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 uses 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.

Current openings


Currently, there are no internship opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering or future internship opportunities, you may email jonathan.navarro@ncdner.gov to inquire. We collect resumes for interns on a rolling basis.

Past internship projects

NC Air Awareness has provided rewarding and fulfilling opportunities to interns in the past. Learn more about the experiences of former Outreach & Communication Interns.

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