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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.

SPRING 2018 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Website Development and Design/ Communication Internship

The intern will assist the Clean Water Policy Coordinator in developing digital and print materials to educate and engage the public in understanding and protecting our water resources and advancing MCE land conservation initiatives. Responsibilities will include updating and formatting water program web content as well as translating content from agricultural production and policy research into visually appealing and engaging educational materials, web pages, and online features. There is some flexibility to adjust responsibilities based on intern interests.

Qualifications:

  • Creative! Must enjoy creating visual displays / projects

  • Tech savvy and design-oriented - must be able to navigate web platform and display programs - experience in Photoshop, Adobe, InDesign, Publisher helpful

  • Public Relations/ Communication/ Design major OR Environmental Science/ Political Science with communication and/or design skills

  • Must value natural resources and be passionate about environmental protection

  • GIS or graphic design skills a bonus

Hours: 10-15 hours per week. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and example design project (from a class is fine) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Website Development Intern" in the subject line.

Environmental Policy and Research Internship

The Environmental and Policy Research Intern will assist the Clean Water Policy Coordinator in data collection and analysis to help shape MCE’s advocacy strategy around Missouri state water protection. The intern will conduct research on Missouri water and soil quality environmental data including nutrient and other impairments in rivers, streams, and lakes. Research topics will also include agricultural practices that reduce runoff pollution in waterways and various questions surrounding the Farm Bill and Clean Water Act.

Qualifications:

  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills

  • Policy or legal knowledge, experience, or strong interest

  • Political Science, Environmental Studies, Ecology, or other relevant major

  • Must value natural resources and be passionate about environmental protection

  • GIS skills a bonus

Hours: 10-20 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume, writing sample (from a class is fine), and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Environmental Policy and Research Intern" in the subject line.

 

 

FALL 2017 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Communication and Design Internship

MCE's Food and Farm Program is seeking a Communication and Design intern to assist with creating promotional and educational materials, with words and images, as they relate to food insecurity, land stewardship on farms, local food policy initiatives, materials for and about local small-scale farms in St. Louis. These materials will also include communicating the goals and efforts of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, which the Food and Farm Director leads. 

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and graphic design skills

  • Interest in food systems, the environment, and design

  • Graphic Design, Communication Design, or other relevant major, or an environmental, food, or public health-related major with experience in graphic design and communication design.

 

Hours: 10 hours per week.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and a PDF portfolio with a few sample projects to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Communication and Design Intern" in the subject line.

 

Urban Agriculture Outreach Internship

The Urban Agriculture Outreach Intern will assist the Food and Farm Director with a social media and outreach campaign about raising chickens and eggs, producing honey, and growing produce in the City of St. Louis. This campaign will include developing information about the recently passed Board Bill 52, the on-site sales policy memo from the Building Commissioner, where to buy chickens, how to properly handle and take care of them, how to build a coop and where to buy materials, and the benefits of urban agriculture. 

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Research and Organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group

  • Passionate urban agriculture and local food systems

  • Experience with social media for an organization is a plus

  • Graphic design skills are a plus

 

Hours: 12 hours per 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 "Urban Ag Outreach 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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