Get involved.  Make an impact.





Make a difference.  Grow as a leader. 

Our internship program provides a hands-on learning experience where you help us develop, run, and monitor our diverse programs. 

We are looking for dedicated people who know how to turn ideas into action. We promise to support your personal goals, while building your leadership potential.


You will be a great Crew member if you’re independent, organized, creative, and like diversity in your days. You are passionate about environmental and social justice issues and believe in our work. 

Check out our current internships below. 



You support our outreach and communications campaigns, as well as develop marketing and communications tools. You're creative, a good communicator, and social media savvy. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and Canva is a plus.   Submit social media and design samples with your application.

You support our  international exhibits and events. Responsibilities include content development for outreach materials, establishing strategic partnerships, events creation and planning, as well as research and proposal development.

You focus on curriculum

and program development, coordinating workshops and stewardship programs, and local community outreach. You should have an interest in environmental education and hands-on learning. Experience in STEAM and teaching is a plus.

You work closely with our Crew on grants writing, sponsorship proposals, 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.  


We accept internship applications on a rolling basis. All internships are currently virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   We give priority to those who can commit at least 10 hours per week.  You are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of our approximate start dates:
 February 1st,  June 1st, and September 10th
BIPOC and people from frontline communities are encouraged to apply.  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.
We are not able to provide stipend, travel, or lodging assistance at this time.


Love what you do.  Grow our impact. 

We are looking for Crew members who believe in our mission and are dedicated to helping us achieve it.


We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any of the above-referenced characteristics.

Check out our current leadership openings below. 



We are currently hiring for a Program Manager for a 30 hour/week commitment and one-year contract, with an opportunity for long-term extension. The ideal candidate is interested in contributing their time to a growing, dynamic organization, in a role that requires defining, implementing and monitoring diverse programs.. Learn more>>

Application due June 14th. Our Crew is looking for two Pittsburgh-based community liaisons who exemplify local diversity and leadership to participate in a six-month fellowship as part of our Stories of a Just Transition Project. We will select two Community Impact Fellows who have deep ties to Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

Learn more>>

We are currently seeking a pro bono, volunteer Chief Operating Officer (“COO”)  for a 15-20 hour weekly commitment. The ideal candidate is interested in contributing their time to a growing organization and to have a role that extends beyond a Board Member to a hands-on business partner and advisor for the team. Learn more>>


Founded in 2011, the Human Impacts Institute’s (HII) mission is to use arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good. We envision a world in which communities are active agents of social and environmental change. 

HII is expanding our programmatic reach and diversifying our audience and are looking for Crew members who are passionate about environmental issues, have nonprofit experience, and is are excellent communicators to help us implement our current programming and funding opportunities.


We are based in Brooklyn, NYC. Please, see the opportunity listing that you are applying to for details on location and virtual or in-person requirements. 



Use your creativity.  Inspire action. 

We are looking for creative people to join us in experimenting with connecting people to impactful action in big, bold, and beautiful ways.  We are always looking for new partnerships and new ways to experiment in inspiring positive human impacts.  

All application fees support our programs. We want all to be able to participate in our open calls, so please contact us if submission fees are a barrier to your inclusion.  

Check out our current open calls below.

Image left: 'World of Plants' by Carolina Arévalo

Are you a creative person ready to make a difference on climate change?  Then submit your work to this year's Creative Climate Awards (CCAs) and help us engage more people in meaningful climate action! 


We accept works on a rolling submission.  All applications must be received by June 15th to be considered for the current calendar year.  The CCAs take place in September and October of each year. 

Image: 'Fragile Plastic' by Patricia Heuker of Hoek

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Our Impact Artist Residency was launched in 2017 to bring together creative minds who are using their tools as artists, designers, musicians, writers, and performers to connect more people to environmental solutions.  We offer a shared space in NYC and co-curated events, workshops, and exhibits for participants to collaborate and experiment.


Our residency is currently by invitation only. 




We are open to diverse creative media, including: performance art, dance, spoken word, films (feature length and shorts), 2D works (painting, drawing, collage, prints, etc), music, and theatre pieces.   All submitted pieces must address the theme of  “making climate personal and practical” and creatively engage audiences in positive action on climate change.


All exhibits and/or performances must be free and open-to-the-public and artists must be able to come to NYC during the exhibit times to perform.  Artists are responsible for the transportation costs and permitting requirements for their works to and from NYC.  All concepts, ideas, and artwork must be original work of artist submitting proposal. 

We will evaluate three main components of each submission:

  • Strength of messaging and connection to climate change;

  • Artistic merit and impact; and

  • Feasibility of project (in terms of permitting requirements, materials, etc.). 

We accept works on a rolling submission.  All applications must be received by June 15th at 11:30pm EST to be considered for the current calendar year.  Creative Climate Awards take place sometime between September and November of each year.