CNT welcomes interns as an expression of our educational mission. Internships are designed to expose students to various aspects of urban sustainability:
- Public policy, research, and advocacy
- Data and information access
- Demonstration projects
Internships are individually crafted to reflect the interests of the student. Prospective interns should get to know CNT in depth through our website prior to contacting us so that you know what programs and/or roles meet your current educational and experiential needs.
CNT works closely with interns to ensure that they receive academic credit for internships, whenever possible. Interns should not expect a job at CNT at the end of their internship.
CNT offers periodic brown bag seminars for interns which focus on different aspects of urban sustainability. Some seminars may include recommended reading materials. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged.
Specific internship opportunities are posted below; internships in other areas of CNT’s work are also possible.
Unless specified below, please contact Stephen Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.
CNT seeks an intern to support the communications team. Working with the Communications Director on projects that span internal and external communications, the Communications Intern will directly support CNT’s outreach efforts and contribute to CNT’s expansion of its influence.
As a Communications Intern, you will help CNT market its message, and help turn those interested into supporters of the organization.
- Creating materials for outreach events and for online communications
- Editing documents for funders and for media outlets
- Provide social media support
- Supporting special events activities
- Adding value to all our efforts based on your experience, desires, and skills
We are looking for a confident self-starter, with the ability to take direction, complete projects—and challenge our own assumptions and goals with bigger, better, brighter ideas. Interns should be comfortable working in a fast-moving, innovative, fun environment. As a member of a small team, you will have the chance to experience and learn more about CNT’s efforts to create resilient cities and communities. You’ll be exposed to senior leadership, and exciting ideas. You will have the chance to join staff meetings and relevant external workshops and discussions. This is a chance for you to learn, and to begin creating your career path.
Internships are unpaid. We look for a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week – ideally longer. Caffeine available in steady high doses as needed.
Contact Steve Perkins, Senior Vice President, CNT, at email@example.com with inquiries.