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Our internship program provides a one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes learning experience,
where you help us develop, run, and monitor our diverse programs.
What We Want
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. We promise to support your personal goals, while building your leadership potential. We want crew members who
are passionate about environmental and social issues, and who really get excited by marketing and communications, education, mission-driven business, policy, research, and/or the non-profit sector.
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.
We currently offer the following internships:
Where Are They Now?
Our past interns have been international lawyers, media professionals, and teachers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from over 30 universities and colleges based on 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.
As a Communications Intern, you support our online and visual presence as well as our outreach and communications campaigns. This will include working with our design team to create marketing and outreach materials as well as developing content for social media. In addition, 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. As an ideal candidate, you have proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite in addition to experience in graphic design, illustration, and/or marketing. If you’re applying to this internship, submit your best ten examples of social media posts and three design samples as part of your application.
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.
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.
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. If you're applying for this internship, submit one writing sample of 1-2 pages with your application.
Internship Application Details
We offer Internships year-round and accept submissions on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of our semester-based start dates:
February 1st, June 1st, and September 10th
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 , unless otherwise specified (we want to hang out with you!). You also get priority if you can commit to 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:
1) A submission document with the following:
a) Why you want to join our crew
b) Your preferred internship(s)
c) Your passion relating to that internship(s)
d) One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project
e) A current resume
2) Two reference contacts
Chief Operating Officer
The Human Impacts Institute is 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.
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. We promise to support your personal goals, while building your leadership potential. We want crew members who are passionate about environmental and social issues, and who really get excited by marketing and communications, education, mission-driven business, policy, research, and/or the non-profit sector. 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.
Bachelor's degree. At least 3 years of experience in development.
A proven track record of fundraising in diverse ways (grantwriting, fundraising events, crowdsourcing)
Firm understanding of grant budgeting, timelines and capable of developing budgets for programs
Strong familiarity with climate, arts and/or environmental issues
Knowledge of the current funding landscape, resources for funding, and contacts within philanthropy circles is a big plus
All applicants must be NYC-based
Think this is perfect for you? Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must include:
1) An Introductory letter, which includes:
a) Why you want to join our crew
b) Why you are the best person for this position
c) Your passion and experience relating to our work
d) What special skills you will bring to our Crew
2) A current resume
3) Three writing samples (ideally funding applications)
4) Three reference contacts
Please send your application to
Applicants will be reviewed upon receipt and you will be notified if we are interested in interviewing you.
Call for Artists
OPEN CALL: Creative Climate Awards
Are you a creative person ready to make a difference on climate change? Then submit your work to this year's Creative Climate Awards 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. Applications received after June 15th will be considered for the following calendar year. Creative Climate Awards take place in September and October of each year.