Through the internship program, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) brings students (typically college) and graduates at all levels to our office, where they can work side-by-side with knowledgeable professionals.
For interns who can commit at least 15 hours per week to CRK for a minimum of two months, we will offer a monthly stipend of $300.
We offer internship opportunities in all areas of our work including education, legislation/policy, communications, field work, fundraising, legal and general administrative.
Technical Internship Program
CRK has technical program internships available year-round to science based college students and graduates for part-time and full-time work. Technical program interns are given opportunities that are hands-on, demanding and rewarding. Technical program interns assist our professional staff in a variety of tasks including monitoring and water sample analysis, pollution tracking, data entry and management, research, outreach and education, field work, and office administration.
Legal Internship Program
CRK has legal internships available year-round to law students for part-time work during the fall/spring semesters and full-time or part-time during the summer. A legal internship with CRK will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our staff attorney, but also have opportunities to work in collaborative efforts with other staff and outside organizations. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, stakeholder meetings, and involvement with litigation. Funding may be available for paid internships. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, water resources, environmental justice and the Clean Water Act is recommended.
Please submit cover letter, resume and, if available, a writing sample to Kevin Jeselnik.
Development Internship Program
CRK has full or part time development internships to students available year-round. The development assistant will work closely with CRK’s development team to identify and secure financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations to maintain and grow CRK’s financial base. They will also assist in advocating for protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River and its lakes and tributaries; promoting this work accordingly through various print and web-based media. The ideal applicant will have a passion for water protection, effective communications and research skills, and will be highly organized with attention to detail.
Please note, this is an unpaid internship. At the end of the internship period, the Development Director will provide a letter of completion to be used for future businesses references. Please submit cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Keena Johnson at [email protected].
Communications Intern Program
CRK has full or part time communications internships available to students year-round. The communications intern will work closely with CRK’s Communications Director to help keep the public aware of CRK’s work, challenges faced by the river system, and to promote events and news relating to CRK. Responsibilities include writing press releases, assisting in the creation of the newsletter and e-blasts, updating the website, drafting social media posts, research on best practices and more.
Please note this is an unpaid internship.
Other Internship Opportunities
CRK has other opportunities for interns to become involved and help promote our mission. Interns at CRK are given opportunities that are hands-on, demanding and rewarding. We offer internships with experience in a variety of fields such as environmental policy, chemistry, ecology, education, office administration, fundraising, cleanups, field work and special events. Internships are unpaid, but offer real world experience in the non-profit business world and provide exposure and education to the challenges facing our natural resources.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and recent grades. Cover letters should address the candidate’s personal goals and interests, as well as his or her experience and interest in working for CRK. Send applications to Juliet Cohen via email [email protected] or by fax 404.352.8676, or by mail: 916 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Suite 3, Atlanta, GA 30318.