DC Carbon Pricing Fall Internship

Fall Internship Opportunity: Work with CCAN to Price Pollution in D.C.

This fall, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, or CCAN, and our allies in the D.C. Carbon Fee and Rebate coalition are working to make D.C. the first place in the country to hold polluters accountable with a carbon fee and rebate for all. And you can be a part of this historic fight. We’re hiring smart, talented students for summer internships on our campaign to pass the Carbon Rebate in D.C.


The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the only group in the Chesapeake region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. dedicated exclusively to building a powerful grassroots movement to fight climate change. Our mission is to build the kind of movement it will take to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, around the country and around the world.


Washington, D.C. is at the forefront of cities nationwide when it comes to promoting clean energy and tackling the climate crisis head-on. Now it’s time for D.C. to lead again—not only in cutting fossil fuel pollution but in creating a more just and sustainable economy for all.

We know that putting a price on carbon is the most straightforward and cost-effective way to fight climate change and spur more clean energy.

That’s why we are working with partners across the District to move toward putting a price on carbon. By making fossil fuel polluters pay for the real and damaging costs of their emissions, we can unleash the clean energy solutions we need, and make D.C. families better off in the process.

A carbon fee will mean less carbon pollution wrecking our lungs and our atmosphere, more investment into energy efficiency solutions, and a faster transition to clean, renewable energy sources. D.C. families would benefit both economically and environmentally from cleaner air and water, new jobs created in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and more money in family bank accounts.

D.C. can be a trailblazer on the East Coast for progressive climate policy—sending a strong message to our national leaders on Capitol Hill—while ensuring D.C. families gain better health and economic security in the process.



  • Learn to organize campaign events and creative actions
  • Help conduct outreach to build grassroots support, including tabling at events, phone banking and collecting petitions  
  • Help recruit new volunteers to the campaign
  • Write and publish your own letters to the editor and blog posts
  • Conduct campaign research
  • Learn grassroots campaigning from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”



  • A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
  • An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away
  • A willingness to work hard
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A sense of humor



Our main office is on the border with D.C. in Takoma Park, MD, but field work is all in the District.


Interns are part time and typically work 15-20 hours per week (minimum). The summer internship would begin in late August and end in early December.


Internships at CCAN are primarily education-focused, to arm you with experience toward your career and life goals. Interns receive a limited reimbursement for incidental expenditures. We encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and we will support these pursuits in any way we can.


To apply, fill out this Google Form Application, where you will be prompted to upload your resume. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.