Volunteer Positions and Internships
Tennessee Conservation Voters (TCV) is a coalition of state conservation groups and individuals dedicated to raising voter awareness, advocating for stronger laws and holding our elected leaders accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee. Interns play an important role in making this critical work happen.
Internship positions are designed to be on-ramps for people interested in environmental nonprofits and communications. Our hope is that interns will go on to become members of TCV, join a committee and perhaps someday even join the board of directors or lead other groups within and outside of our organization.
- This internship is an unpaid position. We welcome applications from students interested in receiving course credit. These internships are flexible to meet course requirements. If you are interested in receiving course credit for an internship, please first talk with your academic advisor to confirm this is possible for your degree program, then reach out to indicate your interest.
- Interns work between 4 and 9 hours per week, dependent upon their availability. We are happy to accommodate scheduling around classes, work, and childcare needs.
- Interns are asked to work remotely with regular in-person check-ins with the lead staff person.
- Internships will run approximately mid-January to April or May, dependent on the applicant.
- Assist in the design of monthly newsletters using the online platform, Every Action (no prior experience with EveryAction required).
- Write monthly blog posts on environmental issues in Tennessee.
- Assist in posting weekly social media updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Develop new website content.
- Create materials such as press releases and brochures.
- Identify new potential audiences and opportunities for outreach for events and ongoing campaigns.
- Assist in the planning and execution of Nature Votes, our annual fundraiser.
- Attend monthly board meetings.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
- Detail-oriented, accurate
- Open to a variety of tasks, self-motivated and flexible; ability to work independently
- Creative, skilled at written communication
- Experienced with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Some experience with graphic design on platforms like Canva, Piktochart, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Interest in the nonprofit and/or environmental advocacy field.
We are accepting applications for the Communication Internship position on a rolling basis. If you are interested in being an intern with Tennessee Conservation Voters, please email your cover letter and resume to Kendl Kobbervig at [email protected] and include answers to the following questions:
- What motivated you to apply for an intern position with Tennessee Conservation Voters? In other words, what do you hope to get out of this experience and how can we help you meet your goals?
- What unique experiences or skills would you bring to our team?
- Availability: How many hours per week would you like to work (between 4 and 9 hours)?
- If for credit, for which department at which institution and what are their credit requirements?
Interns do not have to be students. Anyone seeking to learn about communications, organizing, advocacy, the environment, and nonprofits is welcome to apply. Additionally, we know that environmental injustice disproportionately impacts people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ folks. As such, we believe that these communities must have leadership and influence in the work we do. We encourage applicants from various backgrounds to apply.
Environmental Legislation Monitor
Each legislative session, TCV's lobbyist works with volunteers like you to closely monitor a breadth of proposed legislation impacting the environment. If you are interested in learning more, please email our registered lobbyist Stewart Clifton at [email protected] No experience required - just a willingness to learn.
TCV relies on its board members to make key decisions and represent the values of our organization in the community. Specifically, we are looking for a board treasurer to join us in January 2020.
A board treasurer is responsible for assisting the organization with financial management and developing systems for ensuring the organization's solvency.
If you are interested in joining the board or becoming more involved with our mission, please contact us at [email protected]!
Board Development Committee Member
The purpose of the TCV Board Development Committee is to sustain and grow a diverse base of volunteers to support our mission of protecting and advocating for Tennessee's environment. We work to educate and empower board and committee volunteers to lead and support the many facets of our organization.
If you are interested in joining this committee or becoming more involved with our mission, please contact us at [email protected]!