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Policy and Communications Intern, Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition – Virginia

Organization: Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition

Position Title: Policy and Communications Intern

Location: Reston, Virginia (This internship can be performed from a remote location)

Hours and Compensation: 20 hrs/week; unpaid

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:  Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition (VAEIC) seeks one to two graduate or under graduate student who i) has a passion for green energy and sustainability; ii) has an academic focus on either political science/government, environmental/sustainability studies, or communications/marketing/business or related fields; and iii) has knowledge and experience in the clean tech and/or sustainability industries. The candidate must possess strong analytical and communication skills.

Responsibilities: The intern will be engaged in a subset of the following activities: i) planning, researching energy policy and commercial issues; ii) analyzing economics and policy; iii) identifying and interviewing field experts; iv) writing policy white papers and media-focused position pieces; v) tracking industry media; vi) managing and posting to our social media sites; and vii) supporting various organizational functions including membership support, membership development, and membership communications. We will provide the interns structured tasks and project oriented work that provide opportunities to learn, develop capabilities and network in our industry.

The internships will provide hands on experience in our rapidly growing industry, will develop broadly applicable careers capabilities and will provide access to our dynamic and growing coalition. Work hours will be structured to meet the individual needs but we expect 20 hour per week during the school year. We will support any student who wishes to use the internship towards academic credit.

How to Apply: Please submit an email describing your qualifications and resume to

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