Welcome to Global CleanUps
Internship position (remote) is available for Environmental Writing. Our publication, CleanUp News is is the best place to find concise information about cleanups, the inputs (single use, zero waste, circular) and the outputs (microplastics). CleanUp News is a project of Clean Trails and National CleanUp Day.
We have four internship tracks (hardest to easiest)
- Leading by Example series – interviews with local, regional and world leaders. See example at https://www.cleanupnews.org/home/plogging-with-president-guni-th-jhannesson
- Essential Info – series about the essential science related articles relevant to cleanups.
- Stories – straight journalism and stories about cleanups
- In the News – expanding upon existing news articles about cleanups.
To apply for an unpaid internship, please send writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you are interested in writing for us. If accepted, your approved pieces will be published in CleanUp News. Think of originality, quality content, truthful writing and journalism.
Note: Our first Leading by Example interview has been published.. Do you have solid interview credentials? If yes, make a note of that with your application.
Interns will be provided close support by a Senior Editor as well by the Founders of the organization. We have high expectations and will provide regular feedback to ensure your success.
National CleanUp Day is the Third Saturday in Sept
Do you have a love for the environment and the ability to write about local environmental concerns including cleanups? National CleanUp Day is looking for writers with a flair for people and the outdoors for our local pages. Your pieces will relate to the environment, outdoors, the people and science.
https://www.nationalcleanupday.org/kansas-city (sample page)
Second…writing news and opinion pieces for local publications of your choice.
Writer submission guidelines and ethics at https://www.cleanupnews.org/contact
This is an unpaid internship. Our organization is 100% virtual and we have worked with interns from all over the United States. This position complies with the Fair Labor Standard Act. Start and end dates will match your academic calendar.
National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and community of people dedicated to keeping the outdoors clean. Study after study shows the highest indicator that someone will pick up litter is if they witness someone else picking up litter. That’s because peer group norms are more powerful than incentives, and when worked in concert with each other, they can provide impressive behavioral change impacts.
Core to our beliefs is the notion that people want to do the right things; all they need is a little encouragement or incentive. We believe that people are naturally responsible; if we encourage them to care for their favorite places, to pick up after themselves and others, then our communities will become self-sufficient, clean, and more enjoyable.
What would happen if everyone picked up one piece of litter for National CleanUp Day?