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DC Internships, Climate Leaders and Development Teams- Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: DC Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: unpaid

Application Deadline: application will be accepted until a candidate is identified


Organization Overview

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.


The Climate Reality Project is looking for summer interns to work in our DC office in the following areas of discipline:

Climate Reality Leadership Corp: The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is looking for a sharp intern to assist this program, which was initially launched by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore in June of 2006. There are over 4,000 Climate Leaders in 100 countries.


  • Coordinate presentation requests and regular correspondence with the Climate Leaders;
  • Research and track Climate Leader related news;
  • Assist with production and/or delivery of materials for Climate Leaders including weekly newsletter, letters to the editor, etc.;
  • Assist with large-scale trainings including organizing recruitment, invitations, followup, etc.;
  • Draft and execute social media opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in volunteer education and outreach.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving and experience working on a team.
  • Basic database management (such as Blue State Digital, Salesforce, etc.).
  • Experience with Excel.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, the climate movement, and/or political campaigns.

Time Commitment

  • This position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.

Development Research: The Development Research Intern will assist in gathering information on a variety of both domestic and international searches.


  • Conducting research on individual public records, corporations, foundations and organizations.
  • Assisting in the production of research documents and memos.
  • Keeping apprised of related news reports and updating existing research documents with timely information.
  • Pursuing long-term research projects regarding philanthropic giving.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Exceptional organization.
  • Self-starting and responsibility.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and advanced web searches.
  • Possessing a commitment to climate, environmental and/or public interest.

Desired Qualifications

  • Campaign experience preferred.


  • Internships are open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have completed two or more years of college.
  • Eligibility extends through the two years following graduation.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to Please use the subject line in the email to identify which internship position you are interested in pursuing. (Development Research or Leadership Corps) Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

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