The Latest

Communications & Content Creation Intern

Maggie Heiser, January 19, 2022

INTERNSHIP POSTING: Communications & Content Creation Intern 

Time Commitment: 20-30 hours per week

Start Date: June 6, 2022 for 10 weeks

Location Columbus or Cleveland based, travel throughout the state of Ohio required.

Supervisors Emily Bacha, VP of Public Affairs

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a summer intern to join our Public Affairs Team to support our communications and field advocacy efforts through content creation. This internship will provide opportunities for building a photography and videography portfolio, building contacts across the state of Ohio, and understanding environmental issues from a local lens.


  • Create a portfolio of photographs and videos highlighting OEC’s advocacy work, including regional work and events. This will require traveling to each of the regions OEC has staff in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland and Youngstown), Northwest Ohio (Toledo), Southeast Ohio, Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati), and Central Ohio. 
  • Meet OEC staff and local partners (when appropriate) in each region.
  • Organize digital archives of OEC’s already existing library of photographs and videos with a willingness to learn new media platforms. 
  • Support organizational communications as needed.
  • Participate in 2022 OEC intern cohort activities.


This internship is a paid seasonal position and will receive an hourly wage of $13 for 20 – 30 hours a week.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced photography and videography skills (the OEC has a DSLR camera available for use) 
  • Able to work independently and on a team
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel across Ohio with members of the OEC team 
  • Shares the OEC’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in the environmental movement and our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and the natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire and uplift staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

How to Apply 

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and links to 3-5 photos and 2-4 videos that showcase your skills to with the subject of “Communications & Content Creation Internship Application.” This application will close on March 1, 2022.