Communications & Development Internship - Washington, D.C.

The Global Green USA Security & Sustainability Program in Washington DC is offering a Communications and Development internship for undergraduate or graduate students interested in gaining practical experience in communications, media, international security, arms control, environmental research, public policy, and the legislative process. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support both organizational and individual development.


  • Assist with media analyses and outreach for and execution of Congressional briefings and events.
  • Develop press relations and research appropriate media outlets.
  • Update media database.
  • Attend legislative strategy meetings.
  • Assist in the drafting of Global Green Legacy press releases and Op-Eds.
  • Explore creative ways to engage and expand Global Green’s network.
  • Write/edit articles for newsletters and draft letters to potential funders.
  • Research funding sources- foundations and potential corporate associates.
  • Keep Global Green’s website up-to-date with the latest news and briefing information.
  • Develop targeted fundraising appeals and assemble information for potential donors.
  • Assist with organizational needs and attend Program’s events in Washington DC.
  • Attend events organized by other NGOs and think tanks in Washington DC representing Global Green USA.
  • Work closely with Communications departments in our headquarters office in Santa Monica, CA and other affiliates in Geneva, Moscow, Rome and Paris.
  • Assist Program Associate and Program Director in planning and  implementation of projects to promote the safe and environmentally sound destruction of weapons stockpiles globally.
  • Help with other tasks and projects as needs arise.


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing or a graduate student pursuing a degree in communications, journalism, politics, environmental studies, or a related field.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the equivalent if from a non-US institution.
  • Must have an interest in international security policy, arms control, nonproliferation, and/or related environmental issues.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent computer skills or ability to quickly learn various computer programs including: Microsoft programs (Excel, Outlook and Word), Dreamweaver and database programs.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.

Time Commitment: Minimum two months; part-time (20+ hours/week); full-time (35+ hours/week); hours to be determined with intern and academic institution.

Location: Our office is located at 1100 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005.

About GGUSA: Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. It is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.

Mission: To foster a value shift towards a more sustainable and secure future. Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States, our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.

Values: Professionalism; Respect, Trust, and Teamwork; Transparency, Openness, and Communication; Nimble Yet Focused Risk-Taking Entrepreneurialism; Optimism; Balance and Fun.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. Academic credit is available. Please work out academic credit details with your academic institution.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter (including dates and times of availability), short writing sample (1-3 pages), and list of three references and their contact information by e-mail to [email protected]. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. EOE.

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