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. 

Volunteer Opportunity! We’re looking for volunteers for our 32nd annual Local Environmental Action Conference, on Saturday, April 27 in Worcester, MA. The conference brings together hundreds of activists in the northeast for a day to learn about the biggest issues facing our movement, connect with other activists, and be inspired for the work ahead. Sign up to volunteer. 


Vermont Internships

Vermont interns work closely with the Vermont State Director, Shaina Kasper. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s work, helping with fundraising efforts, planning our annual activist conference, and administrative duties.

Research and Policy Intern

Toxics Action Center’s Research and Policy interns work closely with the Vermont and New Hampshire State Director, Shaina Kasper and Community organizer, Woody Little. Interns will focus on a specific issue are and campaign, writing a report to assist community organizing on the issue, research campaign processes, and more. Interns will take part in all aspects of Toxics Action Center’s work including program, organization, and fundraising. Interns should have strong research and writing skills. In the cover letter, applicants should identify one environmental health issue in the state that they are following closely, and explain why they view it as a problem.


  • Write a report on a priority campaign
  • Research and write memos on legislative, legal, regulatory, and corporate campaign processes for community groups facing a pollution threat in their neighborhood (campaigns based on community need)
  • Write campaign case studies
  • Assist with Toxics Action Center or community group campaign event logistics (i.e. houseparty fundraisers, issue summits, leadership retreats, etc.)
  • Other campaign tactics as needed (knocking on doors, databasing, attending events, writing memos, etc.)

Skills Required

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


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Located in Montpelier, Vermont.

This is an unpaid internship. We often work with students to apply for scholarships or course credit. Flexible (240-400 hr) commitment dependent upon your interests and community groups’ needs (24-40 hrs/week). At least one day/wk based in our Montpelier office. Includes some travel to community group meetings, to do interviews, etc. Offered each semester.


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