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Company/Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute


Assist EESI Staff with research and writing projects focusing on energy and environmentally-related policy issues including, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable transportation and green communities, smart growth, high performance green buildings, energy efficiency initiatives, renewable energy and other various topics as needed.
Intern Responsibilities:
• Research, write, and edit articles and web content on a broad range of energy, environment, and policy issues.
• Attend Congressional hearings, other legislative activities and scientific and policy briefings and share observations with staff verbally or in writing.
• Policy research and analysis, including budget, appropriations and current and upcoming legislation at the federal and state level.
• Research and draft program and legislative reports (fact sheets, white papers.)
• Assist with outreach, logistical preparation and execution of EESI sponsored Congressional briefings.
• Identify, monitor and report on relevant science, technology and policy issues.
• Update and maintain social media presence.
• Project-related administrative tasks as necessary.


Intern Qualifications:
• Bachelors or masters degree (or degree in progress) in a field directly related to environmental policy or public policy. (This requirement may be waived for candidates with demonstrated skill, experience, and interest in these fields.)
• Interest in environmental and energy issues, with particular enthusiasm for the communication of pertinent information to policymakers and other interested parties.
• Strong writing and research skills; clear and concise writing is required for newsletters, hearing/briefing write-ups and facts sheets.
• Detail-oriented
• Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
• Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
• Ability to represent EESI professionally at events on Capitol Hill
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Paid Internship Info:

The position is unpaid.


25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks


25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks

Start Date:


End Date:

, 08/31/2012

green  energy  research  environmental  non-profit  policy 
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