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Legislative and Policy Intern: Energy and Environment – Washington, D.C.

Organization: BlueGreen Alliance

Position Title: Energy and Environment Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 32-40 hours/week. Unpaid.

Position Dates: June 30 – August 30, 2013.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2013.

Posted On: March 8, 2013.

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. From this experience, former interns have gone on to pursue various career and academic goals that range from working for the White House Council for Environmental Quality to volunteering with AmeriCorps to pursuing a Master’s Degree in environmental economics.

Join us today 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


  • Assist the Legislative and Policy team with research, legislative and advocacy efforts, and material development (writing and editing fact sheets, reports, and other documents).
  • Focus on policies that address climate change (specifically in domestic matters, but some intersection with international negotiations), promote renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, and enhance the health and resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure (green schools included in this effort).


  • 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.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment, work independently and take initiative
  • 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. Positions are filled on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

Contact Information:

BlueGreen Alliance,

1020 19th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036

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