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Federal Policy Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Job Title: Federal Policy Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation:  requires a time commitment of 20-30 hours/week & paid

Application Deadline: rolling ASAP

Position Dates: 12-16 week internship starting February or March of 2013

Posted On: Nov. 20, 2012

Organization Overview

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its federal policy team to work in the area of federal air regulations and energy efficiency legislation. ACEEE acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.


This part-time position will focus on assisting and contributing to two projects in the federal policy program. The intern will support technical assistance and outreach work to advance energy efficiency as an air quality compliance tool in states. The intern will also support federal legislative efforts tracking important data about Congressional contacts such as voting records, previous support for energy efficiency initiatives as well as state factors that may make a senator or representative amenable to energy efficiency legislation. The intern may also support outreach for federal legislation and/or federal policy issues. The successful candidate will receive extensive experience developing metrics, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and tracking Congressional representatives.


  1. Compiling state specific fact sheets and other materials related to air quality regulations;
  2. Expanding and maintaining a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tracking data about important Congressional contacts;
  3. Updating and maintaining fact sheets and materials related to federal policy and legislation


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. Familiarity with U.S. environmental regulation and/or energy policy. Knowledge of air regulations and energy efficiency policies and practices strongly preferred.
  3. Experience with Excel required.
  4. Strong writing and editorial skills.
  5. Strong personal interest in advancing goals consistent with those of ACEEE’s work.

How to Apply

Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to Please use “Federal Policy Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

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