Communications Internships for Undergrads, Graduate Students and Recent Grads
Founded by former Vice President Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection 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.
Communications 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.
§ 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
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
Send a resume, cover letter and a short (fewer than 500 words) writing sample to Meghan Groob at Meghan.email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until candidates identified.
· 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.
Repower at Home Field Intern
Start Date: Early – mid September
End Date: Early – mid December
America has a tradition of social reform rooted in strong community-driven organizing. Like social movements of the past, solving the climate crisis will require committed, grassroots leadership driving change from the ground up. Repower at Home is building the movement of community leaders and local organizing teams dedicated to solving the climate crisis, beginning where it is most personal – at home.
As a Repower at Home intern you will work directly with our field organizers to engage communities in the DC area and across the country in leading the clean energy movement, reducing energy waste by taking simple actions at home, and supporting change at the local and national level.
The internship is very hands on, and a good candidate is detail-oriented, loves talking to people (you’ll spend a lot of time talking to our volunteers on the phone and face to face), and is enthusiastic about Repower at Home’s mission. A sense of humor and a team-oriented attitude are essential.
This is an unpaid position, based in Washington DC. Hours are flexible, but candidates should be available at least 20 hours a week for the course of the semester. Students and recent graduates encouraged to apply.
· Assist staff conduct outreach and organize community meetings and trainings.
· Help manage field data and administrative support for the Repower at Home website and database.
· Document organizing activities by taking photos, video footage, and occasionally writing guest entries for our blog.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Shira.miller(at)climateprotect.org with “Field Intern” in the subject line.
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.