Sustainability Advocate - Paid internship

Academic Credits







559 Bloomfield Avenue
United States


Clean Water Action is currently hiring students to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the empowerment of our fellow NJ residents.

Our staff consists of committed, professional highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political or environmental authorities or from within our organization. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities.

Our grassroots political organizers speak to New Jersey citizens about New Jersey issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. We work on a wide variety of issues, but are currently focusing efforts on

Clean Water: Protect NJ’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristine

Open Space: Preserve open space in NJ, particularly buffer zones that protect drinking water and prevent flooding

Environmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionately burdened by negative environmental externalities.

Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economy


Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Work with New Jersey's largest environmental non-profit

Rewarding work with a casual work setting

Paid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issues

Leadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employment

Opportunities for travel throughout New Jersey and the U.S., including national and regional conferences

Possibly earn college credit

Strong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.

* Unfortunately, we do not provide any housing assistance. Only apply if you have a specific plan in place to be located in our area. If you don't already have specific plans to be in the NY/NJ region, please consider applying for our position listed in a region that is near your home or school base.

* As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.

* Clean Water Action adheres to all the principles of professional practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is a paid internship. Base pay does vary slightly from one office to another, but in all locations we operate, Clean Water Action complies with all FLSA and applicable state labor requirements.

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