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The Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 intern application periods are open!

Want to save the planet? Do you feel that we have a moral responsibility to protect Creation? Help Virginia Interfaith Power & Light to achieve healthy communities and environmental justice in Virginia through an internship. Learn more and submit an application today!

Summer 2019 Intern Reflections!

Sarah Conley

School: Eckerd College
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

My time as an intern with Virginia Interfaith Power and Light has been an incredibly rewarding and educational experience. I loved being able to work with a variety of environmental justice and climate action issues in a variety of ways. The freedom to plan engaging events around topics that I’m passionate about offered a unique means of increasing my community organizing skills. Most of all, this internship taught me how to use my faith to fuel my activism.



Laura (Center), Kidest (middle) and Fatema (right) at Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice at Capitol Hill

Laura Grier

School: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

I am thrilled to have worked in the intersection of environmental justice, education, and policy as a fellow at Virginia Interfaith Power and Light. My summer fellowship helped me build skills in community organizing, writing, outreach, event planning, and policy engagement. Above all, though, engaging with activists of diverse faiths has left me with hope for the state of our environment. I am grateful for the work and leadership of VAIPL!





Fatema (far left) organized this exciting event this summer: Climate in the Pulpits, on the Bimah, & in the Minbar

Fatema Al Darii

School: University of Richmond
Hometown: Al Buraimi, Oman

My time at VAIPL has been a fulfilling one as I got immersed in local-level politics and worked alongside great mentors, colleagues and community members. As a fellow, I had the opportunity to build my communication skills on social media platforms, public speaking, organizing, and fundraising. Additionally, the diverse and interfaith setting of this internship has helped me build ties to a powerful community that cares deeply about environmental disruption.