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Intern to the Executive Director – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute

Job Title: Intern to the Executive Director

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: 25-40 hours/wk; unpaid

Position Dates: September 3 – December 3, 2012

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Posted On: August 9, 2012

Organization Overview

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute educates policymakers, builds coalitions, and develops innovative policies to protect the climate and ensure a healthy, secure, and sustainable future for America.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s (EESI) mission is to promote environmentally sustainable societies through transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend. EESI brings the best science/ technology information, diverse perspectives and policy options that accomplish multiple goals into policy debates on environmental and energy issues. To accomplish this, EESI educates policymakers; provides credible, timely information; and develops innovative policy solutions through coalition building, media outreach, publications, Congressional briefings, workshops and task forces.


  • Research/write/edit articles and web content on a broad range of energy, environment, and policy issues
  • Data entry and other administrative duties
  • Explore creative ways to engage and expand EESI’s network
  • Research congressional information: bills, current issues, legislation, policy
  • Attend Congressional hearings or other events and brief staff on material covered
  • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and Executive Director’s needs
This internship requires a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, with a possible extension. Please specify the time period during which you seek to intern. Citizens of any nation may apply. We offer a friendly, informal and progressive work environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or degree in progress) in environmental policy, political science, environmental studies, or a related field
  • Interest in environmental and energy issues
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
  • Ability to represent EESI professionally at events on Capitol Hill
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

How to Apply

To apply please submit the following to Alison Alford at aalford [at]

  • Cover letter explaining your interests, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute during an internship with EESI
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length
  • Unofficial transcript

The position is open until filled and is unpaid. We do offer transportation benefits. Thank you for your interest.

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