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Earthjustice, Remote, Work from USA

Because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Salary: Interns at Earthjustice receive an hourly rate. The pay rates for fall 2024 will be confirmed by early-June but will be at least the highest national minimum wage.

Level: Entry Level

Duration: Part Time

Earthjustice’s Communications team is accepting applications for one part-time digital advocacy intern for fall 2024. We are seeking undergraduate students who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. This is a paid position, and the successful candidate may work remotely or on a hybrid schedule from one of Earthjustice’s offices.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; preserve magnificent places and wildlife; advance clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals, and communities to engage in the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

The 12-person Digital Engagement team is part of the Communications department. Within it is a smaller Digital Advocacy team, which this intern will support. Our digital advocacy campaigns give supporters an opportunity to get involved with our work by giving them the ability to urge policymakers to defend and strengthen the environmental laws that Earthjustice enforces in the courtroom. The intern will be able to shadow and learn about how to develop and maintain digital advocacy campaigns and get insight about various cases and issues across the organization. We ensure that teams across the organization can reach and maintain strong connections with diverse audiences so that together, we can mobilize grassroots advocacy to advance our mission.


Under the supervision of the Sr. Digital Advocacy Manager, and in collaboration with the rest of the Digital Advocacy team, the intern will:

  • Attend Digital Advocacy team meetings and campaign stakeholder meetings when available.
  • Draft and copyedit for Earthjustice text messages and emails, including action alerts and informational messages.
  • Learn how to build Earthjustice emails using basic HTML codes and test out the emails and web forms to check for any errors.
  • Review campaign analytics to brainstorm and help implement strategies and tactics for new and existing Earthjustice campaigns.
  • Develop ideas for message testing for the Earthjustice SMS text messaging program through A/B testing.
  • Support the team in reviewing online inquiries from digital advocates to get them further engaged in campaigns.
  • Update Digital Advocacy processes documentation.


  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program during fall 2024. Programs that focus on communications, marketing, environmental science, political science or a related field are preferred,
  • Demonstrated passion for and experience participating in the environmental movement.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, collaborative environment, and to build strong relationships internally in a limited timeframe.
  • Must commit to 15-30 hours/week.


Interns at Earthjustice receive an hourly rate. The pay rates for fall 2024 will be confirmed by early-June but will be at least the highest national minimum wage.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials by 5:00pm PT on Monday, June 3, 2024 via Jobvite. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 4 with offers extended no later than July 24.

  • Resume.
  • Cover letter – In one page, (1) Address why you want to work with the Earthjustice Digital Advocacy team; (2) Specify the number of hours, or a reasonable estimate, you will be able to work each week; (3) any information about yourself that is not apparent or fully explained in the resume; and (4) Indicate any applicable deadlines or requirements that are relevant to your submission or ability to accept an offer.
  • Finalist(s) will be asked to submit 2 references, including one academic and one professional reference.

Information about our hiring process and tips for success can be found at https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/hiring-process. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only considers applications submitted for current openings via Jobvite. Unsolicited resumes or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via Jobvite will not be reviewed or retained.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

About Earthjustice

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

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