DC CARBON PRICING INTERNSHIP

Work with CCAN to Price Pollution in D.C.

This spring, 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 spring internships on our campaign to pass the Carbon Rebate in D.C.

Apply today!

To apply: Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to CCAN’s Carbon Pricing Coordinator, Camila Thorndike, at camila@chesapeakeclimate.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

What you’ll do as an intern on our campaign to price pollution in D.C.:

  • Learn to organize campaign events and creative actions
  • Help conduct outreach, 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.”

 

What we’re looking for in an intern on our campaign to price pollution in D.C.:

  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A sense of humor

Hear what our summer intern Joanna has to say about her experience:

During my time as an intern, I had the opportunity to collect petitions, promote and attend events, compose campaign materials, complete research projects, and even write posts for CCAN’s blog. Through these experiences, I honed important skills such as communication, organization, goal making, networking, and professional and persuasive speaking and writing, just to name a few! And best of all, I got to do it all while being out and about in Washington D.C., meeting new people and making connections!

Where:

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

Hours and Dates:

January-May, for 15-30 hours per week.

Compensation:

Our internships are unpaid although there is a monthly reimbursement for travel expenses.  We encourage our interns to pursue course credit for their internship, or external grant opportunities, and we will support these pursuits in any way that we can.

To apply:

Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to CCAN’s Carbon Pricing Coordinator, Camila Thorndike, at camila@chesapeakeclimate.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.