Turning Green’s model is unique. It both serves youth and is powered by them.
Turning Green is seeking passionate, committed, and motivated students to work side by side with our team as summer, gap-year, or semester interns. Interns engage in a hands-on learning and doing process, sharpening leadership skills beneficial to their academic growth and beyond. The program provides an enriching experience that challenges students to grow, both personally and professionally, while contributing to the mission and vision of the organization.
We’re motivated by creativity, fun, innovation and collaboration. Our internships provide a framework for students to experiment together and encourages them to imagine, learn and lead in a way that supports both students and the work of TG. Passion, commitment, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment is a must. We brainstorm, strategize, and implement key programs, projects and initiatives. Together, we lead innovation and change the word.
If interested in becoming a TG intern, please fill out the application below and we will follow up upon review. We look forward to hearing from you!
Summer Intern: March 15, 2017
Year Round Intern: Rolling Application
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every summer, Turning Green invites 6-10 student interns to work hands-on at our headquarters in Sausalito, California. The internship focuses on developing leadership skills through learning workshops and mentorship, as well as creating opportunities to initiate student-driven passion projects. Our robust internship framework engages students through program development, communications, strategy, marketing, film/photography – we integrate many skill sets for some powerful outcomes.
When: The Summer Internship Program runs May through August. Students work at TG Headquarters from 10am to 6pm PST Monday through Friday and organize their start/end dates accordingly.
Term of Service: Interns must commit to at least a minimum 6-week session during that time frame.
Compensation: Internship stipends are based on financial need. TG Staff will offer two paid Fellowship opportunities to deserving students after reviewing all internship applications.
Field Trips: Summer interns take one field trip per week. Field trips include visits to farms, farmers markets, communal lunches and dinners, and partner headquarters (including Fair Trade USA, EO Products, Nutiva, Annie’s Homegrown, Amy’s Kitchen, and more). There are also opportunities for interns to explore the splendor of Northern California through hikes, biking, beach visits, etc.
Internships are open to college, gap year, and graduate students with an interest in environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We look for special skills that can be applied to our work around a healthy, just and thriving planet.
Ideal candidates are passionate students who are ready and willing to take on any challenge and work well as a team – and work hard! The nature of a small staff means that everyone takes on varied roles and supports the work as needed. We prioritize organizational and leadership skills, ability to multi-task, and familiarity with digital and social platforms.
Required Proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat)
Desired Experience: Communications, Graphic Design, Web Development (WordPress), Photography, Video Editing, Fundraising/Development, Data Gathering/Analysis, Creative Writing, Student Leadership, Environmental or Sustainability Work
Project Green Challenge (PGC)
PGC is ideal for students who are creative, organized, and have excellent writing skills!
Summer interns guide the development of all Project Green Challenge components. This includes: challenge writing, partner outreach, speaker bookings, prize curating, graphic design, marketing/PR, digital media, communications, school database development, fundraising, and more. Students will have the opportunity to accept PGC leadership roles and manage a committee of students to work with them.
Communications is ideal for students who are tech-savvy, have a good understanding of strategy around and a facility for using digital platforms and have great writing skills. Graphic design experience is a big plus.
The communications team will help develop and execute the Communications Plan for PGC and CCRT. This includes digital strategy, marketing/PR, and visual media. Communication interns will interface with partners and media outlets, as well as work on the TG newsletter and blog. In addition, they are tasked with being our news source for current events to help inform our campaign work and social conversations.
Fundraising is ideal for students with a background or interest in finance or nonprofit development and philanthropy.
Students interested in fundraising will work on grant writing, donor research/outreach, and developing new fundraiser ideas to help TG grow. Fundraising interns will interface with partners, sponsors, and TG alumni.
Graphic Design is ideal for creative students with background and expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, etc.
The design team is our creative arm with a focus on design work for our TG materials and learning resources, including: flyers, web pages, social media graphics, toolkits, and other resources.
Web Development is ideal for tech-savvy students with a background and expertise in computer science and/or WordPress.
The web team will help with strategy, design and implementation of website content so they are up-to-date, aesthetically beautiful, powerful, and comprehensive. Students working on web development will update content, work closely with graphic design students and address technical problems.