Student Internships with the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is perfect for those who are environmentally conscious and want to increase awareness about the Earth’s ecosystem. The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 with 182 members. Its goal was to educate humanity to protect and restore the natural and human environment. Now, the Sierra Club is made up of over 700,000 members and is one of the leading conservation organizations located in California, Washington, and other cities in the United States. The Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act are only two of the projects made possible by the Sierra Club.

Interning for Sierra Club

Internships for the Sierra Club vary by location and department. Areas include law, politics, and media. Interns are given the opportunity to attend meetings, monitor hearings, and prepare briefing materials on a particular issue. While political interns may monitor elections, research candidates and organizations, editorial interns may write articles for the Sierra Magazine. Media interns help prepare press releases, and other materials for use by reporters, editors, and producers. These are only a few of the many internships that are available. Throughout the year, Sierra Club chooses 30-50 interns for their positions. While these internships are unpaid, a stipend is available. The winter/spring internship lasts from January to April, summer internship runs from May to August, and fall internships operate from September to December.

How to apply:

These internships are open to all college students on the undergraduate as well as graduate level. See online internship descriptions for specific dates of internships. Sierra Club asks for a resume, cover letter, and a writing piece up to five pages depending on the position. Be sure to mention your area of interest, past experience, and availability.

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Earthwatch Internship Program