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Policy & Research Internship – Washington, D.C.

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: Policy & Research Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 38 hours/week. $11/hour in addition to a monthly WMATA transportation stipend.

Position Dates: Start June 10, 2013.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2013.

Posted On: April 25, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and energy security.


The Policy Team promotes energy efficiency in climate and energy policy at the state and local levels. It does this by creating and analyzing language and informing the debate on Capitol Hill to ensure the creation of effective energy policy. The intern will work in projects including:

  • Legislative summaries and analysis;
  • State energy efficiency policy tracking; and
  • Federal energy efficiency policy areas: building codes, appliance standards, retrofit incentives, building labeling, utilities, industry, federal energy use, transportation, and tax incentives.


  • Conducting research and data collection on a wide range of topics, which could include: climate change policy, federal energy management, building energy codes, smart growth, vehicle fuel economy, tax incentives, and energy efficiency in the electricity sector.
  • Supporting the team’s work in summarizing and analyzing legislation
  • Attending/covering Congressional hearings
  • Tracking state and federal legislation
  • Helping to maintain contact information databases
  • Helping to put together advocacy information packets
  • Helping to draft letteres, fact sheets and other documents
  • Delivering documents to the Hill
  • Calling Hill staffers


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work independently and multitask
  • Initiative and interest to use “down time” to enhance understanding of energy efficiency policy
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Comfortable making cold calls to Hill staffers

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, relevant writing sample and cover letter to by Friday, May 3, 2013. Please specify “Policy & Research Internship” in the subject line of the email. Cover letters can be addressed to “Internship Coordinators.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load which interferes with the work week schedule during the internship term. No phone calls, please.

Contact Information:

The Alliance to Save Energy,

1850 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20036

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