Communications Intern

Title: Communications Intern
Department: Communications
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Communications Coordinator
Location: Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Preferred; other locations considered.
Duration: 12 Weeks – May – August 2023 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: Up to 40 hours per week; $16.10 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is seeking a Communications Intern who will support the Communications Department in drafting materials for press and social media. The Communications Intern will write blog posts, draft press releases, and other communication materials for outreach to media, and have local pitching opportunities. This internship will include distributing daily news articles on the environment and political news to LCV staff across the country, maintaining press lists, writing opinion-editorials and coordinating press events and conferences, as needed. The Communications Intern will also work with the Social Media Manager to create content for LCV’s social media channels. The Communications Intern will actively participate in centering racial justice and equity in communications, ensuring cultural competence in all materials that also reflect the environmental justice priorities of our programs. Special projects include producing social media content, press and online materials, and interacting with reporters. The Communications Intern will join a Summer2023 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV’s senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Tracking and distributing daily news articles on the environment and political news to LCV staff across the country.
  • Assisting with writing and research for LCV’s weekly tip sheet.
  • Drafting press releases, statements, opinion-editorials and other communication materials for outreach to media and blog posts for LCV’s website that are culturally competent and reflect environmental justice priorities, incorporating storytelling where appropriate.
  • Maintaining press lists and assisting with the coordination of press events, as needed.
  • Actively participating in centering racial justice and equity in communications, ensuring cultural competence in all materials that also reflect the environmental justice priorities of our programs.
  • Drafting social media content to post on LCV’s social channels and identify influencers for LCV to consider for partnerships.
  • Working with the Social Media Manager to implement a community management strategy — responding to tweets, Facebook comments, Instagram comments, etc.
  • Supporting the preparation of materials and communications for the Chispa program, as needed.


  • Experience: Communications coursework, work experience, extracurriculars, or experience with social media preferred.
  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite; experience with press, graphic design, or social media.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.
  • Working Conditions: Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Communications Intern” in the subject line by February 12, 2023. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact