Online, Social Media & Communications Internship - Santa Monica

The Global Green USA Online & Communications department is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students interested in gaining practical environmental media experience in climate change, green building, green affordable housing, green schools, and energy policy. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support both organizational and individual development.


  • Video and photo cataloging and archiving of Global Green USA’s digital assets
  • Labeling and cataloging photos on Global Green USA’s Flickr account
  • Assisting with writing, editing, and researching blog posts for the Global Green USA website
  • Shooting video and taking photos at events, editing, and posting online
  • Event production, research and outreach
  • Maintaining and updating databases
  • Background calls to press
  • Writing, editing for web content, newsletters, blog content and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Creating promotional/proposal materials for events and corporate outreach

Eligibility: Must be at least a junior undergraduate in good standing or a graduate student interested in the environment and social media. Should have a background in communications or media. Excellent writing and communication skills, good design skills, able to work independently, attention to detail, the ability to take initiative on specific projects. Computer programming skills a plus. Must be locally based in Los Angeles.

Time Commitment: Must commit to at least 10-15 hours a week for a period of 3-6 months. Exact hours to be determined with intern and academic institution. 

Location: Our office is located at 2218 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. 

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 USA 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: Possible course credit and/or internship requirement fulfillment. Please work out academic credit details with your academic institution. 

To Apply: Please send resume and a one-page statement outlining your interest, qualifications, and current professional or student status to [email protected]. Put the title of the internship in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. EOE.