Teens Turning Green is looking for driven and passionate students who want to work on exciting and dynamic sustainability projects to be implemented on campuses around the country. Summer interns will work with TTG staff on Project Green Challenge, the Conscious Kitchen, and projects that can be grounded on their campuses in the fall. Our workplace is fast-paced, driven by creativity, fun, and collaborative – underscored by a ‘dream and do’ mentality.
Ideal Candidates: Focus, dedication to conscious living, drive, creativity, and innovation are what we value most. We are looking for people who are ready and willing to take on any challenge and work well with our team – and work hard. The nature of a small team means that everyone takes on various job titles and supports as needed. Candidates must be extremely organized, have the ability to multitask, and be familiar with digital platforms.
Positions are open to any high school or college student with a keen knowledge of and interest in the green space.
Responsibilities will focus on two key programs, Project Green Challenge and The Conscious Kitchen, and may include drafting and and development of PGC challenges, database entry and upkeep, overseeing outreach and monitoring relationships with partners, sponsors, organizations, and media outlets, event coordination, social media, calendar management, website content management, media editing, photo/video work, and more.
Internships take place in the summer, during the school year, or as a gap year opportunity from your home base or in TTG offices in Sausalito, California.
Required Proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs
Desired Experience: Basic html and WordPress, photo/video editing skills (Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro)
Positions are unpaid, but offer a fast-paced, creative learning atmosphere for those interested in non-profit program development and management, hands-on education, and environmental advocacy.
To apply: email resume and cover letter with subject line “2014 Student Intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also complete this internship application. We will follow up to set up an interview.
Project Green Challenge launches on October 1 and runs through October 30. This 30-day eco-lifestyle challenge will inspire high school and college students to transition from conventional to conscious living through a series of daily challenges that will assess how “green” they can strive to be in their lives. Project Green Challenge launched in October 2011 and has become TTG’s powerful call to action – which requires much preparation.
Campus reps are the team on-the-ground that makes the challenge come alive. You will serve as TTG representatives on your campus to encourage participation, get sign ups, and keep students participating and motivated during the month of October. Without our great team of campus reps PGC would not be the success that it has been each year! Check out the PGC campus reps page to find out more.
Click HERE for this year’s campus rep application.
Examples of Areas of Focus for Interns
Project Green Challenge
Interns help with all aspects of PGC from school outreach and student communication, designing outreach materials, updating database, planning and writing challenges, PR, marketing, strategy, prize gathering, engaging speakers, and more. You can put your skills to use or learn new ones. This project is ideal for a passionate, fast-moving, adaptable, and ambitious student who has the ability to work independently and with a team.
PR / Marketing
Help develop and execute the TTG Communications Plan, PR, marketing strategy, social media campaigns and platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.), media outreach (local/major). Other opportunities include development and storyboarding of video content.
Project Green Dorm / Dorm Makeover Contest
Work with TTG team to update the PGD website for back-to-school each year. Develop materials for the Green Checklist and send to schools globally. Polish materials for Dorm Makeover Contest and curate Grand Prize package. Create and update Pinterest boards for each category.
Support the Development team with grant writing, donor research/outreach, database communication, newsletter design/writing, and more. This is open to students and adults with experience and/or interest in this field.
Support office manager with bookkeeping, finance, donor relations, media and marketing, administration, etc. Update electronic files. Gain important office, data management and problem-solving skills that are critical for any job! This is open to students and adults with experience and/or interest in this field.
Help TTG manage and update website with fresh/revised content, photos, and links. Design and create new web toolkits and templates.