International Mining Program Intern



Hours per week

10 - 15 hours week




1612 K Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities to reduce the social, economic, and environmental problems caused by mining and energy development in the U.S. and worldwide. We fulfill our mission by supporting communities and grassroots groups; exposing and publicizing the impacts of the mining and oil and gas industries; advocating for stronger government policies and regulations; and working to improve corporate practices and accountability. (For more information, see

The International Mining Program works on international mining policy, collaborating with mining-affected communities, grassroots organizations, and other national and international NGOs. These include partners in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Norway, Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. We also run the No Dirty Gold campaign, a public pressure campaign to educate consumers and retailers about gold mining and to enlist their support in changing the way gold is mined. The campaign has made tremendous strides in raising the profile of gold mining impacts and has garnered national and international attention.

The intern will be involved in conducting research, writing campaign materials, and supporting outreach activities. The intern may also assist staff with general support in administration and outreach to members and partner organizations.

We are seeking an intern with an interest in environmental and social justice campaigns and international grassroots work in support of local communities. We will consider graduate students, college graduates, and advanced undergraduate students. Applicants should be self-motivated and have excellent organizational, communication, research, and computer skills. Potential interns also possess a commitment to working for respect of human rights and environmental protection. Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Interns work out of our DC office. If you are a student, we will be glad to help you earn credit for your work. We require a minimum three-month commitment but are flexible on weekly hours, as well as starting and ending dates.


To apply, please submit in one PDF document a CV, cover letter outlining availability, and writing sample to:

How To Apply

Email in one PDF document: CV, cover letter outlining availability, and writing sample. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.