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Climate & Energy Intern – Washington DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Position Title: Climate & Energy Intern

Location: Washington DC

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Must be available to work a minimum of 24 (maximum of 48) weeks at 40 hours per week. This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits.

Application Deadline: none specified

Organization Overview:

Are you wild with ambition? Does the desire to achieve come naturally for you? Then you’re a perfect fit for The National Wildlife Federation. As the nation’s largest member-supported conservation organization, which is at the forefront of global warming issues, reconnecting our children with nature, and protecting America’s wildlife and habitat, we’re offering you every advantage to reach beyond your potential. You’ll excel in your role and accomplish goals that you can proudly stand behind, all while helping others move forward in their careers. Join us today and share more than your passion for wildlife. Share our mission to make a difference in the world.


A motivated individual with strong organization skills is sought for a, full-time paid 11 month internship to begin beginning-to-mid September, 2013 in Washington, DC. The intern for the Climate & Energy team at NWF will work to build support for domestic legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to promote adoption of clean energy technology. Major team initiatives include federal initiatives to drive America away from dirty, polluting fossil fuel energy and towards cleaner, more efficient alternatives. The intern will play a key role in the development and communication of key Climate & Energy policy priorities for the organization.

Must be available to work a minimum of 24 (maximum of 48) weeks at 40 hours per week. This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits. Intern will gain substantive experience, including opportunities to contribute to the national climate policy-making process.


  • Research, writing, and editing reports, newsletters, factsheets, blogs and memos on climate change, clean energy, and wildlife.
  • Legislative and policy work at the federal, state and local levels including tracking bills and administrative regulations/ rulemakings, distributing information to decision-makers in hard copy and e-mail, maintaining target database and policy information and occasionally attending lobby meetings.
  • Coalition building with partners, including attending coalition meetings, engaging NWF affiliates and partners, helping with lobby days and trainings, calling activists and like-minded organizations.
  • Logistical support in organizing meetings and other events, including arranging travel, taking minutes, and distributing notes and other materials.
  • Administrative duties as assigned.



  • BA or BS, with strong course work or work experience in political science, wildlife science/ecology, climate science, environmental policy, or economics preferred.


  • Experience in or demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy and climate change in particular is desirable.
  • Proven experience in writing for multiple audiences.


  • Ability to conduct extensive research required.
  • Excellent researching, writing, speaking and computer skills.
  • Power point skills and knowledge of lay-out and design programs are a plus.

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