Virginia Grassroots Internship

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WORK WITH CCAN TO MOBILIZE OUR GRASSROOTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN VIRGINIA

DESCRIPTION

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) works with partners across the state to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Our campaigns focus on passing legislation that will dramatically reduce climate change pollution in Virginia, while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.

We’re looking for smart, talented students for summer internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!

ABOUT CCAN

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.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

In Virginia, we are working on bold campaigns that would result in energy policies matching the scale of the climate crisis the state is facing. Never has our work been more important as we are facing stalls and rollbacks at the national level. For over a decade, we have been pushing the envelope of what’s “politically possible” in Virginia, using every tool inside and outside of the box – from organizing to lobbying to the law. We are standing in the way of two fracked gas pipelines, weakening one of the nations most powerful polluters (Dominion Energy), and we are pushing the most effective climate policies in the Commonwealth.

As we face Trump’s rollbacks on climate change policies, we must continue to act on the state level, and you will be on the front lines of our campaigns!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 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.

LOCATION

This internship will be based in our office in Richmond, Virginia

DETAILS

Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week from mid May through early August. Exact timing to be determined based on your course schedule.

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.

APPLY NOW AND SPEND YOUR FALL INTERNING WITH US

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

Summer Legal Internship (MD based)

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is looking for an intern to support our efforts to reduce pollution in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC with a focus on frontline communities most affected by our continued dependence on fossil fuels.

ABOUT CCAN

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.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

CCAN’s legal intern will expand our organization’s litigation and regulatory capacity. The legal intern will gain hands-on experience associated with regional energy issues along with internal nonprofit-related legal matters. CCAN is engaged in lawsuits against three fracked-gas pipelines in Virginia and Maryland under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Natural Gas Act, and the Endangered Species Act. We actively monitor and comment on air and water permit renewals for coal plants and other polluting facilities and we are challenging the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of several environmental protections. CCAN’s legal intern will assist CCAN’s general counsel with one or several of these matters. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

CCAN’s legal intern should expect involvement in various projects which may include drafting briefs, legal research memos, regulatory filings, writing articles and fact sheets, commenting on proposed state and/or federal agency regulations or draft pollution permits, preparing legislative and regulatory testimony and comments, attending state and federal regulatory hearings and meetings with congressional members, state legislators, regulators and executive branch staff. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least a 2L in law school
  • A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
  • Excellent research skills
  • A willingness to work hard
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to conduct a variety of tasks related to advocacy, research, and general nonprofit management

LOCATION

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland.

DETAILS

Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week. Exact timing to be determined based on your course schedule.

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.

APPLY NOW TO INTERN WITH US

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

Summer Internship: Maryland Grassroots

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WORK WITH CCAN TO MOBILIZE OUR GRASSROOTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN MARYLAND 

DESCRIPTION

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) works with partners across the state to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Our campaigns focus on passing legislation that will dramatically reduce climate change pollution in Maryland, while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.

We’re looking for smart, talented students for spring internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!

ABOUT CCAN

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.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Not only did we fight to make Maryland the first state with natural gas reserves to legislatively ban fracking, we recently expanded renewable energy in our region by increasing Maryland’s renewable energy requirement to 50% by 2030. We are currently working with partners to establish campaigns around reducing greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors, and to get us closer to 100% clean renewable energy by 2040.

As we face Trump’s rollbacks on climate change policies, we must continue to act on the state level, and you will be on the front lines of our campaigns!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 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

LOCATION

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland.

DETAILS

Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week from mid May through early August. Exact timing to be determined based on your course schedule.

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.

APPLY NOW AND SPEND YOUR SUMMER OR FALL INTERNING WITH US

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