Do you want to intern with Will Potter and

by Will Potter on July 29, 2015

in News

It took a literal intervention from the TED Fellows program and constant prodding from friends, but I’m finally doing this: I need an intern.

Not a get-me-coffee intern (although that would be great! GIVE ME ALL THE COFFEES!), but someone who is passionate and wants to make a meaningful contribution to this work and the overall mission.

Full details and official write-up below.


Will Potter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He specializes in the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. His work has been featured in the world’s top media outlets, including the Washington Post, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He has testified before the U.S. Congress as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and his book, Green Is The New Red, was awarded a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit.” His reporting has overturned criminal prosecutions, and has both been praised in Congressional reports and monitored by the Counter-Terrorism Unit. This year he was selected as a TED Senior Fellow.

Will Potter is looking for an intern from now through the end of December, with the possibility of extension.

An intern will help with day-to-day tasks in support of and Will Potter’s investigations and outreach.

Note Will Potter is based in Washington, DC, and the internship will operate remotely.


  • Available for the full program dates (now through December, 2015)
  • Committed to working 10-20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
  • Strong editorial skills
  • Organizational skills — managing the day to day of this kind of work means wearing a lot of hats
  • Experience with social media management
  • Loves continuously analyzing and optimizing processes and tasks (how can we make this better, more efficient, more effective — both with social media and real-world tasks)
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-starting and self-motivating
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Passionate about social justice


  • Helping manage and grow the social media presence for GreenIsTheNewRed and Will Potter
  • Coordinating guests posts and content for, and potentially writing pieces
  • Researching for articles and book chapters
  • Media outreach, scheduling, and coordination
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Gain hands-on experience with media, research, and investigative journalism
  • Play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of and Will Potter’s speaking and media outreach
  • Make a difference for animals, the environment, and free speech by exposing corporate attempts to label protest as “terrorism”

To Apply:

Email with the subject line “internship.” Include a paragraph or two about why you are interested in the internship, and attach your resume and links to published work.

Please feel free to email if you  have any questions.

All materials must be received by 5pm eastern on Friday, August 21st.

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