Interns at a rally

Interns are a crucial part of our work protecting the Appalachian region. Our internships are known for providing students with a thorough and rewarding experience of working in the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit campaign.

Internships can be completed for academic credit through an approved school program, or for extra work experience without academic ties. Internships are paid, and include a mix of on-site and remote/hybrid work, depending on the position.

Our internships span the gamut of nonprofit work, such as organizing with our on-the-ground campaigns, conducting data-driven research, assisting with our communications team, writing for our journalistic publication, The Appalachian Voice, helping with our outreach program, and more. Our internships have included:

— Coal Impacts Campaign Assistant
— North Carolina Pipelines Assistant
— Solar Energy Education Assistant
— Virginia Grassroots Organizing Assistant
— Data Research Assistant
— Editorial Communications Assistant
— Outreach and Operations Assistant
— Web Developer/IT Assistant

Visit our careers page to see open positions

Adrienne at work on the computer
A Voice intern at work on deadline

An intern talks with a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. An intern talks with a member of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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 currently have over 40 staff members across the region, with offices located in Boone, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, and Norton, Virgina.

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 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.