Jobs & Internships

At Branch Out, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you think you should be working for us, we have several new positions open. 

The positions we are currently hiring for are three month, paid contracts to join our Climate Wiki team (read more here!). Please check out their descriptions below to see if one or more might be a good fit for you. 

If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at [email protected], and include the name of the position in your email. Cover letter optional, up to three writing samples appreciated. Thank you!


  • $100 per week


  • 3-5 hours per week

  • Week-by-week basis


  • Start or Grow 1 Wiki Page/Day

  • Use Branch Out’s research, or conduct your own

  • Attend one ~30 minute meeting per week with Climate Wiki team


  • $3000 per month


  • 30-40 hours per week

  • Three month contract


  • Start or Grow 2 Wiki Pages/Day

  • Use Branch Out’s research and conduct your own

  • Develop two areas of focus for Wiki growth strategy

  • Complete three or four major Wiki pages in your area of focus per month

  • Attend one or several meetings per week with Climate Wiki team


  • $1500 per month


  • 15-20 hours per week

  • Three month contract


  • Start or Grow 1 Wiki Page/Day

  • Use Branch Out’s research and conduct your own

  • Choose one or two areas of focus for your combined Wiki + Journalistic coverage 

  • Grow 1 Wiki Page into a short journalism article to publish on Branch Out’s website each week

  • Attend at least one meeting per week with Climate Wiki team


  • $200 per week


  • 1.5-2 hours per day

  • Three month contract


  • Review recent Wiki updates for copyediting, synthesis, and alignment with editorial protocols

  • Use Branch Out’s research or conduct own as necessary

  • Develop a holistic view of Wiki growth to share at weekly meetings

Breaking News Intern

Reports To:

The Breaking News Intern will report to the News Editor for a weekly check-in and throughout the writing/editing process.

Job Overview:

As the Breaking News Intern, you will assist the Branch Out Editorial team in finding and writing about breaking news to publish on our website. You will monitor online sources of news like the AP, Twitter, and various national news outlets for breaking news as it relates to climate justice. You will aggregate the breaking news and write it in the Branch Out voice for publication on and the Branch Out substack newsletter. You will also have the opportunity to produce original reporting from your local area and conduct interviews.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Monitor daily news as it relates to climate science, environmental justice and policy, climate change in politics, carbon sequestration and permaculture.

  • Write summaries of the most important news events to publish on under the direction of the editorial team.

  • Pitch original story ideas to the News Editor and work together to produce original climate journalism based on your own research and interviews. 

  • Work with the editorial team in contributing to our weekly newsletter sent via substack.


  • Preferably, you are a current High School or College student, or have recently graduated in the past 6 months, but we will consider non-students depending on the circumstance.

  • Must have previous experience or interest in journalism and topics related to climate change and environmental justice.

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to understand and apply feedback from the editorial team.

  • Excellent internet research skills and preferably an obsession with current events and breaking news.

  • Self-motivated and able to communicate regularly with the News Editor.

  • Reliable internet access is required.

  • Ability to commit about 10 hours per week to Branch Out.

This is a 10 hours per week unpaid internship, but it can provide major benefits to your future career.

  • Professional experience in Journalism and Nonprofit work

  • You will build a portfolio of published work with your name on it at an independent journalism outlet with more than one million hits and your work can be published in our weekly newsletter with several thousand subscribers.

  • Connections and mentorship with experienced professionals in the fields of Media/Journalism, Permaculture Design, Politics/Campaigns and Education.

  • For successful interns, you will receive a professional reference and letter of recommendation as well as the opportunity for paid employment at Branch Out, should any paid positions open up.

To Apply:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your resume, 3 writing samples (an article, blog or essay you have written, either published or unpublished) and the soonest date you could begin the internship to [email protected]. Cover letters are optional for this position.