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Commercial Aviation and Climate Change Program Internship – San Francisco, CA

Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Commercial Aviation and Climate Change Program Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: Full-time from 16-24 weeks during the summer recess. Salary rate dependent on experience ($1,900-$2,600/month).

Position Dates: 16-24 weeks beginning during the summer recess. Availability for work during the spring would be considered an asset.

Application Deadline: Applications considered on the first-come, first-serve basis.

Posted On: March 6, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization helping to develop policy solutions to reduce conventional pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.


This position will work to identify, refine, and promote policies and methods to reduce the climate impact of domestic and international aviation.  The work outputs of this position will be immediately applicable to ongoing policymaking at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


Working under the direction of the ICCT’s Aviation program staff, tasks will include one or more of the following:

  • Providing technical support for ICCT work on airline efficiency, including work to assess proposals for a global framework for market-based measures for the aviation sector;
  • Provide technical assistance in data mining including database management of multiple governmental and proprietary datasets related to the global operation of aircraft and airlines;
  • Reviewing work products of consultants to the ICCT on aviation technology cost
  • Contribute to additional projects as needed that have relevance to the first two tasks listed; and
  • Produce a final report on his or her accomplishments during tenure at the ICCT.


The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, most likely with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or energy and resources.  Policy experience, familiarity with the aviation industry, and an understanding of economic analysis are desirable. The position requires excellent quantitative, analytic, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communications skills.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-directed, and creative and strategic in problem-solving and identifying policy needs.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a short writing or project sample, name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to  Please use the position name “Internship, Commercial Aviation & Climate Change” as your message’s subject heading. Candidates will be considered on a first come, first served basis and the position will remain open until filled. We will directly contact candidates that are deemed qualified.

Contact Information: 

International Council on Clean Transportation,

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