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Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.

Application Deadline:

Description: 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 offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Science and Solutions team is looking for a policy intern who will be part of a campaign to encourage a strong international agreement on climate change and push key countries on their international targets.


  • Researching domestic and international climate and energy related policy.
  • Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
  • Preparing internal briefings and memos on domestic and international climate change policy, and how it affects The Climate Reality Project’s campaigns.
  • Preparing support materials for other campaigns.
  • Reviewing, summarizing and categorizing relevant climate news articles.
  • Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.



  • A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy policy.
  • Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Applicants who have recently obtained an undergraduate degree or are pursuing a graduate degree focused on international energy and climate change law and/or policy, environmental finance, or public policy are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to [email protected]. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

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