Monday, June 13, 2016

Internship: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Federal Affairs Intern (for fall semester) (Deadline: 7/1, Washington, DC)

The internship provides an ideal candidate the opportunity to gain experience in researching climate change policies and initiatives at federal levels as well as provide support on other C2ES projects. The intern will work directly with the Director of Outreach and program staff.
Prior to being hired, the selected candidate must be able to provide proof of academic credit or funding from an accredited college, university, or third party for research. Funding must cover at least minimum wage.        
Major Responsibilities:
  • Research emerging federal agency and legislative actions and support substantive C2ES work on federal climate change initiatives and their interaction with federal programs
  • Develop and contribute to written material, including federal, legislative, and election-related news items, blog posts, and policy briefs
  • Attend and summarize Congressional and administrative hearings and other relevant federal policy events
  • Maintain and improve content of federal and Congressional portions of the C2ES website, including bill information and summaries (web design experience not required)
  • Research and provide analytical support to other C2ES projects
  • Willingness to pitch in at all levels
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in government, economics, environmental or energy policy, or related field; preference given to those currently enrolled in a graduate program
  • Interdisciplinary understanding of the climate change issue (technology, politics, economics)
  • Top-notch writing, editing, research, and analytic skills
  • Attention to detail
Status:  Full- or part-time internship
About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions:
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) has long been recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. At C2ES, we believe that ensuring safe, reliable, affordable energy – while protecting the global climate – is a paramount challenge of the 21st century. Now more than ever, we need committed voices with the expertise to cut through complexity and craft innovative solutions; the independence to separate fact from fiction; and the credibility to work with all sides to build common ground.                                     
C2ES contributes to this critical effort by:
  • Being a Reliable Source – We provide timely, impartial information and analysis on the scientific, economic, technological and policy dimensions of climate and energy challenges. See, for instance, our resources on carbon pollution standards and on extreme weather and climate change.
  • Working Together – We bring together business, the environmental community, other stakeholders, and policymakers to achieve common understandings and consensus solutions. Examples include our collaborative efforts to accelerate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and our broad coalition supporting the use of captured carbon dioxide in enhanced oil recovery.
  • Advancing Innovative Policy – We work closely with policymakers and stakeholders to promote pragmatic, effective policies at the state, national and international levels. Our rich web resources help both experts and citizens understand the issues, track government efforts, and contribute to the policy process.
For more information about the C2ES visit
Applications due by July 1.
Candidate selection projected for July/August.
Internships run anytime between: end of September-December.
To apply - send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Human Resources Department
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201
or electronically to

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