Communications/Social Media Intern

Global Footprint Network

Oakland, CA, US

Are you interested in creating a future where people, planet and economies thrive?

Who we are
Global Footprint Network is changing how the world manages its natural resources.

Every year people demand more from nature than it can regenerate, leading to disruptive resource constraints and climate change. To create a better future, leaders in government and finance come to us for guidance about how to manage the resources they have, reduce economic risk, and improve well-being. We help them take action by translating data into insights that drive practical decisions. This starts with metrics that track how resources are used and measure what’s available. Then we empower clients to frame opportunities and make confident policy and investment decisions backed by facts.

The heart of our work is the Ecological Footprint. The Footprint measures human demand on nature, expressed as a single, easy-to-understand number that’s scalable from a global to an individual level. We pioneered this acclaimed methodology more than 20 years ago and continue to build on the science and design new tools for applying it.

For more information about Global Footprint Network and the Ecological Footprint visit:

What we are looking for
Global Footprint Network is seeking a communications/social media intern. Undergraduates at all levels (from freshman to senior) with an interest in the environment and communications are encouraged to apply. Degrees in the environment, natural resources and/or business/marketing are preferred but not necessarily required.

What you’ll bring
• An interest in sustainability;
• Strong writing skills;
• Good time management skills;
• Enthusiasm; and
• Creativity.

What you’ll do
Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:
• Supporting communications efforts for our annual Earth Overshoot Day campaign (;
• Developing creative, new social media campaigns and writing social media posts;
• Writing blog posts, Q&As and press releases about our latest research and reports;
• Assisting with website updates and redesign, newsletters, and media outreach;
• Writing and editing reports and project summaries;
• Researching potential partners;
• Assisting with event planning; and
• Design work on infographics and other collateral.

Our internship positions are unpaid, however, a small stipend is offered. We prefer a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for 12 weeks as well as availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. Free healthy lunches are provided. School credit may be available depending on the requirements of your institution. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain nonprofit communications experience and be part of an innovative communications team.

Start Date
We are currently accepting applications for internships that will begin as soon as possible.

Our collegial, open office is located in Oakland near Jack London Square and is within walking distance of BART, AC Transit and the Oakland ferry service.