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Feb 28 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Policy Research Internship*- Takoma Park, MD

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Clean Energy Policy Research Internship

Location: The intern will work out of CCAN’s Takoma Park, MD office, which is a short, three-block walk from the red line metro station.

Hours and Compensation: Prefer 20 hours/week for 15 weeks. Minimum of 15 hours/week for 10 weeks. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, though efforts will be made to assist students in receiving academic credit where applicable.

Application Deadline: rolling, until filled


Organization Overview

For ten years, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and working to pass clean energy policies. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national, and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability. We envision a country where clean energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are prioritized and dirty fossil fuels are phased out.


The Clean Energy Policy Research Intern will assist the Chief Policy Analyst in researching state and federal clean energy policies; analyzing energy data; as well as assisting with the writing, editing, fact checking, proof reading, and footnoting of fact sheets, policy briefs, white papers, opinions and presentations. We are looking for an individual who is self-directed and can develop research strategies, evaluate the quality and conclusiveness of information, and make effective judgments as to the need for continued investigation and the likely effort required to achieve additional results. The intern will gain valuable firsthand experience in the shaping of real-world policy on clean energy.


  • Demonstrated interest in energy or environmental policy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to producing professional work
  • A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude
  • Relevant study, internship or work experience
  • Current or recent graduate student preferred but not required

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page relevant writing sample (in MS Word or PDF format) with “Clean Energy Policy Research Internship” in the subject line to James McGarry at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Referred by:

Melissa Provinsal

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