Science and Solutions 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.
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.
While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to be available for meetings.
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.
The Science and Solutions team conducts research supporting all programmatic activity, tracks and analyzes policy, tracks climate science and energy developments, and manages the slide deck presented by Al Gore at each training.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Researching climate, energy, and related policy issues.
- Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
- Reviewing, vetting, editing, and developing support materials and social media content for programs and campaigns.
- Writing research memos, blog posts, fact sheets, and other forms of scientific and policy
- Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.
- A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change.
- Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills, and good attention to detail.
- Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.
- Applicants who have recently obtained or are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree focused on energy, climate change, environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental economics, environmental finance, public policy, or a similar degree are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and 2-3 references with name, relationship, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: Science and Solutions Internship. Also, let us know in your submission email 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.