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Extreme Hangout Social Media Internship


Do you care deeply about the environment, want to reverse climate change, are you aware of the UN SDGS and interested in the COP gatherings? The EXTREME Hangout is seeking a social media intern to help grow our social channels.

The ideal interns, would be dynamic self-starters who are passionate about the environment, have heard of Elizabeth Wathuti, follows Earthrise, have Ministry of the Future on their reading list, and watched Don’t Look Up.

Launched at COP26 in Glasgow the EXTREME Hangout became the leading fringe event for young people giving them a platform on the environment, inspiring, engaging and empowering them to see opportunity and to take action. We had amazing partners, over 200 speakers (60+% female and many underrepresented voices on our stage), and 5000 visitors. We put in full camera crews and livestreamed incredible content to the world, half a million watched the livestreams and to date 5m have watched the video on demand. It was a resounding success. It was accessible, inclusive, authentic and free to access on a repurposed ferry, a gig venue on the river Clyde. Please watch our summary video COP RECAP | EXTREME HANGOUT

Building on that success we are establishing a media and event programme with three main parts.

  1. The EXTREME Hangout Flagship Conference: anchor event, annually at COP, next COP27 in Egypt, then COP28 in Dubai and on.

  2. Ted-X style globally coordinated, locally organised 1-2 day event programme hosted in multiple cities across the world.

  3. Monthly, leading to weekly, Vlog/Podcast hosted by young climate leaders engaging with the global influencers and change makers, challenging the status quo and inspiring action.

Annually we will ramp up the volume, the EXTREME Hangout will be hosted in new locations and reach greater global audiences. Our big aim is to build to 50 events in 50 locations in 5 years. And with this initiative we want to do 3 things:

  • Inspire, engage and empower young people on the UN SDGs

  • Champion actions worth taking

  • Find the gears to turn the cogs to amplify the volume to drive massive behavioural change.

About The Opportunity


Social media is an important part of our strategy. We are looking for dedicated social media interns that have a passion for sustainability and the environment to assist with and help us entertain and inspire our community with incredible stories and content, help grow the social media pages and raise awareness about the issues, highlight the activism of young people around the world and raise awareness of what the EXTREME Hangout is doing.

To find out more about The EXTREME Hangout at COP26, please visit

The internship is divided into 2 roles, we are looking for 2 people to split the responsibilities of the role, one to focus on content research and another responsible for content editor.


  • Finding incredible stories and content from around the world.

  • Responding to comments and DMs on social media platforms.

  • Write social media captions that speak to the Extreme Hangout target audience.

  • Photo/video content editing.

  • Assist in increasing followers and awareness of The Extreme Hangout on popular social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Instagram).

  • Assist with Marketing efforts of the Extreme Hangout.

We are looking for someone who:


  • Loves and has a passion for the environment and sustainability.

  • Loves social media and is creative.

  • Has at least 1 year of social media management experience.

  • Has good experience with digital editing and publishing content.

  • Demonstrates competence in writing and editing.

  • Has experience with editing software.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Is involved in sustainability groups/projects/communities.

  • Be a positive and energetic team player – be someone we would want to go on a road trip across Europe; hang out at a mountain bike park with; and spend a day surfing!


If you are interested in this exciting and fast-moving role and you meet the selection criteria, please email with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining EXTREME and what excites you about the role and the opportunity; which climate activists you admire and why; how you fit with the specific role; and don’t forget your CV.

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