International Policy Associate Intern
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for an unpaid international policy summer internship based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.
The intern will support CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of climate change mitigation policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research on important climate and energy topics, potentially including policies to support energy sector transformation, international climate change mitigation commitments/contributions, transportation and sustainable urban development, and climate finance. The intern will have regular contact with developing-country policymakers and other experts and will participate in cutting-edge climate change policy work.
This is a 2-3-month unpaid internship position for summer 2015 preferably for 20-30 hours per week. The Intern will report to CCAP policy staff.
- Research and quantitative analysis on developing-country climate and energy policies
- Policy analysis and writing
- Preparation support for workshops and stakeholder meetings
- Interaction with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments.
- Current student from a program in public policy, international relations, economics, environmental science or related field. Graduate students preferred, though qualified undergraduates will be considered.
- Coursework or experience in environmental, climate, and energy policy required
- Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “International Policy Associate Internship” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.