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Make a difference.  Grow as a leader. 

Want to join the HII Crew? Take a look at the job positions we have available below and submit your application!



We are seeking a NYC based, seasonal, part-time Environmental Educator & Community Coordinator for 20 hrs per week, from April 1 - September 30, 2024. The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about climate and social justice issues, and will assist with our public engagement, education, and events throughout numerous NYC boroughs. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, outgoing “people person” with a passion for public engagement and a keen interest in environmental education.  

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the HII Crew, the Environmental Educator & Community Coordinator will be responsible for helping facilitate and coordinate our diverse NYC, in person, exhibits, events, and workshops.

Interested?  Learn more about the position here>>



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. 


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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All internships are unpaid. We accept 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:
January 10th,  May 15th, and September 1st
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. See our fellowship opportunities below. 



The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is in search of Youth Fellows for a paid, four-month fellowship in intercultural collaboration and climate communications. Our Artivism and Amplifiers Fellowship will support young changemakers from the Global North and Global South to further develop their skills for effective partnerships, impactful community engagement, and in exploring diverse platforms for creative storytelling for climate action. 

DEADLINE: All applicants should apply by no later than January 6, 2024.

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 March 10th to be considered. 

Image: 'Fragile Plastic' by Patricia Heuker of Hoek

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International Call Now Open

"Solutions from the Frontlines"

The Human Impacts Institute is proud to announce our open call for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards, our month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. The selected artist will receive US$300 as participation award.


All submissions are due by 11:30 PM EST March 10th.  


Take a look at our open call here>>

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 all costs of shipping works to and from NYC. Performers must be able to perform in NYC during the CCA festival. 

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