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Energy & Climate Program Intern – San Francisco, CA

Organization: Next Generation

Position Title: Energy & Climate Program Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: 10-20 hours/week. $15-20/hours depeneding on qualifications and experience.

Position Dates: 3 months; tentatively between mid-April 2013 and July 2013.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Organization Overview:

Next Generation is a nonpartisan strategic communications nonprofit organization that supports programs and policies that benefit the next generation of young Americans. Driven by high-quality research and data, Next Generation uses targeted communications to drive the development of an advanced energy economy and to build support for ensuring that American’s young people grow up healthy, are properly educated, and well-prepared for the workforce. We believe that these are keys to a stronger, more propserous America.


We need brilliant minds to help make the case for policies that encourage sart and sustainable economic development. We are preparing to launch a national research and communications effort to help make the economic case for immediate action to address climate change. Interns will work closely with the Program Director and senior staff to support national climate policy research and communications.

Successful candidates must have experience or exposure to energy and climate policy, particularly as they intersect with economics and federal/state policy, and must be strong writers with proven research abilities. Energy interns are engaged in all facets of the program, including policy development, strategic communications, influencing public opinion and framing the debate around energy and sustainability. Interns must be comfortable operating under strict deadlines.


  • Researching energy and climate policy issues using national and state data sets
  • Identifying and summarizing/utilizing national reports and research on energy and climate policy issues
  • Writing memos, issue briefs, blog posts, and other internal and external products on advanced energy and sustainability issues
  • Helping organize occasional convenings, roundtables, and other public and private events related to our work.
  • Light administrative help as needed (scheduling meetings, filing paperwork)


  • Demonstrated interest in issues concerning energy and climate, especially as these issues intersect with economics and federal/state policy
  • Excellent analytical, writing and editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in online research
  • Experience researching and manipulating public data sets (e.g. Energy Information Administration, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work in our San Francisco office

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please put “Energy and Climate Program Intern” in the subject line.

Contact Information:

Next Generation,

351 California Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104

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