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Tennessee Outreach & Communications Assistant

The intern will work closely with our Tennessee Campaign Manager to support base-building, community education, and other outreach from our Knoxville office.

Intern activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking and tabling at relevant events in the Knoxville area
  • Maintaining our outreach database
  • Organizing presentations on our work at local colleges
  • Coordinating and recruiting for volunteer events
  • Assisting with workshops in Knoxville and surrounding rural communities
  • Writing blogs/website blurbs that describe our program focus and current work
  • Making Instagram and Facebook posts about current projects
  • Training rural co-op members on the use of Google Drive & other technology
  • Contacting regional organizations to engage in our campaigns
  • Supporting various projects as they arise

Requires 15 hrs/week commitment, on average. Compensation $15/hr. The internship will start immediately and last through the end of January.


  • Passionate about environment/social issues the Appalachian region
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to compromise/work well with people from a wide range of opinions and backgrounds
  • Organizational skills- highly detail oriented
  • Sense of humor
  • Use of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Self-starter that can work independently
  • Use of Facebook and/or WordPress
  • Good writing skills

To apply

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Tennessee Campaign Manager Bri Knisley, at brianna@appvoices.org. Please make the subject line of the email “Outreach & Communications Intern.”

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About Appalachian Voices
Appalachian Voices is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to achieve an Appalachia with healthy, intact ecosystems and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy. We have 30 staff members located in offices in Boone, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Norton, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Durham, N.C.

Commitment to equity
Appalachian Voices is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our work and in our organizational structure. We seek applicants who share and exhibit these principles. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure staff and interns and applicants for those positions are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

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