FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON DC CLIMATE ACTION
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) works in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and at the federal level to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Our campaigns focus on passing legislation that will reduce climate change pollution while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.
We’re looking for smart, talented, energetic students deeply committed to practical actions to mitigate climate change for our fall internship. If you fit the description, apply today!
ABOUT OUR DC WORK
The principal theme for our work is reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning fossil fuel in DC”s homes and commercial and government buildings, and to a lesser extent, for transportation. We focus on getting practical things done through the executive and legislative branches of the DC government. Doing that involves policy development and writing, grassroots education and mobilization, partnership building, media and social communications, and talking frequently to government officials, including members of the DC Council.
In 2018, we played a key role in the passage of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act, one of the most forward-looking climate bills in the nation. This year, we have worked to help pass several key bills, including the Public Service Commission Member Qualifications Act, the Climate Commitment Act, and the Clean Energy DC Building Code Amendment Act. We may be still working to pass more climate legislation in the fall, but the bulk of our work will be laying the groundwork for 2023 initiatives.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- A driving passion to engage policymakers and work for practical change to address the causes of the climate crisis
- An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work
- A willingness to work hard and effectively
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
WHAT YOU WILL DO
You will play a substantive role in CCAN’s DC work. You may be asked to focus on education and organizing, or on partnership building, or on policy development. CCAN staff will strive to correlate our needs with your particular skills and interests.
The DC fall internship will be remote to a large degree, with periodic work from our office in Takoma Park, Maryland and/or at various locations in DC depending on the specific tasks assigned.
Internships are typically 15-30 hours per week from September to December. Exact hours will be determined based on your course schedule.
Internships at CCAN are 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, please fill out this Google Form Application by 11:59 PM ET, July 29th, 2022, where you will be prompted to upload your resume and respond to several short answer questions.