Want to gain experience while making a big impact on environmental issues in Virginia? Intern with the Virginia Sierra Club! Interns will work directly with experienced advocates and organizers to develop and implement campaigns to protect Virginia’s environment and promote clean renewable energy.
We are now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program. Click here to find out more and apply.
Interns are asked to commit (at least) 6 – 12 hours per week. The internship is unpaid however it is a great resume builder. Sierra Club will work with students to get school credit when applicable.
For more information about our program or to apply contact: email@example.com
Meet Some of Our Past Interns
Cynthia M Scheuermann, Virginia Commonwealth University, Class of 2012, Biology
Cynthia worked on Sierra Club’s Sustainable Metro DC Campaign this summer to secure dedicated funding for Metro services in the greater Washington DC area. Currently, Metro faces a $66 million budget shortfall, threatening the programs many District residents depend upon every day. By building a social media presence and doing outreach at community events, Cynthia was successful in turning online interest into action on transit issues.
Graham Givens, University of Mary Washington, Class of 2013, Environmental Science
Working with the Rappahannock group of the Sierra Club, Graham built a community group in Fredericksburg to support the current ban on uranium mining in Virginia. Uranium deposits have been identified along the Rappahannock River, a public drinking water source for the city of Fredericksburg, which includes UMW. To protect his university’s access to clean, safe drinking water, Graham collected petition signatures, held community meetings, and met with community leaders to keep the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.
Chelsea Roseberry, George Mason University, Class of 2012, Government and International Politics
Chelsea worked with the NOVA hub of the Sierra Club to stop ODEC from carrying out the construction of the Surry coal plant, which if built would be the largest in Virginia. Coal plants are responsible for a number of health and environmental ailments including asthma, strokes and even death, as well as being a major contributor of carbon dioxide emissions. To prevent the construction of the Surry coal plant Chelsea is helped build local opposition in the Northern Neck by attending farmers markets and building community alliances.
Ross Weaver, Virginia Tech University, Class 2012, Political Science & Environmental Policy
Despite a nearly 50-year track record protecting our air from big polluters and keeping American’s healthy, some in Congress have decided to attack the Clean Air Act’s authority to regulate pollution. This summer Ross worked to expose those in Congress that stand up for big polluters and thank those that support public health. In this photo, Ross (center) is joined by volunteers before a phonebank to Sierra Club members asking them to call and thank Senator Warner themselves for his continued support of the EPA and the Clean Air Act.