Job and Internship Opportunities

December 2017

There are no open positions offered at this time, although we look for interns and volunteers on an ongoing basis. Please email for more information!


The mission of Clean Fairfax is to encourage environmental stewardship and urban sustainability in Fairfax County, Virginia through education, programming, and community involvement. Clean Fairfax seeks to reduce littering and to encourage recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption, promote community action by supporting clean-ups and adopt-a-spots and serve as a clearing house for environmental information in Fairfax County, Virginia. Clean Fairfax is a 501 (c)3 non-profit entity.

Clean Fairfax offers two paid internships each year for college students studying Environmental Policy, Non-Profit Management, Public Policy, Education, Communications, or other like-minded majors.  Tasks including writing (grants, white papers, blog posts, marketing materials) event planning, volunteer management, and more!

Internship Job Description

Do you have a passion for the environment?

Internships are generally term-limited part time positions, 10-20 hours per week, available September- December and/or January-May.


  • Organizing Fairfax County’s Official Earth Day/Arbor Day (SpringFest April 29, 2017)
  • Managing Clean Fairfax Community Clean Up Program
  • Assisting Clean Streams Program
  • Writing for the Clean Fairfax website and social media sites
  • Researching and/or creating fun and interesting educational programs for middle and high school students
  • Researching and applying for grant/sponsorship opportunities
  • Designing marketing materials

Required Skills:

Excellent communication skills; high computer and technology comfort level including social media; sense of humor and flexibility with tasks; interest and working knowledge on environmental issues; attention to detail!

Desired Skills:

Bilingual (Spanish) a plus; web editing and graphic design; Event-planning; volunteer management; video and audio creation and editing; persuasive writing; knowledge of Constant Contact, WordPress, Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks, content management on various social media sites.


Internships are paid/stipend and/or co-op credit depending on projects and number of hours worked.

Clean Fairfax is a George Mason University Federal Work Study site. The office is conveniently located, with plenty of parking and accessible via public transportation. Lunch is often provided and there are usually plenty of snacks.


Forward resume and short cover letter outlining your skills, interest and anything else you want us to know!  (preferred) with “Program Assistant” in the subject line.

Please visit for more information about Clean Fairfax.