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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. 




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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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, LGBTQ+ and frontline community members are encouraged to apply.  Our Crew gives strong preference to applicants who receive college or occupational training credits. We welcome international applicants and professionals looking to expand their experience base.
Internships are available virtually as well as in-person in NYC and Marseille, France.  We are not able to provide stipend, travel, or lodging assistance at this time.


Make a difference.  Grow as a leader. 

Our fellows are diverse community leaders who are looking to deepen their experience and impact.  From youth activists to policymakers, our fellows engage with HII Crew on an immersive learning experience that builds your role in the climate-arts movement, while increasing giving back to the community. 


All fellowships are paid and are in many different formats, including weeklong intensives or full-time engagements of six months or more. Stay tuned for fellowship opportunities. 


Call for Artists


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 2D, 3D, performance and films. All applications must be received by 11:30pm on February 27th 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. 




International Call Now Open


The Human Impacts Institute is proud to announce our open call for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards.


WHAT WE ACCEPT: All 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), as well as performances (dance, theater, music, etc).  Only completed pieces will be considered. Please, do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions. 


NOTE: Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. Performers must be able to perform in NYC between TBD dates in April and May, 2023. 



The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action. The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. 



  • A month long exhibit in NYC

  • Work viewed by our mentors and partners 

  • Present your work through HII social media takeovers

  • Meet-and-greet curators, mentor, judge and artists events

Our CCA provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by our judges and mentors—some of the top artists, curators, art institutions and international leaders in the world. Past participants include leaders from the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, All Arts/WNET, and many more. 

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