Sierra Club

Apply Today! VA Sierra Club Fall Internship Program

The Sierra Club is looking for students with a passion for protecting the environment and the ambition to make a difference.

Virginia Sierra Club fall interns will work directly with experienced advocates and organizers to develop and implement campaigns to protect the environment during the fall semester (September—December). Interns will assist staff in coordinating workshops and presentations, building for rallies, recruiting, training, and managing volunteers, and generating public support for key issues. Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced and community-oriented professional environment.

Interns must be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week at either our Richmond or Norfolk offices. Schedules are flexible and some weekend opportunities are available. The internship is unpaid, however class credit may be negotiated with your educational institution. Sierra Club will work with students to build your resume and network with professionals.

Internships are available on the following campaigns:

Climate Action Campaign: Engage Virginians in the national movement to address climate change and increase our use of renewable energy. Key issues include: reducing carbon pollution from power plants, defending the Clean Air Act, encouraging key decision-makers to support the President’s Climate Action Plan, and moving our communities and utilities away from reliance on fossil fuels.

Virginia General Assembly In-District Legislative Power Building: Work with Sierra Club volunteers and others in key legislative districts to build power and advance legislation to fight climate change, advance solar and wind energy and protect our air and water.

For more information or to apply:

Internships are available in Richmond and Norfolk. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to one of the following individuals.

Richmond: Contact Kate Addleson,

Richmond (Legislative or Political Interest): Contact Corrina Beall,

Norfolk: Contact Eileen Levandoski,

Internship positions are limited and spots fill up quickly.  Preferred application deadline: August 18, 2014. Applications will be accepted through mid-September.