Member Communications & Events Intern

National Council for Science and the Environment Washington, District of Columbia
Job Type Internship

About NCSE

Located in Washington, D.C., the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to inform environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. Founded in 1990, NCSE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. NCSE is a non-partisan organization that provides resources and networks to support our community of member universities, their work, and their professional development efforts. NCSE is a leader in educational research that tracks and analyzes the evolving fields of interdisciplinary environmental, sustainability, and energy (IESE) higher education. NCSE has been a long-standing national voice in support of federal funding for environmental research and education.

Position Description

Reporting to the Member Communications and Engagement Officer, the Intern will ensure that NCSE members, partners, and sponsors receive frequent, accurate, and compelling information about how to participate in NCSE activities. The intern will also track member engagement over time. The position requires a minimum 15 hours/week, although may be full-time if desired or required for credit.


  • Assist in providing member communications, e.g., researching content for newsletters
  • Prepare agendas and materials for webinars, conference calls, and other member interactions
  • Gather testimonials from members, by email or phone, to be included in future marketing materials
  • Facilitate the preparation and implementation of membership campaigns via email and hard copy
  • Conduct online research on prospective NCSE members at universities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations across the country
  • Prepare materials for printing and mailing/shipping
  • Integrate prospective member data into NCSE communication and database systems
  • Aid in the planning and preparation for the 2019 Summer Member Meetings
  • Support Senior Manager, Meetings & Events in research of potential sponsors or exhibitors for the 2020 Annual Conference
  • Other activities as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate should be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of a relevant degree program
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent organization and project management
  • Interest in higher education, environmental work, nonprofit organizations
  • Skilled in Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite, with a high level of general computer competency


This is an unpaid position. We can work with your university to offer credit.

Internship Duration

On or around January 28 and concludes on or around May 20. The internship position is located in the Washington, D.C. office.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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