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Legislative/Policy, Research, Communications, and Events Interns – Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Organization: BlueGreen Alliance (BGA)

Job Title: Intern (type of intern depending on location and/or program)

Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: most are 24-40 hrs/week, unpaid

Position Dates: September 5th, 2012 – December 14th, 2012

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2012

Posted On: June 28th, 2012

Organization Overview

BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an exciting, fast-paced organization that covers a wide variety of issues from climate change to green chemistry to smart grid infrastructure, bringing together an effort to advance a 21st century economy that respects workers and their rights, protects the environment and secures America’s energy future. Interning for BGA puts you at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement and shows you what it is like to work with diverse stakeholders. Join us in laying the path for the future . . . and have fun in the process!


An internship with the BlueGreen Alliance can include research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, communications and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, as well as BGA’s union, environmental, business, and community partners and allies. Interns will also be asked to participate in administrative work as needed, but the overall nature of the internship is highly substantive, focusing on specific projects as determined by the applicant and supervisor. Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer in the following areas:

Legislative and Policy – D.C. (32-40 hours/wk) – Assist the Legislative and Policy team with research, legislative and advocacy efforts, and material development (writing and editing fact sheets, reports, and other documents) in three focus areas:

  1. Transportation
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Workers’ Rights and the Clean Economy

Note these are three separate internships, so please keep that in mind when indicated your interest area(s) in your application.

CA Field and Policy Program – San Francisco (24-40hrs/wk) – Support

  • the BlueGreen California field and policy program including policy
    and organizing support in a state with an ambitious clean energy agenda in a
    number of areas including energy efficiency, scaling up renewable energy and
    clean cars and fuels.

Communications – D.C. (24-40hrs/wk) – Join a dynamic and fast-paced communications team, helping to produce written materials like blog posts and press releases, developing content for our social media platforms and maintaining media lists and conducting media outreach.

Conference and Events D.C. (24-40hrs/wk) – Assist BGA’s Conference and Events Program team in all aspects of planning and preparation for the 2013 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference as well as the 2012 Right Stuff Awards. Staff, coordinate and supervise various Working Groups – including Programming and Outreach – for the 2013 GJGJ National Conference. Help execute an outreach plan to ensure participation of labor, environmental and regional organizations; businesses and industries; and federal, state and local agencies. Manage communications and construct tracking processes for various lists, commitments and registration. Also be able to assist with research tasks when available. Position will be through December 2012 or April 2013 if available. More information can be found at


Applicants should have at least 1-2 years of college education or other relevant experience. The ideal candidate is organized and willing to learn, with prior study and/or interest in the fields of labor and economics, environment, energy and sustainability, international trade or social justice. The ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment, work independently and take initiative is necessary, as are strong research, writing and computer skills. Familiarity with office procedures, workings of Congress and conference or event planning is helpful.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and a list of 2-3 references as attachments to Indicate the location, time period and focus area you are interested in by using the following format in the subject line “(LOCATION) (FOCUS AREA) Internship Application – (TIME PERIOD)”. You are welcome to apply to more than one position but please indicate your first choice. No phone calls please.

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