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Company/Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute


Join EESI as a development intern and learn about all of EESIs sustainable energy and climate change work, while learning critical research, marketing, writing, and fundraising skills. Work with Director of Development on a wide range of activities to hone your skills.

Potential Intern Activities
• Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources)
• Research and summarize variety of sustainable funding issues for use in grant proposals
• Explore creative ways to increase EESIs visibility through marketing
• Contribute to the development of marketing materials (i.e., graphic design, layout) in conjunction with EESI’s Development Director, Communications Coordinator and Communications Interns
• Work with staff on ways to further engage EESIs Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and major donors
• Represent EESI at official EESI events
• Explore grant opportunities and assist with writing, editing, and proofreading of grant proposal on climate, energy, transportation, buildings, and related topics
• Data entry and other administrative duties as needed
• Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs

Intern Qualifications
• UUpperclassmen pursuing a bachelors degree, recent graduates or students pursuing a masters degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, politics, nonprofit management, public affairs, environmental studies, or a related field. Career changers also very welcome
• Interest in environmental and energy issues, with particular enthusiasm for the communication of pertinent information to funders and potential funders
• Graphic design and layout skills a plus
• Attention to detail
• Strong writing and research skills
• Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Experience with database software (especially Salesforce) and web software a plus
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
• Creativity and openness to expressing new ideas and capacity to produce questions that will further EESI’s mission

Internship Application Requirements
This internship requires a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, with a possible extension. Please specify the time period during which you seek to intern. Citizens of any nation may apply. We offer a friendly, informal and progressive work environment.
To apply please submit the following to Susan Williams at swilliams [at] eesi.org:
• Cover letter explaining your interests, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute during an internship with EESI
• Current resume
• Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length
• Unofficial transcript

The application deadline is Monday, March 24. Once again, please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail. The position is unpaid, however, a transportation benefit is available. Thank you for your interest.

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