Tennessee Outreach & Communications Assistant

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The intern will work closely with our Energy Savings Outreach Coordinator 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 the TN Energy Savings Outreach Coordinator, Bri Knisley, at brianna@appvoices.org. Please make the subject line of the email “Outreach & Communications Intern.”

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