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Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland

Dates and compensation: The position requires a commitment of at least 20 hours a week. Early-to-mid August start date. Fellowships are compensated through an hourly rate of $13/hour. Fellowship runs through the end of December. Outstanding job performance could result in a permanent position to be determined at the end of the fellowship.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Our fellowship program is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on environmental and energy policy experience. As a CCAN fellow, you will be a valuable team member with a lot of responsibility. Fellows are supervised and trained by CCAN staff with proven experience in organizing and policy development.


  • Serve as CCAN’s on-staff analyst of existing or proposed energy policies of interest to the organization at the state and federal level.
  • Conduct research, interpret data, and produce various policy-guidance documents for the CCAN staff as needed.
  • Share policy knowledge as required with a wide range of parties, including nonprofit leaders, government regulators, journalists, and others.
  • Write white papers on policy areas identified by CCAN staff to help inform campaigns and to educate staff on specific policy issues.
  • Compile any and all recently released, relevant data to inform our policy, media and materials needs.
  • Perform online research of our identified targets and/or opposition.
  • Identify and help cultivate relationships with key constituency groups throughout the state.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in environmental policy, energy policy, policy analysis, or related fields; or recent Master’s degree in public policy, environmental policy, energy policy, or related fields
  • Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented; good spreadsheet analysis and graphing skills
  • Interest in learning more about policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Superb organizational skills with ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A background in environmental science or environmental policy encouraged

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a resume detailing your relevant experience and a separate one-page cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please email materials as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to Kristen Friedel at: kristen(at)chesapeakeclimate(dot)org. Supplemental writing samples in the form of research papers, letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

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