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Energy and Climate Program Intern, California & Transportation Focus – San Francisco, CA

Organization: Next Generation

Position Title: Energy and Climate Program Intern – California and Transportation Focus

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: Part- or full-time. $15-$20/hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Position Dates: Must be able to commit approximately 3 months.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: June 19, 2013.

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 America’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 prosperous America.


We need brilliant minds to help make the case for policies that encourage smart and sustainable economic development. Interns will work closely with senior staff to support California climate policy research and communications efforts. 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
  • Writing memos, issue briefs, blog posts, and other internal and external products on advanced energy and sustainability issues
  • Helping organized 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.
  • Experience in climate and/or transportation policy preferred, but not required.
  • 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), preferred but not required.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to work in our San Francisco officer

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please put “California Energy and Climate Program Intern” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please do not call with inquiries.

Contact Information:

Next Generation,

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

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