Climate Museum Summer Internship

Hours per week

40hrs/week; 10 weeks



Start Date


End Date



800 Third Avenue
New York
United States


The Climate Museum seeks summer interns as we develop and present our first year of public programming. This competitive internship program offers students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in the early stages of a bold new climate initiative.

Our startup is creating a new museum dedicated to climate change and climate solutions in New York City. The Climate Museum’s mission is to use the sciences, art, and design to inspire dialogue and spur innovation that address the challenges of climate change, moving solutions to the center of our shared public life and catalyzing broad community engagement. We recently presented our first exhibition, In Human Time, which explored intersections of polar ice, humanity and time (see coverage in The Atlantic and The New Yorker). More information can be found on our website.

This summer, interns will carry out a range of tasks in an intellectually vibrant and supportive environment. While assignments will vary depending on the immediate needs of the Climate Museum, interns may be asked to play a significant role in one or more of the following projects:

  • Fundraising: Creating and managing a KickStarter campaign for the October Climate Museum festival.
  • Graphic design: Designing graphical and promotional material for the October Climate Museum festival (e.g. logo, brochures, etc) that align with our established brand identity.
  • Web presence: Updating and maintaining the Climate Museum’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin).
  • Research and education: Developing content for a short educational film about the climate denial campaign and its impact on our current political climate. (This position will focus on research and writing; no film production skills necessary.)

Undergraduate juniors and seniors, college graduates, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • ability to volunteer (unpaid) at least four days per week; five days is strongly preferred
  • ability to volunteer for 10 weeks, preferably May 21 – July 27, though some flexibility is possible
  • demonstrated interest in climate issues, art, and/or social justice
  • exceptional research and writing skills
  • proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive, as well as the ability to learn new software
  • enterprising and ambitious mindset
  • outstanding collaboration skills
  • ability to maintain a flexible and positive attitude in a fast-paced and unpredictable startup environment

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Amanda Nesci at In your cover letter, please include:

  • your general interest in the Climate Museum’s mission
  • your particular interest in one or more of the four projects described above, and any skills you may have relevant to that project
  • your weekly availability and preferred start and end dates

Applications are now open. The final deadline to apply is Monday, April 16, at 6pm EST, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis; please apply as early as possible.