Internships for Undergrads, Graduate Students and Recent Grads
Founded by former Vice President Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection (website
) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed for the charitable and educational purpose of educating the public about the causes and solutions to climate change, in the United States and throughout the world.
We are offering internships in our Washington, DC office to assist in a number of essential areas:
- Field. Assist the national field team with research, volunteer coordination, special projects and administrative and operational tasks. A sense of humor and a willingness to take on any task, from collating to challenging projects, are essential.
- Political. Research legislative, congressional and member group progress; write memos, proposals and political outreach plans; coordinate events with partners/allies and other departments. Strong organizational and writing skills are required. You must be team-oriented and work well independently
- Press. Press Aides/Interns at the Alliance for Climate Protection get hands on experience in message strategy and execution from a national non-profit dedicated to galvanizing the American public around a bold new clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure that will jumpstart our economy and create millions of jobs; help end our dependence on foreign oil; reward innovation and job creation, not polluters; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the threat of climate change. Responsibilities include: drafting op-eds, letters to the editor, and press releases; assisting in the production of message documents and talking points; reviewing the news and compiling relevant stories; researching reporters, outlets, etc. Additional qualifications include: strong writing skills; exceptionally organized and unfailingly responsible; proficient in Microsoft Office software; able to take a project and run with it to completion; goal-driven and results-oriented with a strong commitment to climate, environmental and/or public interest; campaign experience preferred
- New Media. New Media interns will work on a historic clean energy campaign in one of the largest non-profit, New Media teams in the country. Learn how email marketing, social media, and interactive web elements combine together to move the public debate on an issue. Responsibilities include helping build our social networking presences, updating web content, managing the email list, drafting social media posts and special projects based on experience. Strong writing skills and familiarity with social networking trends and tactics are required. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and complete with little supervision. Experiences working in an office setting, using a content management system (CMS) and HTML are preferred but not required. (Separate, technical roles and projects are available for candidates with front-end web development experience).
- Development. Research potential donors, prepare briefing materials, research corporations for possible partnerships, maintain donor records and assist with other tasks as needed. Strong organizational and writing skills are essential. Research experience is preferred.
- Legal. Assist the office of General Counsel with legal research, contract and other document review and preparation. Applicants should be in their second or third year of law school and have an interest in applying their legal research and writing skills in the areas of corporate, employment, tax, real estate, and certain other areas related to the operation of non-profit organizations.
- Repower Campaign. Assist with projects that both impact and draw from political, field, and communications activities. Strong analytical and writing skills essential.
- Repower@Home Field. Assist the field team with organizing energy efficiency house parties and recruiting ACP members to attend. Position requires strong verbal communication skills and attention to detail. A sense of humor and a team-oriented attitude are essential. Interns may also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience organizing in MD with staff. Hours are from 5-8 PM.
- Energy Efficiency Research. Compile and analyze information about home energy efficiency. Assist the research team with writing content for the web and home efficiency house parties. Researchers must be strong writers who can effectively synthesize large amounts of information. Prior experience with energy efficiency is a plus.
Interns are asked to dedicate at least 10 hours per week. Schedules will be determined upon acceptance to the program.
- Applicants with a variety of experience levels and interests encouraged to apply
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Solid computer and research skills
- Strong Attention to detail
- Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Applications should consist of a resume, a one-page cover letter, a short writing sample and references.
- The cover letter should indicate what you hope to learn during the internship. It must also specify which internship program areas are of greatest interest to you and why.
- Include available start date and end date.
- Include contact information for two references.
- Send all materials electronically to: internships(at)climateprotect.org
Deadlines and Dates:
- Internships will be for a period of ten or twelve weeks.
- We are currently accepting applications for spring internships. Please submit all paperwork as soon as possible.
- This is an unpaid internship and there is no stipend, housing or any other benefits provided.
- Internships are open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have completed two or more years of college.
- Eligibility extends through the two years following graduation.
- The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.
- Interns will work in our Washington, DC headquarters, located a short walk from the Chinatown and Metro Center metro stations.