

Strong graphic design skills

Background in creative work/illustration preferred

Commitment to climate activism and environmental justice

 

Expectations:

This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible hours.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with CCC Field Organizer Application in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently. What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  3. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  4. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Climate Alliances

  • Environmental Justice Profile

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Field Organizing

  • Environmental Movement Coordination

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?

 

 


 

Lowcountry Environmental Movement Coordinator

Role Description:

In collaboration with GrowPurpose, the Charleston Climate Coalition is seeking a Lowcountry Environmental Movement Coordinator intern to work with the greater environmental community in the Charleston area on publicizing and unifying their efforts. The following are examples of the sort of work you’d do:

  • Event calendar

  • Instagram posts – week at a glance, etc.

  • Coordinate planning and strategic meetings                                                                                                                                                

  • Green Drinks assistance (monthly gathering)

  • GrowPurpose collaboration

  • CCC collaboration

  • Support the united enviro groups

  • Write guides – create something of lasting value

  • Develop/continue the practices of the position – be able to hand it off and empower the next person 

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to climate activism with an intentional focus on intersectional environmental justice.

  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills. 

  • Basic understanding of internet-based research and general computer skills.

  • Experience in grassroots organizing is useful but not required.

Expectations:

This is an unpaid internship (course credit can be arranged) with flexible hours.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume to charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com with Lowcountry Environmental Movement Coordinator in the subject line, along with answers to the following questions:

  1. Describe a situation in which you feel you were able to successfully take the lead on a project and work independently? What was the result of that experience and what did you learn about yourself?

  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in being a part of a climate change action organization such as CCC.

  3. What do you consider your main skill sets – things you are good at and/or like doing – that would be relevant to working with an organization like ours?

  4. Relatedly, are there other CCC roles that you would be interested in helping with?

  • Climate Alliances

  • Field Organizing

  • Social Media & Web 

  • Graphic Design

  • Environmental Justice Profile

  ​ 5. How many hours/week would you be available and what is your general availability?