The Honnold Foundation promotes solar energy for a more equitable world

Founded by professional rock climber Alex Honnold in 2012, the Honnold Foundation provides grants, project management, and storytelling resources to nonprofits throughout the Americas. We fund solar energy access, job training, and energy self-sufficiency initiatives that reduce environmental impact and improve peoples’ lives.

We are currently accepting applications for an office-based internship at our Salt Lake City headquarters.



Communications & content internship

This Salt Lake City-based intern will work closely with the entire Honnold Foundation team, including the Executive Director and our field-based program staff. We’re looking for a strong writer and an optimist who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and has experience using Mailchimp, Squarespace, and social media platforms. Successful interns may have the opportunity to work on other Honnold Foundation projects during their internship based on their personal interests and organizational needs.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Content creation: conducting interviews and composing blog articles highlighting project partners, introducing the Honnold Foundation team, and exploring relevant topics

  • Website design and management: evaluating and potentially re-designing the website decision tree

  • Email outreach: using existing templates, develop a content delivery schedule and draft content for email outreach to the Honnold Foundation donor base

  • Potentially assist with development of the 2019 Impact Report

  • Other administrative and communications tasks as assigned


This 10 - 15 hour per week internship is accompanied by a monthly stipend of $400. Interns will also have a dedicated desk at the Honnold Foundation office, and will receive access to outdoor industry pro discounts, a gear kit courtesy of our brand partners, and other occasional perks.

To apply for the Content & Communications Internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to no later than September 23, 2019. Be sure to include the phrase “Content & Communications Intern” in your subject line!

Finalists will be notified no later than October 1.


Remote internships

There are no remote internship opportunities currently available. We will open our remote internship cycle in early 2020; please keep an eye on social media or check this page for updates.


The Honnold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.