Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Paid Summer Climate & Energy Internship at the Brookings!

2015 Summer Internship
Climate and Energy Research, Internship
Foreign Policy Program

Internship Summary

This summer internship, beginning in June 2015, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in energy and climate change.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 30 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include researching and drafting work on climate change and energy for a number of publications. The research will include international negotiations and climate change efforts, as well as work on the climate/energy/food/water/land nexus.

Furthermore, the intern will be expected to help coordinate cross-Brookings energy and climate change efforts.

Education/Skills/ Experience

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations or environmental studies). Recent college graduates are also eligible to apply.

Successful applicants will have a background in climate and energy and working knowledge of international climate efforts. They will also possess superior research, writing, proofreading, and editing skills, as well as organizational and communication skills.

Application Procedure

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants should apply online, uploading two documents when prompted:

1. A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals; and

2. A resume along with college transcripts and contact information for three academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.