The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.
At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.
We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.
The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.
We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-15 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.
Interns will be paid $16.10 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality
laptop to use during their internship.
Our Washington, DC office is open. Our current policy is a hybrid approach with an option for our staff to come in at 20% of the time. We are currently hiring only from the DMV (Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland) area.
Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to how proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
The Climate Reality Project’s International Program is responsible for managing 10 branch offices in Africa, Australia & the Pacific, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Europe, India & Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Mexico & Latin America, and the Philippines. We are looking for a globally minded and enthusiastic person to join our team!
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Tracking engagement metrics and assisting with monitoring and evaluation across all 10 branch countries & regions.
- Assisting with large-scale international trainings including preparing informational documents, organizing recruitment, event logistics, applications review, follow-up, etc.
- Assisting with launching the International Program’s global narrative using social media and Reality Hub.
- Aggregating and drafting social media and other communications from branch offices and identifying content for wider sharing.
- Any other area of interest that the intern identifies.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
- Creative problem solving and experience working on a team.
- Experience in volunteer education and outreach.
- Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, the climate movement, and/or political campaigns.
- Cross-cultural communication experience.
- A sense of humor!
This position requires a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week with possibly more depending on department workload and intern availability.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “International Internship” in your email to identify your interest in this position. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.
The Climate Reality Project 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.