Green Leadership Trust Intern

Job Details


Job Type:  Internship

Salary:  $16.10 an hour


Full Job Description


Title: Green Leadership Trust Intern

Reports to: Senior Staff of the Green Leadership Trust

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Internship

Compensation: $16.10 per hour

Summary: Green Leadership Trust has three immediate internship openings. The internship will be focused on either 1) Communications and Social Media Outreach;  2) Fundraising and Development  Research; or 3) Program and research assistance related to Justice, Equity Diversity and inclusion in Environmental Boards. Since 2013, the Green Leadership Trust (GLT) has worked to build power for the environmental movement by diversifying its most senior leadership. Together, we are building a more just and sustainable world. For more information, visit This role will be driven by GLT’s mission to build a thriving environmental and conservation community. We envision our movements embedding an environmental ethic and shifting practices and behaviors across sectors and institutions. We are working to win victories at all levels of policy and society.


The intern will be part of a dynamic team that supports the work of GLT and our members, including:

  • Strengthening environmental boards by advancing diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice through board diversity; and
  • Advancing racial equity and justice. 


Interns working with GLT will have the opportunity to complete substantive research, programmatic member services, and communications work. Within this framework, interns will develop skills and gain experience that will position them to contribute effectively to the national conversation on climate justice, environmental justice, racial justice and equity.  



Interns will contribute to the core work of the Green Leadership Trust, completing day-to-day assignments in addition to more extensive research projects. Interns will work closely with one or more staff members who will help foster knowledge of core areas of GLT’s work. Tasks can be tailored to the intern’s skills and interests. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Prepare event logistics for convenings and organize meetings with GLT members.
  • Contribute to writing memos, social media posts, columns, event summaries, and reports.
  • Carry out web-based research on issue areas.
  • Compile and manipulate spreadsheet data using basic functions of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
  • Draft rapid-response communications (no prior communications experience is necessary).
  • Develop member profiles, fact sheets, talking points, and documents on topics of current pertinence.
  • Track and develop content for social media and enhance GLT’s social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube).
  • Help embody a culture of justice, equity, and inclusion by performing tasks with these values at their core.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on a subject of their choice, either as a contributor to a larger piece or as the individual author of a column for the website.


Requirements and qualifications

  • Current pursuance or recent graduate of an associate, bachelors’, or master’s degree.
  • Experience engaging with, and supporting BIPOC communities
  • Eagerness to learn the field of board governance as well as environment, climate, and conservation policy, advocacy, and communications.
  • Willingness to learn how environmental issues intersect with racism and economic and social inequality, and a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
  • Commitment to treating all partners with courtesy and respecting those of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Research, writing, and analytical skills including the ability to understand data displayed through graphs and charts.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to allocate time and balance projects in a team setting.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to independently plan ahead and seek direction when needed.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Google Workspace.
  • Ability to recognize problems and help identify creative solutions.
  • Commitment to GLT’s mission and goals, including environmental and social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Application requirements and details

  • Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.
  • Your cover letter may not exceed 500 words.
  • In addition, please submit a written response to ONE of the following question sets (not to exceed 150 words):
    • 1) What skills, experience, and professional development do you hope to get out of an internship with GLT?




  • 2) How can board diversity enhance workers’ rights and remedy environmental injustice? 


GLT interns are paid at the Washington, D.C., minimum wage rate of $16.10 per hour. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns will receive paid time off for federal holidays. Interns are expected to be available to work remotely at least two days per week. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from GLT. Thank you for your interest in the Green Leadership Trust.


Additional information

GLT is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is more than a commitment —it is the foundation of what we do. GLT  recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and all the other characteristics that make us unique.

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