Internship Opportunity at Human Impacts Institute


The mission of the Institute is to foster sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through inspired engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge-building and creative expression.  They strive to promote healthy community development by connecting communities through a shared awareness of, and accountability for, the natural environment.


Past interns have included international lawyers, media professionals, certified teachers, as well as graduate and undergrad students from Columbia University, Bard, McGill University (Canada), University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), New York University, Webster University (Netherlands), and many more.


Interns will be given significant programmatic and organizational responsibilities based upon their internship descriptions, qualifications, and interests.

Work Responsibilities:

  • Attend free classes at the Foundation Center on grant writing
  • Develop and research at least one grant proposal for their internship focus
  • Assist with organizational development and program support
  • Write blogs and develop community outreach materials
  • Attend relevant meetings and events to “report back on” to the HII team
  • Assist with partnership development


All internships will be located in NYC and only applicants available for the full term (Mid May to mid August 2013–with some flexibility for start and end dates) and who can commit a minimum of 20 hours per week will be considered. 


To apply for this internship, kindly submit the following:

  1. Current resume;
  2. Introductory letter, including:
    • Why you want to work with HII;
    • The specific internship(s) you are applying to; and
    • Your specific expertise/interests relating to that internship
  3. Two reference contacts;
  4. One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project you’d like to do at HII

All applications and inquiries should be directed to: 

Tara DePorte,

Executive Director and Founder, Human Impacts Institute

Applicants will be notified of interviews shortly after their application.

WHEN TO APPLY: Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of their desired commencement of the internship.

DEADLINE: Summer applications are due March 29th, 2013 by midnight



Information Courtesy: The Social Science Informer




Author: Vivek Kumar Verma

Investment Banking Lawyer | Photographer & Blogger | Connoisseur of Food | Poet

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