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Positions with the Wild Equity Institute

Winning campaigns and building a movement isn’t always easy. But we can make it rewarding. At the Wild Equity Institute, we strive to make our campaigns vigorous and inspiring. But don’t take our word for it: you can hear what some of our past interns and students have to say about working with the Wild Equity Institute’s Executive Director Brent Plater in this short, super sweet video. Then apply for your position right away!

Equity Internships

The Wild Equity Institute is currently accepting applications for our Equity Internship program.

Wild Equity is a San Francisco-based organization with a national and international mission: to build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. As such, Wild Equity is engaged in cutting-edge actions at the intersection of the environmental justice and grassroots conservation movements, and our work highlights the two movements’ shared moral foundation: equity, the creation of a more just and fair world.

The Equity Internship program is designed to provide students, recent graduates, or dedicated volunteers with an opportunity to spur the creation of a more equitable world for all. Working closely with experienced activists and environmental attorneys, the Equity Intern will collect data on imperiled species & disadvantaged communities; submit information requests under the Freedom of Information Act; draft fact sheets, alerts, and editorials pertaining to our work; assist with grassroots organizing; and/or draft formal administrative petitions to spur government action. Some administrative work may also be required.

Wild Equity offers a flexible work environment with excellent mentoring opportunities. Generally a three-month time commitment is required, although part-time and project-specific internships can be accommodated. A background in ecology and/or civil rights is preferred.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit via e-mail a resume, a writing sample, a copy of your school transcript, a list of references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in our work. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Created: October 27, 2009 13:08
Last updated: September 11, 2015 13:12


  1. Ethan Kong — 16 February 2010 - 22:51

    what is Externship?

  2. Brent Plater — 17 February 2010 - 04:28

    An externship is similar to an internship. Some schools may offer students benefits for externships that aren’t available for internships. Check with your career services office to find out if you may be eligible for those benefits.

  3. Shireen — 13 April 2015 - 10:56

    Do you offer legal intern/externships?

  4. Brent Plater — 20 May 2015 - 11:43

    We do offer legal internships and externships, but we don’t have any available for the summer of 2015. Check back in a few months to see about positions for upcoming semesters.

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