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Government Affairs Intern — Washington D.C.

Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association

Job Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: A transportation stipend is available.

Application Deadline: Dec. 14, 2o12 – open until filled

Position Dates: Jan – May 2013

Posted On: Nov. 5, 2012

Organization Overview

SEIA is the national trade association for solar energy companies in the U.S. With over 1,100 member companies, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, see the SEIA website at


SEIA is looking for 3 government affairs interns. The ideal candidates will be available 20-40 hours per week, demonstrate an interest in energy and environmental policy, and possess strong writing skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the legislative process, keep up with current events, and have the ability to multitask in a fast‐paced environment. Computer literacy (online research, familiarity with Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Interns at SEIA will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced high-energy government affairs team and to participate in federal advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry. The interns will be involved in all aspects of SEIA’s government affairs agenda, including renewable electricity standards, public lands, transmission, tax policy, and appropriations. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings.


  • Legislative, regulatory, economic, and policy research
  • Government relations
  • Community and grassroots organizing
  • Coalition‐building
  • Member communication


Graduate and Undergraduate students in political science/government, legal, economics, environmental studies or other related field.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Heather Whitpan, Government Affairs Administrator, at Positions are open until filled.

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