The Policy Intern will be responsible for supporting policy advocacy efforts through research, analysis, communication, and advocacy. Projects may include analysis of state-level potential for ambitious climate and energy policies, assisting with state level carbon tax campaigns, analyzing legislation and regulations, and support/expansion of ongoing efforts to lobby the Obama administration for stronger climate policies.
- Supporting national, state, and local policy advocacy and education through research and analysis
- Assisting team with policy advocacy and communication efforts
- Staying abreast of current climate and energy policies
- Attending policy briefings and meetings
- Blogging and social media
- Bachelor's degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in environmental studies, government, economics, environmental law, or a related field
- Demonstrated background in research and analysis
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadlines and manage multiple assignments as needed
- Provide your own laptop and cell phone
Desired (but not required) skills and experiences:
- Interest, passion, and background in climate and energy issues strongly preferred
- Ability to translate highly technical content into that which is accessible
- Experience with the Action Network platform
- Experience with social media engagement
- Web design (HTML, CSS, etc.)
Position type: full time or part time
Start date: January/February 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Application instructions: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Policy Intern” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you would be available to work full- or part-time.
About U.S. Climate Plan:
U.S. Climate Plan was formed in June of 2013 in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to build support and draw attention to the need for comprehensive energy policy solutions grounded in scientific demands — not politics. We are working to empower people to take action for scientifically-grounded climate policies and elevate the national dialogue on how equitable & just energy solutions in the U.S. and the world make positive changes in people’s lives.
U.S. Climate Plan is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ, and members of other marginalized groups to apply.