FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WORK WITH CCAN TO MOBILIZE OUR GRASSROOTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN MARYLAND
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 fall internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!
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 clean energy in our region by increasing Maryland’s renewable energy requirement to 25% by 2020. Never satisfied in the fight for a 100% clean energy future, we are currently pushing in the 2019 legislative session for a bill that would increase that mandate to 50% by 2030 and plot a pathway to 100% by 2040. We have made great strides in clean energy in Maryland so far and we will continue moving forward with a bold vision to attain a cleaner and more just state.
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.
This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week from early September through early December for the fall semester. 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.