Summer Policy Internship
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a graduate-level, policy Internship based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985 CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy working 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 international policy work. S/he will provide research, analysis, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects focused on climate change mitigation policies. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research and analysis in support of national policy recommendations and international thought leadership in one or more of the following areas: climate finance, carbon markets and/or limiting methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The intern will have contact with policymakers and other experts, and will participate in cutting-edge climate change policy work. This position is an unpaid internship (16-24 hours a week) in the May – August timeframe. The intern will report to CCAP Policy Director.
- Research and quantitative analysis on developing-country policies and climate finance systems
- Policy analysis and writing
- Preparation support for workshops and stakeholder meetings
- Interaction with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments
The intern will support one or more projects, for example:
- Carbon Markets – Perform literature review of international and domestic carbon markets; review and summarize pilot cooperative approaches; help evaluate approaches to implementing cooperative approaches; research and analysis to support the development of strong pilot cooperative approaches; evaluate implications of different rules and guidelines for implementing carbon markets.
- Climate Finance – Support review and evaluation of developing country financial planning documents. Update database of GCF projects. Research and support development of case studies illustrating impactful examples of government and private sector leadership in shifting financial investments from brown to green.
- Oil and Gas sector – Research current oil and gas regulation in developing countries. Support assessments of mitigation potential in the oil and gas sector.
- Current graduate student from a program in public policy, international relations, economics, environmental science or related field
- Coursework or experience in environmental, climate, and energy policy required
- Excellent research and writing skills required
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to quickly get up to speed on technical issues
- Fluency in Spanish, including the ability to speak and write to policy audiences a plus
Applications, including a cover letter describing how your qualifications and interests match the responsibilities and projects described above, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Policy Internship” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
All applicants must be able to legally work in the U.S. (this includes student visa holders). CCAP will not sponsor applicants.
The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer.