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Communications and Outreach Internship – Washington, D.C.

Organization: US Climate Action Network

Position Title: Communications and Outreach Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 35 hours/week. $800/month.

Position Dates: 4-6 month commitment.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On:  June 3, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is the largest US network of organizations focused on energy and climate issues. Our members are based all around the country and range from organizations focused on conservation and wildlife to renewable energy and environmental justice. As an intern for the US Climate Action Network (USCAN), you’ll have the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view on what’s happening in climate and energy politics.


Here, you’ll obtain real-world experience as a communications and outreach professional. Your duties will include assisting with online communications and outreach and working with the diverse collection of organizations that make up the clean energy and climate movement. Best of all, an internship with USCAN introduces you to and puts you in touch with our entire network.

The Communications and Outreach internship is located in our Washington, DC office and offers a monthly stipend of $800, help obtaining college credit (if needed), and negotiable start and end dates. Interns are expected to commit for a duration of 4 to 6 months.


  • Design, create, and update various web pages for dynamic USCAN site;
  • Attend and assist organizing community meetings;
  • Design new outreach documents and digital material;
  • Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and other events as needed;
  • Aid in editing and compiling weekly email newsletters and web content on energy and climate issues;
  • Assist in organizing briefings for USCAN members;
  • Help USCAN take our social media work to the next level;
  • Research, identify, categorize, and upload key publications, polling data, press releases and other resources to the USCAN website to assist our member organizations;
  • Help coordinate USCAN member surveys;
  • Assist other staff as needed, with tasks such as delivery of materials to congressional offices;


  • Understanding of HTML required and familiarity with Photoshop, CSS, Plone and/or SQL is a big plus.
  • Strong oral and writing skills, and methodical research methods;
  • Self-starter, flexible, able to manage multiple tasks;
  • Interest in climate change, with particular enthusiasm for communicating information to coalition partners and policy-makers;
  • Knowledge of key players and climate change policy issues a plus;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, and to telecommute when appropriate;
  • Good phone skills;
  • Extroverted and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must;
  • Available at least 35 hours a week.

How to Apply:

USCAN seeks an intern with a commitment to environmental or social justice issues and is currently accepting applications until the position is filled. The ideal candidate would start ASAP, but start dates are flexible.

USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

Send a resume and cover letter with availability to Eric Miller ( Please subject your email “Communications and Outreach Intern First Name Last Name.”

Contact Information:

US Climate Action Network,

1810 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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