Internships with CCL are enriching learning experiences working with our dynamic and passionate staff and volunteer leaders. Our interns go on to top graduate schools and careers in environmental, political, or nonprofit fields. Internships are usually unpaid but receive free registration to CCL’s national conferences in Washington DC and are also eligible for lodging and transportation support for the event.
For Fall 2019 we are seeking interns in the following departments. Please review the descriptions and apply directly to the supervisor listed in the position description:
Social Media Intern (San Francisco / remote)
CCL is looking for a social media intern to compose posts for Facebook according to CCL’s social media strategy. This will include reviewing CCL’s posts, recommending improvements to maximize reach, shares, and positive comments, identifying future content opportunities, and more. Reports to CCL’s Director of Marketing. The time commitment is 12 hours per week for 12 weeks.
International Outreach (Sudbury, ON, Canada / remote)
CCL has over 475 local groups in over 50 countries worldwide. This position supports the International Outreach Manager in developing CCL’s presence outside of the U.S. The position combines communications, technical support, research, data management (Salesforce) and social media. Hours per week and project assignments are negotiable and depend on the schedule and needs of the student.
Communications (Atlanta, GA, and remote)
This internship’s purpose is to support the national CCL communications staff in: writing regular posts for the CCL blog, publishing blogs using Wordpress, proofreading major internal communications, managing social media accounts (mainly Instagram), pitching media. Reports to the CCL Communications Coordinator. Interns will complete 10 hours per week for one semester or 6 months. Some work will be completed from home, and some completed in-person on Fridays (specific hours are negotiable).
Membership (Coronado, CA)
This intern will assist in developing and refining volunteer engagement strategies, organizing data, corresponding with volunteers, helping with local events and will receive CCL/CCE specific trainings. Reports to the CCL Membership Coordinator. Time commitment is one semester for 7+ hours a week. Availability is required Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm, and the remaining hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on your schedule.
Spanish Language Action Team (Miami Beach / remote)
According to the Yale Program on Climate Communication, Latinos are strongly engaged with the issue of global warming. The Spanish language intern will work under the supervision of CCL’s Diversity Coordinator, in conjunction with the volunteers of the Latinos Action Team to develop and enhance CCL’s Spanish outreach material and outreach. Hours per week and project assignments are negotiable and depend on the schedule and needs of the intern.
Conservative Outreach Fellow (remote)
This position works to initiate and implement outreach to young adult conservatives and Republicans on carbon pricing and carbon dividends as mechanisms to mitigate climate change. Fellows will create a network of conservative and Republican young adults who are interested in climate policy. Reports to CCE’s Director of Conservative Outreach. Fellows will work remotely for 24 weeks over two semesters, 10 hours per week. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $1,000. Ten fellowships are available.
Conservative Climate Outreach Fellow (remote)
This position works to initiate and implement outreach to young adult conservatives and Republicans on carbon pricing and carbon dividends as mechanisms to mitigate climate change. The time commitment is 37 weeks over 10 months (September 2019 through June 2020 or alternative) at roughly 15 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible. Includes an every other week review with CCE’s Director of Conservative Outreach over a web-based conference line with video capability. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $5,000 over the 10 month Fellowship. One position available.
Legislative Fellow (Washington, DC)
This position will research and build relationships with diverse advocacy organizations, organize briefings, with minimal guidance, and occasionally shadow CCL’s Senior Director of Government Affairs on the Hill. Fellow will become conversant with CCL’s tools, and methods, which are designed to empower all citizens to engage in advocacy and outreach work in pursuit of a healthy future. The position is intended for motivated self-starters who have completed undergraduate education in a related field. The fellow will work in Washington, DC 20-25 hours a week. The fellowship carries a $3,500 stipend.
We have filled these positions for Fall 2019 but you can apply for Spring 2020:
Higher Education Outreach (Detroit, MI / remote)
This position supports our higher ed program by improving our resources, drafting our monthly newsletter, maintaining mailing lists, social media, website, outreach, research, and more. Reports to the Higher Ed Outreach Coordinator. The time commitment is 8 hours a week for 15 weeks. This is an unpaid internship, but a $1000 diversity fellowship is available for students who are non-white with demonstrated financial need.
Education and Engagement (Duluth, MN / remote)
This intern will generate content for CCL community, CCL’s volunteer learning portal, and handle elements of its management. This includes researching, pitching training ideas, writing regular outlines and Google slide designs for webinars, and learning CCL’s advocacy methodologies. Reports to the Education and Engagement Director. Interns will complete 10 hours per week for one semester or 6 months.
Legislative Assistant (Washington, DC)
This intern will conduct research on energy policy, economics, congressional records, health effects of climate change, etc. Other responsibilities include data entry using Salesforce, congressional research for biographies and meetings, cross checking field reports, uploading data to websites, and more. Reports to Vice President of Legislation and Research in Washington, DC. Interns will complete 15 hours per week, 2-3 weekdays 10am-3pm (openings vary).
Lobby Day Assistant (Encinitas, CA)
Interns will assist with scheduling meetings with members of Congress, event planning and prospective volunteer follow up, writing and editing materials for grants, newspapers, and communications with Congress. This intern position reports to CCL’s Director of Liaisons and Lobby Day. The time commitment is 2-3 months of two-5 hour weekday shifts per week, onsite. Two positions available.
Action Teams (Coronado, CA / remote)
This intern will learn CCL’s fundamentals and grassroots engagement methodology. Other responsibilities include creating a prioritized list of CCL volunteers (delegates) in key Congressional districts who are working to secure endorsements from influencers, capture progress and success stories from delegates and create a summary report, participate in monthly Grasstops Engagement conference calls, and more. Reports to the CCL Action Coordinator. Interns will complete 5 hours per week for one semester or 6 months.
Marketing and Events (Medford, NY)
This position assists with planning of our annual conference and lobby day. This includes researching, strategizing, and composing posts for social media marketing, planning and support conference events, conducting research on energy policy, economics, congressional records, health, security effects of climate change, and more. Reports to CCL’s Marketing & Events Manager, and Marketing & Events Coordinator. There is a 12 week time commitment over Spring Semester, 12 hours per week (with some additional hours potentially needed for International Conference planning). Most work will be done onsite.
In addition internships with the national organization, students can also intern with local chapters. Interns for local chapters work on the ground in the communities to galvanize climate action. Please reach out to your local chapter leader to find out if they would like to host an internship.
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