Public Outreach and Events Internship

Are you a high-energy, can-do, detail-oriented person who is excited to interact with the public and learn about local communities and events? If so, we need you!

EnviroIssues seeks to fill a summer events and field outreach intern position. The primary responsibility of this position will be event planning and staffing at weekend summer fairs and festivals throughout the Puget Sound area, in order to provide public infrastructure and agency information to the general public. This individual must demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing environments and work with multiple project teams and subjects simultaneously. Applicants should be interested in transportation, land use, and environmental issues – and ready to learn! Individuals in this position should be comfortable and adept at public speaking, and willing and able to work evening and weekend hours.

This position chiefly provides public involvement support for a variety of transportation and environmental projects. Other tasks may include: flyering, compiling meeting/event summaries, coordinating logistics for public outreach efforts, preparing information materials, assessing public comments and maintaining project databases. This is a paid internship.

Location: The majority of work will take place at events throughout the Puget Sound region over the weekends. For this reason, a valid driver’s license is required, and it is highly recommended that the intern have his/her own reliable transportation. When not at events, outreach preparation will take place at EnviroIssues’ home office in downtown Seattle.

Requirements: Great people skills required. Previous customer service experience helpful. Students working toward communications, public relations, marketing, environmental, or other science degree. Minimum of 3 years study toward undergraduate degree preferred. Applicant should have basic computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite. Valid driver’s license required. Bilingual background in Vietnamese, Chinese, or Tagalog a plus.

He/she must be available to work evenings and weekends starting in June, extending to August. Orientation will begin in early June.

We encourage candidates to submit all required documents electronically by sending them to resumes@enviroissues.com. This allows for a more expedited review process, as well as being the most environmentally friendly method of receiving applications. If more convenient, applications are also accepted via mail or in person at the attention of Human Resources.

Applications must include a (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) Self-Identify Form from our website.