Intern with the Texas Sierra Club! (Austin)

(updated April 2014)

Intern with the Texas Sierra Club! 

Dates: Summer 2014 – May 19th to August 8th

Location: All positions based in Austin, TX

Applications accepted until positions filled

2014 will be a hallmark year in for the Texas environmental movement, and we want you to be part of our team. The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter and Texas Beyond Coal campaign are looking for committed activists, students, and community members with a strong passion for the environment and social justice.

Who Should Apply?

If you care about the impacts of climate disruption on our air, water, economy, and wildlands, apply for the Texas Sierra Club internship program today! We’re looking for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students to help build out our campaigns so we can better educate and engage Central Texans on critical environmental issues.

You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

The ideal candidate for an internship with Sierra Club is self-motivated, energetic, flexible and a strategic thinker with very strong writing abilities, good organizational skills, understanding of the political system, and a passion for the environment and social justice. Responsibilities will be tailored to personal skills and areas of interest to the best of our ability.

Positions open for Summer 2014 Internship
(click on each link for more detailed descriptions and requirements)


Campaign Background

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the country. Currently, Texas Sierra Club is working on moving beyond coal. We are promoting drought resistant clean energy solutions and energy efficiency measures that will create thousands of new, green jobs and stimulate the economy, all while conserving our water and ensuring we have clean air to breathe. We accomplish this through political and grassroots action.

Opportunities and Expectations

Interns will learn many of the skills used in grassroots and advocacy organizing by working with professional staff on the Austin Beyond Coal Campaign, Texas Living Waters Project, or Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter.

Interns will also learn real skills through professional trainings and apply their new knowledge to their work at the Club.

This is an unpaid internship, but includes opportunities to attend many events and participate in several program trainings at no cost. The Club will also reimburse any campaign-related travel costs.

Interns will be expected to work a flexible 10-15 hour week which includes holding regular office hours and attending mandatory Wednesday evening phonebanks from 6pm to 8pm.

Once accepted, all interns are expected to complete the semester of the internship program they have committed to in order to receive credit. Interns must have a weekly meeting or call with their Sierra Club staff member to check in on work plan and strategy.

Depending on progress and commitment shown, there is also an opportunity for the internship to continue past the set end date with remote supervision from the Sierra Club office in Austin.


Interviews will be held on a rolling basis at the Sierra Club office in Austin (1202 San Antonio St). Orientation will be held on Monday May 19th. If hired, interns must be available for this date. The first regular day of the internship will be Wednesday May 21st.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to Internship Program Coordinator Rabekha Siebert at, and cc Internship Manager Dave Cortez at Include in the body of your email a note about which position you are applying for.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, immigrants, female, and LBGTQ individuals to apply.

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