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  • Environmental news intern

The New Lede is a news initiative of the Environmental Working Group  specializing in coverage of environmental issues that are critical to the health and well-being of people everywhere. We provide investigative reporting, analysis, and explanatory articles about a broad range of environmental topics that too often are ignored or underreported by mainstream media sources, filling that gap with vital information regarding the state of our air, water, food and climate.

The Environmental News Intern will work with The New Lede team to report and write articles on issues involving air and water quality, climate change, energy, agriculture and other environmental matters that impact public health and public policy.

What you will do:

  • Hone your reporting, writing, researching, and editing skills
  • Produce content for
  • Get real-world experience working with a seasoned and energetic team of journalists
  • Publish work and engage in other hands-on experiences that add to a growing portfolio of work and skills
  • Fact-check and proofread copy

Qualifications and experience:

  • Pursuit of a degree in Journalism or  related field
  • Experience writing and reporting
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Strong time-management, organizational, communication, and prioritization skills
  • Curious, detail oriented, and deadline-focused
  • Passionate about quality, impactful, and engaging journalism


This is a paid internship that requires a commitment of 20-28 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks. Hourly pay is $20.00/hour. This intern position could work remotely and/or in our office in Washington, D.C.

Since 1993, the Environmental Working Group has shined a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment.

Information about the organization is available at

EWG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

EWG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to foster a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. EWG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, matriculation or political affiliation, or any other protected class recognized in any of the jurisdictions where EWG has offices or employees working. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and compensation and promotion.

To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to TNL at

Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: Until filled



The New Lede is looking for experienced freelancers to join us in telling environmental stories that often go untold in larger outlets. We welcome unsolicited pitches but also have specific story assignments you can pursue. We want smart, well-written, timely articles about the intersection of environmental and human health, policy debates, and features and profile pieces that spotlight people and practices involved in a range of issues, including agriculture, energy, air and water quality, climate change, science, regulation and more.

Payment is competitive.

Article submissions can be made on an individual basis or under contract for four stories per month.

The New Lede is a journalism initiative of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Information about EWG is available at

To Apply: Please send clips and pitches to