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Breathe Project gets lots of messages from people like you – concerned, proactive folks wanting to do more to clean up the air in southwest Pennsylvania.

 

Whether you have just a couple of hours to spare each week, or are looking for full- and part-time internships, there are tons of organizations in our area that want to meet you. Most of the internship opportunities will be unpaid, but in many cases, you can get college credit.

 

So, check them out, learn more about what they do, and use the contact information below to get involved! We’re all in this together. We all deserve to breathe clean air.

 

 

Sierra Club

Sierra Club is always looking for interns and volunteers. They’ll meet with you over coffee, talk about what you’d like to do, and work from there.

 

Email Randy Francisco, randy.francisco@sierraclub.org.

 

 

CWA

Clean Water Action is not just about waterways – they work on air quality issues as well. You meet with staffers and work together to create an experience that benefits you both.

Contact Cassi Steenblok, csteenblok@cleanwater.org, or Steve Hvozdovich shvozdovich@cleanwater.org.

 

 

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The American Lung Association takes volunteers and interns. Along with funding research and advocating for clean air and healthy lungs, the American Lung Association is well known for State of the Air, their yearly air quality report for the United States.

 

Contact Paige Dewhirst, pdewhirst@lunginfo.org.

 

 

Fair Shake

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services works on environmental justice issues with clients of modest means in Pennsylvania and Ohio. They offer internships in several different areas and are looking for people with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in subjects/fields such as law, public policy, environmental science, environmental engineering, technology and communications.

 

Contact Oday Salim for Pennsylvania opportunities at osalim@fairshake-els.org.

Contact James Yskamp for Ohio opportunities at jyskamp@fairshake-els.org.

 

 

 

PennFuture

 

Penn Future does great work around Pittsburgh’s air quality issues. They take interns and volunteers and are looking for attorneys, people to help with outreach and communications, and folks with experience or an interest in local air quality, shale gas, local government and implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

 

Contact George Jugovic, jugovic@pennfuture.org.

 

 

WHE

Women for a Healthy Environment works on lots of issues, including air quality in the Pittsburgh area. They are looking for interns or volunteers with experience or education in the following areas: communications, education, environmental studies, sustainability, public policy and public health.

 

Contact Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, info@womenforahealthyenvironment.org.

 

 

CAC

 

Clean Air Council is looking for volunteers and interns to help with canvassing in the Mon Valley, and for educational outreach on major point source pollution. They work on everything from pipelines to point sources.

 

Contact Mollie Simon, msimon@cleanair.org.

 

 

GASP

 

GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution) works on many projects in the Pittsburgh area, from litigation concerning point sources to educational campaigns to reduce idling school buses and diesel vehicles. Interns candidates will meet with staff to create a program that benefits both the candidate and GASP. Volunteers will receive appropriate training for projects as they arise.

 

Contact Jamin Bogi, jamin@gasp-pgh.org.

 

 

 

PennEnvironment

 

Penn Environment is a statewide organization that deals with many issues, including air quality. Interns will work on outreach projects, building new coalitions and working on existing coalitions. They will help recruit volunteers, plan events and work on media projects. Volunteers will work on citizen outreach projects and events.

 

Contact Stephen Riccardi, stephen@pennenvironment.org

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