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Energy & Climate Program Intern – California & Transportation Focus-CA

Organization: The next generation. org 

Position Title: Energy & Climate Program Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: paid

Application Deadline: March 28, 2014


Internship description

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.

Next Generation is located in downtown San Francisco and pays $15-20/hour depending on qualifications and experience. The candidate must be able to commit approximately 10-20 hours per week and able to commute to San Francisco. Next Generation provides a monthly transit allowance to interns to help cover costs associated with travel to and from the office.

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.

This internship will run for approximately 3 months, either part or full-time.

Your typical day might include:

  • Researching energy and climate policy issues using national and state data sets
  • Identifying and summarizing/utilizing national reports and research on energy and climate policy issues
  • Writing memos, issue briefs, blog posts, and other internal and external products on advanced energy and sustainability issues
  • Helping organize 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 office
How to apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Please put “California Energy and Climate Program Intern: CA & Transportation Focus” in the subject line. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please do not call with inquiries.

Next Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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