Employer Highlight: Environment America Spring 2021 Recruitment Update

Attend the upcoming Virtual Career Fairs this week and meet one-on-one with representatives from Environment America to learn more about their opportunities as well as connect with a Tufts alum.

Environment America Recruitment: Spring 2021 

Environment America is hiring graduating seniors to run campaigns to protect clean air, clean water, and open spaces! Stop by our booth at the Virtual Career Center this Friday, 2/12, and be sure to schedule a 1:1 meeting in advance to chat with one of our recruiters. We’ll share some information about the positions we have available, and if it seems like it’d be a good fit, we can talk about setting up a first-round interview.

If you really want to get ahead, you can check out our website and submit your application before the fair, and we’ll be in touch about setting up a time to connect.

To learn more about our organization and our associate positions, read below:

Environment America’s mission — the thing that drives everything we do — is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. To help us achieve this mission, Environment America is seeking an Environmental Defense Campaign Associate to help drive our policy agenda.

The Environmental Defense Campaign Associate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to run advocacy campaigns at the federal level. The legislative agenda will balance proactive policies with a robust defense of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental protections that have come under attack in Washington, D.C.

We do what it takes to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. If you want to work hard, challenge yourself, and make an actual impact on the critical environmental issues of our time, then consider a career with Environment America.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.
  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.

Environment America is a policy and action group with one mission: to build a greener, healthier world. We do all we can to move more campuses, cities and states toward 100% renewable energy, keep more fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, stop pollution of our air and water, and protect our public lands. In other words, we do it by putting our environment first. Our team of researchers, policy analysts, advocates, campaign staff, grassroots organizers and communications experts work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now. The policies Environment America has championed and won have resulted in more solar and wind power in 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national stage, in states and cities, on the ballot and in the courtroom.



By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations Sue Atkins