Toxics Action Center
Toxics Action Center
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At Toxics Action Center, we believe that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community. Since 1987, our mission has been to work side by side with New England residents to build strong groups to prevent and clean up toxics, while developing long-term leaders for the environmental movement.

We strive to give interns a broad overview of the environmental movement and issues in New England, basic organizing skills and the operational needs for running a non-profit. 

Massachusetts Internships

Organizational Internship

Boston, MA | Fall 2020

Organizational interns work closely with the operations coordinator and development director. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s work, helping with fundraising efforts, office administration, and planning our leadership retreat and other events. They will also have the opportunity to assist in program work as available.

Responsibilities

  • Creatively communicate Toxics Action Center’s work to members with mail and media.
  • Secure donations of food and prizes for events.
  • Assist with managing conference and fundraising event logistics.
  • Recruit activists and members to attend events.
  • Do outreach to publicize events.
  • Work to get Toxics Action Center in the media by helping with press events and writing letters to the editor.
  • Maintain and organize records of donors, member lists, trainings and more.
  • Create action alerts for members to weigh-in with decision makers on important issues.
  • Assist with general administrative tasks.

Skills Required

  • Commitment to environmental issues and social change
  • Strong communication and writings skills
  • Desire to develop event planning and outreach skills
  • Must learn quickly and work efficiently

Apply Here Online.
Located in Boston.

This is an unpaid internship. We often work with students to apply for scholarships or course credit. Minimum 12 hour a week commitment. Offered each summer and semester.

Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Communications Internship

Boston, MA | Fall 2020

Please Note: Our summer Communications Internship position is filled. Applications for the Fall 2020 position are open. Communication interns work closely with the communications and digital coordinator, Ruthy Rickenbacker. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s online outreach, helping with social media, content creation, and administrative duties.

Responsibilities

  • Manage Toxics Action Center’s social media, especially Twitter.
  • Track & maintain records of news articles, social media hits, and monitor our online presence.
  • Create content online, such as graphics & various posts.
  • Recruit supporters out to events, including movie screenings, rallies, press conferences, and public hearings.
  • Work to get Toxics Action Center in the media by helping with press events and writing letters to the editor.
  • Assist with general administrative tasks.

Skills Required

  • Commitment to environmental issues and social change
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Graphic design
  • Desire to develop event planning and outreach skills
  • Social media aptitude
  • Must learn quickly and work efficiently

Apply online. Located in Boston. This is an unpaid internship. We often work with students to apply for scholarships or course credit. Minimum 12 hour a week commitment. Offered each semester.

Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

To apply for this job email your details to action@toxicsaction.org