Science Communications Intern

The Science Communications Intern supports the planning and delivery of webinars featuring pioneering research in the environmental health sciences, as well as presentations on timely topics from policymakers and advocates in the field. The Intern also helps maintain the CHE website, supports social media engagement and special projects. This is a part-time, remote position.

About CHE

The Collaborative for Health and Environment (CHE), a program of Commonweal, works to make the latest environmental health research widely accessible, strengthening our collective capacity to support health-promoting programs, policies, and practices. CHE’s webinars are a cornerstone of our mission to amplify the latest environmental health science. 

Our audience consists of academics, scientists, government regulators, policymakers, health and environmental justice advocates, and concerned citizens. Through our collaborative efforts, CHE works to build a groundswell of demand for prevention-focused policies, as well as economic and legal structures that protect and promote public health and environmental justice.

CHE values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Environmental health is a universal concern, and we need people from all backgrounds and swaths of life to help build a healthier, more equitable future. CHE is deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of team and culture we build, seeking employees that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth.                   


Webinar Support
  • Work with the CHE staff to research, plan, promote and support delivery of frequent webinars
  • Support creation of webinar webpages on the CHE website as needed
  • Work with CHE staff to update and develop new content as needed for the CHE website, ensuring scientific content is accurate and up-to-date
  • Help create content and disseminate news via CHE’s social media platforms
  • Support special projects and provide additional research and communications support as needed


  • Familiarity with environmental health science and research
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Strong and versatile writing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms


  • Flexible schedule
  • Networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities
  • Stipend of $15/hour for 10-12 hours/week for 10 weeks

Work Environment

  • Small, collaborative and creative team
  • Remote within the US

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter using the subject line “Science Communications Intern” to kristin AT healthandenvironment.org. The position will remain open until filled.

CHE/Commonweal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity.