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Diversity & Justice Initiatives Internship


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.

Internship Program

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 $15.20 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

The Climate Reality Project accepts applications for our internships from the following states (CA, DC, CO, FL, IL, IN, MD,  MA, NY, NC, PA, TN, VA, TX) but require each applicant, upon accepting an internship, to reside in the DMV region at the beginning of the internship on January 23rd 2023.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Department Overview

iversity & Justice is one of The Climate Reality Project’s newest departments. It’s dedicated to putting into action our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice. We work with staff and our ten international branches to draft, enact, and implement policies that allow staff, climate reality leaders, and trainees to show up authentically. Diversity and Justice is looking for an intern to join our team in Spring of 2023. 

Intern Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following: 

  • Working with our Director of Diversity & Justice to support the climate and environmental justice efforts of our international branches.
  • Researching climate and environmental justice issues in the Global South with a focus on determining culturally appropriate ways to educate people outside of the United States about climate and environmental justice.
  • Providing support for the planning and execution of Climate Reality’s first international climate and environmental justice convening. 
  • Assisting in recruitment, event coordination, and logistics for 2-hour virtual gathering.
  • Assisting in recruitment, event coordination, and logistics for 2-day in-person gathering.
  • Helping create event materials. 
  • Depending on interests, researching strategies to globalize the organization by creating appropriate multilingual spaces.


Required Qualifications 

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in-person and on the phone. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills. 


Desired Qualifications 

  • Prior experience in climate and environmental justice. 
  • Interest in working with local communities, faith groups and/or international organizations.
  • Experience with or knowledge of international, cultures, issues, and organizations is a plus, preferably the Global South.
  • Bilingual or multilingual candidates preferred.
  • Experience with Apple Keynote or PowerPoint. 
  • Time Commitment 
  • This position requires a minimum of 15 hours per week. 


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to Please use this subject line: Diversity & Justice Internship. Also, let us know in your email with your submission the job site or other source where you found our posting.

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.