Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Climate Policy Internship @ Throwe Environmental, LLC

 

Virtual/Remote, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Deadline: October 2022
Desired Class Level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out)

Throwe Environmental, LLC is seeking up to two motivated Climate Policy Intern(s) who are passionate about sustainability, justice, and resilience to climate change. The focus of this role will include researching, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant literature and case studies on a variety of policy issues; organizing important data and findings; and supporting full-time staff responsible for overseeing Throwe’s range of projects. The ideal candidates will feel comfortable balancing multiple projects and priorities, collaborate easily, and have strong written and verbal
communication skills.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Throwe Environmental, and we are seeking to develop a workforce that adequately represents all of the communities we serve. That said, women, people of color, individuals from protected groups, and other diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities
● Conduct extensive research and literature reviews; analyze, synthesize, and organize
findings; and discuss findings with staff
● Develop and disseminate meeting materials (i.e., slides, agendas, etc.), outreach materials
(i.e., flyers, LinkedIn posts, etc.), and supporting documentation for internal meetings, as
well as external meetings with clients and relevant stakeholders
● Coordinate event logistics including creation of agendas, speaker engagement, venue
selection, preparation of meeting materials, and other relevant activities
● Data organization and management, including contact tracking
● Other program management duties as needed


Outcomes for Applicant
● Exposure to a wide breadth of projects, programs, and work experience that will provide
substantial opportunities for knowledge transfer and professional development
● Gain a deeper understanding of core sustainable funding, financing, and investment
concepts and applications in the context of Tribal, state, and local environmental and
climate resilience
● Practical experience identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing research materials to inform
decision-making and policy development
● Enhanced critical thinking skills developed through independent and team-based work
● Ability to earn college credits


Education and Experience

● Currently enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate level) or recent graduate;
● Or equivalent professional/combined professional and educational experience
Required Skills and Qualifications
● Ability to synthesize large amounts of research into key takeaways
● Excellent organization and time management skills
● Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
● Basic computer skills, including ability to use/learn Google Workspace and
video-conferencing platforms (ZOOM, Teams, etc.)
● Ability to successfully work both independently and as part of a team
● Experience with or passion for climate resilience, financing, or related fields (preferred)
● Experience researching, analyzing, and/or writing policy (preferred)


Additional Information

Job Type: Internship, part-time
Pay: Competitive pay, varies depending on experience
Schedule: 15-20 hours per week, on average; flexible schedule
Duration: Up to 6 months (including 2 month probationary period) with the ability to extend, contingent upon agreement between both parties
Work location: Remote (location in New England or Mid-Atlantic a plus, but not required)

Qualifications: 
Education and Experience
● Currently enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate level) or recent graduate;
● Or equivalent professional/combined professional and educational experience