Big Mission, Bright Future
The Cool Down is America’s first mainstream climate brand, connecting people from all walks of life to a cleaner, cooler future.
The TCD intern program is the climate world’s first mainstream talent incubator, training the next generation of communicators to meet audiences where they are with relatable content that drives meaningful change.
How It Works
As a TCD intern, you’ll work closely with our team of content and commerce experts in a role of your choosing. We’re currently seeking talented candidates to specialize in visual media editing, social ecommerce coordination, and sustainable product research — and we welcome applications from all interested parties via the form below.
TCD is an all-remote company with team members from coast to coast and a culture of flexibility and inclusivity. Interns enjoy broad leeway in defining the details of their 15-hour weekly commitments, so you can rest assured that whatever works for your schedule will work for ours too.
Why It Matters
Now more than ever before, climate coverage speaks to unprecedented challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Informing and empowering mainstream Americans is an essential driver of American progress, and The Cool Down was founded to be part of the solution.
We’re here because we care about the future of the planet and we believe in the power of storytelling to change the world. You’re here because you feel the same way and believe the same thing — and we hope you’ll let us help you develop the skills you’ll need to make it come true.
INTERN PROGRAM FAQS
What positions are currently available?
Please see our current list immediately below the FAQ!
How do I apply and when will I hear back?
If you meet the general requirements listed in this section and the job-specific requirements listed in the Open Intern Positions section, you can apply via the application form at the bottom of this page. You’ll hear from us via email@example.com within 3-5 business days if we think there’s an opportunity to move forward, so please be sure to whitelist the address after applying.
Where and when will I do my work?
TCD is an all-remote company, and all interns work from remote locations. TCD interns work a minimum of 15 hours per week with an option for more robust commitments. Intern hours are generally flexible with the exception of established meeting times and project deadlines, though we’re currently prioritizing candidates with morning availability.
Will I get paid?
Yes, TCD interns are paid as independent contractors at a rate of $18 per hour.
When can I start?
TCD accepts intern applications on a rolling basis, and successful candidates can generally start as soon as they’re available.
How long is the program?
The TCD Intern Program runs for four months. Your program may be slightly longer or shorter depending on your availability.
Can I get course credit?
Yes, depending on your school’s requirements you may be eligible for independent study credit as a TCD intern.
Can I get a full-time job?
Yes, all TCD interns are considered for full-time positions upon completion of the intern program.
Open Intern positions
As a TCD intern, you will…
– Scour Reddit, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter for engaging content related to sustainability and climate issues
– Identify and pitch informative content that’s relevant to our target audiences
– Collaborate with the editorial team to develop and create shareable web articles and Instagram posts
As a candidate, you should be…
– Tapped into trends, sounds, and memes on Instagram, TikTok, Reddit, and Twitter
– Familiar with and curious about sustainability and climate issues
– Intrigued by and supportive of TCD’s mission
– Organized and able to keep track of multiple assignments and projects
– Creative, curious, and hardworking