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Communications Intern

Supervisor:   Director of Communications

Time Commitment: 20 hours minimum per week

Schedule: flexible over 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio


  • Assist the communications team in drafting outward-facing documents, including opinion pieces, blog articles, and social media postings
  • Monitor news publications for clips and other press hits to keep staff informed about environmental news
  • Work with the communications director on back-end record-keeping
  • Assist with press events as needed

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite

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 natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire 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 and cover letter to with the subject of “Communications Internship Application.” This application will close on March 30, 2018.