INTERNSHIPS

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. 

 

 

Opportunities

Get involved.  Make an impact.
Check out our internships, open calls, and jobs.

Creative Communications

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.

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Global Leadership

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.

Environmental Education

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.

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NGO Management

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.  

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APPLY

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.

LEADERSHIP

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 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>>

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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. 

 

OPEN CALLS

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.

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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 (CCAs) and help us engage more people in meaningful climate action! 

 

This year's global call is for all forms of film that address connections between health and climate action.  All applications must be received by 11:30pm on August 9th to be considered. 

Image: 'Fragile Plastic' by Patricia Heuker of Hoek

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Impact Artist Residency

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. 

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CREATIVE CLIMATE AWARDS

 

This year’s Creative Climate Awards are focused on the intersection between health and climate change. Your film should inspire action, not just talk about the problem. We urge your submission to address the following prompt:

 

If someone was moving into your neighborhood and asked how your community is addressing climate change what would you tell them?

WHAT WE ACCEPT

  • Films (shorts, feature length, PSAs, documentaries) that speak to health and climate solutions

  • We are not accepting 2D works or performative works this year

WHAT YOU GET

  • Chance to win prizes of $1,000, $600, and $400

  • In-person in NYC and virtual global screenings

  • Work viewed by our mentors and partners

  • Submissions will be considered for licensing by PBS All Arts 

 

TIMELINE

  • Submissions Due: 11:30 pm, August 9th

  • Selections Announced: August 23rd

  • Screenings in September and October

Thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in NYC, PBS All Arts, and Invoking the Pause for their support. 

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.). 

All applications must be received by August 9th at 11:30pm EST to be considered for the current calendar year.  Learn more here.