N.C. Air Awareness Internships

Environmental Education, Outreach, and Communication

The N.C. Air Awareness program is a public outreach and education program of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality.  The goal of the program is to reduce air pollution through voluntary actions by individuals and organizations. The program seeks to educate individuals about the sources of air pollution and explain how the health effects of air pollution can be minimized by modification of outdoor activities on air quality action days. In addition, the program promotes behavior changes that can improve air quality and the environment. The N.C. Air Awareness program utilizes a wide range of web and media outlets to broadcast messages to the public. These include statewide radio messages and social media posts about open burning, idle reduction, clean air tips and much more. The program is often promoted at health and environmental fairs and festivals by both local coordinators and centrally based DAQ staff. Public information is distributed through the program website and on Facebook. Information may also be obtained by emailing air.awareness@ncdenr.gov.  Come join our N.C. Air Awareness team to learn about environmental education, how to teach K-12 students, social media messaging, digital communications, outreach and more!   Open positions and interships will be posted to this page and annouced on the Office of Environmental Education's list-serve (https://lists.ncmail.net/mailman/listinfo/nc-ee)

*Currently, we do not have any positions available.  If you have any quesitons, please email Robin Barrows and Jonathan Navarro


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