Digital Communications Intern – Summer 2024

The Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting applications for a Digital Communications Intern for Summer 2024. This intern will work closely with our digital communications team assisting with day-to-day digital communications needs including social media, news feed, and advocacy campaigns. The intern will work with SELC’s five-person digital team to help strategically communicate our programmatic work to our online audiences. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful, nationally recognized organization that is effectively addressing some of the most pressing and challenging environmental issues throughout the South and the nation. This intern will work in our Chapel Hill office with some opportunity for remote work. This is a 10 to 12-week, part-time, paid internship.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day social media needs 
  • Draft social content and coordinate approvals 
  • Monitor earned media for social content 
  • Design graphics in Canva using templates from our design team  
  • Assist in managing social media calendar and scheduling using Sprout Social  
  • Research social media and other digital trends related to SELC’s work for strategic planning use 
  • Help compile, analyze, and create reports using digital data  
  • Edit and create blog content   
  • Assist with digital advocacy campaigns as needed 

Qualifications and skills desired:

  • Strong writing and editing skills  
  • Detail oriented 
  • Ability to collaborate and a clear communicator    
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment  
  • Able to receive and implement feedback and provide feedback  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Basic understanding of data analytics  
  • Enthusiasm and interest in environmental communications  
  • Experience with Microsoft Word   
  • Experience with Canva or other design programs a plus 
  • Experience with social media management platform a plus (Sprout Social, Hootsuite) 

About SELC:   

The Southern Environmental Law Center is one of the nation’s most powerful defenders of the environment, rooted in the South. With a long track record, SELC takes on the toughest environmental challenges in court, in government, and in our communities to protect our region’s air, water, climate, wildlife, lands, and people. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the organization has a staff of over 200, including more than 100 attorneys, and is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA., with offices in Asheville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Nashville, Richmond, and Washington, DC.  

At our core, we are place-based, rooted in our region, and connected with the communities and clients we serve. We believe in an equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects the rich racial and cultural diversity of our region and allows diverse perspectives to come to the forefront. We approach our work with the highest level of integrity, holding ourselves to high standards with an emphasis on honesty, accountability, and thoughtfulness. We value collaboration and camaraderie, realizing we are strongest when we work together and knowing that everyone has a critical role to play. We strive for impact through a strategic, bold, pragmatic, and ambitious outlook that is dedicated to achieving powerful results. We believe in these values and in the power of SELC. We hope you consider joining us. Learn more at  

Internship Information:   

  • Duration: 10-12 weeks 
  • Hours: 16 – 24 hours per week 
  • Timeframe: Summer (approximately mid-May through mid-August)  
  • Compensation: $15.00/hour   
  • Location: SELC Chapel Hill Office – 601 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC. 27516  
  • Application Deadline: Friday March 1st, 2024.  

To Apply:   
 Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your application materials. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2024.  

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive workplace environment. We are eager to welcome new team members who share this commitment. We still have much progress to make, but our goal is to create and maintain a staff that, at every level, reflects the rich racial and cultural diversity of the communities where we work and the clients that we serve. Persons of all backgrounds—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates—are strongly encouraged to apply.