journalism internship

Join our team! We're looking for a Spanish-speaking summer reporting intern

If you're looking for an opportunity to sharpen your journalism, communication, and audience engagement skills and bolster environmental action in Spanish-speaking communities, we want to hear from you.

Are you an early career, Spanish-speaking reporter, writer, or marketing extraordinaire who wants to turn storytelling into action? Come work with us!


EHN.org is an independent, reader- and foundation-funded news site that reports, publishes and curates journalism on environmental topics. We bring national attention and expertise to regional environmental health issues, raising awareness, spurring public literacy, and moving the needle locally on key issues involving our health and environment.

We are expanding this environmental news to reach to Spanish-speaking audiences via our EHN en Español initiative, which combines original reporting and aggregated environmental news in Spanish.

We seek a bilingual, Spanish-speaking (and preferably Spanish-writing) intern for the summer of 2022 to work with our team reporting on environmental health issues and increasing engagement with our growing EHN en Español audience.

The ideal candidate: Someone relentlessly curious who enjoys research, reporting, problem solving, and finding innovative ways to build a meaningful online community; a communicator passionate about science, environmental justice, and making positive change.

Successful candidates will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, an ability to work efficiently and independently and collaborate in a high-tempo environment, and a passion for action and justice. Multimedia storytelling skills, data visualization experience, and social media savvy are highly desirable. Familiarity with audience engagement strategies and experience developing and managing marketing campaigns are also a big plus. Ideally you will be pursuing a career in journalism, communications, or marketing. We’ll consider both undergraduate and graduate-level candidates.

This is a paid internship ($15/hour) that will last for approximately 12 weeks, starting in June. It requires approximately 20 hours of work per week. The internship is remote; however, we meet and work on Slack and Zoom daily.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research and identify under-reported studies, topics, and issues on environmental health;
  • Pitch and work with editor Brian Bienkowski and EHN en Español manager Autumn Spanne to shape story ideas;
  • Report out stories in both English and Spanish, using a broad range of human and digital sources and storytelling methods/technologies;
  • Collaborate with Spanish-language publication and/or groups;
  • Meet deadlines;
  • Respond quickly to edits, working through drafts;
  • Produce a mix of both shorter, study-driven stories, and more in-depth investigative and feature length stories;
  • Market published work through social media channels, and identify/reach out to key stakeholders who should see your work;
  • Work with EHN en Español manager Autumn Spanne to expand EHN.org’s social media reach in Spanish-speaking communities, and identify key groups and individuals to engage in our work and reporting.

Who we're looking for:

  • Dual Spanish- English-speaking student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in journalism, communications, or marketing (Spanish-writing preferred but not mandatory);
  • Interest in solutions journalism and holding people in power accountable.
  • Interest and ability in public records research and familiarity with scientific literature.
  • Interest and belief in the power of storytelling to shape and better communities.
  • Hunger to have an impact and change lives.
  • Fresh ideas on reaching and building an audience for your work.
  • An ability to work well with others. We're a small but tight group.

Not sure you check all the boxes? Apply anyway and let us know what you’d bring to our organization!

We are dedicated to pushing good science and reporting into public policy and public discussion. We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and three clips to bbienkowski@ehn.org and Autumn Spanne at aspanne@ehn.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications in April.

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