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Contributing your time and energy is valuable to us!  Do you have a passion for the environment and a valuable skill that you are willing to share?  The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is always looking for dedicated people to devote their time, energy, and talents to our organization.  Some of the volunteer skills we are looking for are:

  • Data entry and office work
  • Events assistance (including working at the MCE booth at environmental events)
  • Website content management (joomla)
  • Social media promotion
  • Graphic Design
  • IT/Network/Hardware
  • Outreach and networking
 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships are located in our St. Louis headquarters at 3115 S. Grand Blvd., Ste. 650, St. Louis, MO 63118 and are unpaid, unless otherwise specified. We can work with students to obtain college credit and are usually an eligible entity for public service stipends. Our office is accessible by metrolink and metrobus and there are bike racks up and down the street. There is free parking across the street on Hartford behind the Commerce Bank Building.

SUMMER 2017 INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

Conservation Fellowship -  

The MCE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Conservation Fellowship, which will fund selected candidates in a internship this summer at MCE. This stipend is to support college students and young adults in pursuing summer advocacy opportunities in conservation and the environment. Decisions will be announced by May 5, 2017.

The application process for the fellowship has closed. We hope to be able to offer this opportunity next year.

College Internships:

Community Relations Internship 

In our work to engage citizens in government decision-making we regularly seek public documents through the Sunshine Act and the Freedom of Information Act. We strive to make these documents accessible to the public and and other government agencies. MCE is seeking a fall intern to design an online platform for the public, media, and organizational partners to access the documents we receive. These documents range from reports about the radioactive West Lake Landfill, water quality testing, correspondence between government agencies, and design plans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants should have web design experience in Word Press.

Hours: This is a part-time position and the schedule can be set around working or school hours. 

To apply,  please contact Heather Navarro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cover letter and resume.

 

Democracy in Action Internship

We have recently begun working in the area of opposing corporate influence upon our government, which impacts our ability to protect & restore the environment. As part of an ongoing project, the Democracy in Action intern will assist in developing a strategy to engage and organize a coalition of organizations. The overall goal of this program is to promote an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.                                                                    

Duties Include:

  • Identify potential organizations for a coalition

  • Collect relevant documentation to develop strategy

  • Develop persuasive material

  • Be involved in developing a non-partisan group focused on this issue

Qualifications:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Research and Organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Passionate about policy/legislation/social justice issues

Hours: 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Hours are flexible. This is an ongoing internship program, with the possibility to extend after 10 weeks.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Brad Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Democracy Internship" in subject line.

 

Development Internship 

The work of MCE is made possible through a combination of grants, individual donations, special events, and other fundraising efforts. The Development Intern will assist the Development Team to increase membership and funding streams to advance the mission of the organization. The Intern will interact with all program areas, participate in message strategy sessions, develop promotional materials, and help the Development Team plan and execute fundraising efforts.                                                                           

Duties Include:

  • Investigate and organize fundraising activities, such as events and merchandise offerings

  • Grant research

  • Donor correspondence

  • Update donor database

Qualifications:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Research and Organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group

  • Passionate about policy/legislation/social justice issues

 

Hours: The times for this position are flexible but will require a commitment of at least 5 hours/week.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Development Internship” in the subject line.
 

 

Marketing & Communications Internship

The Marketing & Communications intern will work with the Development Coordinator to craft educational messages for the public that describe MCE’s work, why it is important, and how the public can engage more effectively in protecting and restoring our environment. MCE’s work product is not always intended to be consumed by the general public but the public directly benefits from our work and our efforts are enhanced when the public is engaged. Tasks will include developing materials to increase awareness, involvement, and understanding of MCE, its mission, and programmatic work among the community, current and prospective donors, partners, and other stakeholders. Familiarity with current environmental issues will be very helpful, as well as a background in communications, public relations, marketing, environmental studies/science, or related field.                                   

Duties Include:

  • Develop marketing and communications materials to promote MCE’s mission and programmatic work for print, web, and social media

  • Identifying ways to promote MCE to diverse communities, donors, and other stakeholders

  • Utilize new tools and technologies to create engaging educational material

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative and well-organized

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Passionate about environmental issues

  • Knowledge of graphic design programs and software are required

  • Knowledge of web design desired

Hours: The times for this position are flexible but will require a commitment of at least 5 hours/week.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Caitlin Zera at czeraThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Marketing Intern” in the subject line.

 
 
 

 

Watershed Video Post-Production Internship

The watershed video post-production intern will assist in post-production activities for MCE’s documentary about the Kiefer Creek watershed. Tasks will include logging b-roll and interview footage, transcribing interviews, and researching archival photos and video content to be included in the final edit of the documentary.                                

Duties Include:

  • Logging b-roll footage

  • Logging interview footage

  • Transcribing interview footage into a time-coded script format

  • Researching archival photos and video content

  • Researching fair use and licensing for archival photos and video content

  • Organizing file structure for video content on MCE's cloud-based drive

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Completed or working towards a major in film, video production or similar program

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills 

  • Ability to prioritize while working independently 

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere or comparable digital editing system

  • Experience with Inqscribe transcription software desired but not required

  • Passionate about environmental issues

Hours: The times for this position are flexible but will require a commitment of at least 5 hours/week.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Caitlin Zera at czeraThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Video Intern” in the subject line.


Multimedia Citizen Advocacy Internship

The citizen advocacy intern will work with the Education & Outreach Coordinator on MCE’s A Missouri Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Policy, a multimedia guide that informs and empowers citizens to advocate for local and state environmental issues. This guide will serve as a resource for concerned citizens on the specifics of how and why to advocate for environmental issues in the state of Missouri. Internship tasks will include researching local and state policies and procedures and developing written and interactive content for the guide’s online components.                                

Duties Include:

  • Researching local and state environmental policies and procedures

  • Utilizing new tools and technologies to create engaging online content

     

Qualifications:

  • Experience and interest in environmental law and policy, local government, or grassroots community organizing 

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills 

  • Outstanding writing, research, and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience with Wordpress or comparable website builder 

  • Passionate about environmental issues

     

Hours: The times for this position are flexible but will require a commitment of at least 5 hours/week.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Caitlin Zera at czeraThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Advocacy Intern” in the subject line.

 

Internship Details 

We strive to provide a multidisciplinary experience that gives you the chance to see the many sides of an environmental issue. We will plan field trips and other outings to make sure you get out of the office to see the communities we serve and understand first-hand the impacts of the issues we address. MCE’s main office is located in the heart of the South Grand neighborhood overlooking Tower Grove Park. We have a rooftop deck with a great view of the City where we’ll host social and educational events throughout the year. We hope you will consider joining us!
 

What St. Louis Has to Offer During Your Internship

St. Louis is one of the most livable cities in the country. The cost of living can’t be beat and the summer is full of free events, such as Shakespeare in the Park, outdoor concerts, and free yoga at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. And with Food Truck Fridays across the street and all that South Grand has to offer, including the best Thai and Ethiopian for starters, you'll get to experience a variety of St. Louis flavors. And St. Louis needs environmentalists. Sure, you can go to Portland or Boston or San Diego, but if you want to understand truly the challenges facing environmentalists, Missouri is the place.  

 

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