• Application Deadline: 09/13/2019
  • Company: West Michigan Environmental Action Council
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Position Summary:

This intern will research, write, and/or produce content on identified West Michigan environmental issues for print and online publication, as well as for radio and cable TV broadcast. Intern will support WMEAC’s various water quality, policy, and clean energy programs and projects. Schedule permitting, interns should attend WMEAC events whenever possible. Intern will work out of the WMEAC office, but will formulate a flexible schedule with their supervisor that harmonizes the needs of the intern and the organization. Intern will receive a $500 stipend at the conclusion of the internship.






If you are an upper-level university student, graduate, or emerging professional with education, experience, or training in the field of journalism or professional writing, this position is for you.


  • Documented journalism experience including published writing samples
  • Training or professional experience with social media
  • Experience doing interviews
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn digital content management systems
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn basic photography and video skills
  • Basic knowledge of common environmental issues


Hours & Compensation:

A flexible schedule of 15 – 20 hours per week, to be arranged by intern and staff. Attendance of WMEAC events is also expected, when student’s schedule permits. Intern will receive a $500 stipend at the conclusion of the internship contract agreement.


Organization Background:

WMEAC (West Michigan Environmental Action Council) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1968 that has been active in issues ranging from banning DDT, critical dunes preservation and the Michigan bottle bill, to contemporary issues such as water quality and community sustainability.


To Apply:

Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter, writing samples, and application online at wmeac.org/internships.



West Michigan Environmental Action Council is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Our Board of Directors, staff, and interns are committed to enhancing and celebrating diversity in all its forms. All employment decisions at West Michigan Environmental Action Council are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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