The WWF Renewable Energy Campaign team seeks an intern to assist in the development and advocacy of strong US action on renewable energy deployment (rooftop solar and in select states/cities through Community Choice Aggregation). The intern will contribute to the final phase of WWF’s year-long Renewable Energy Campaign and assist with WWF’s Earth Hour initiative—Earth Hour City Challenge—around emissions reduction, renewable energy and public engagement. The intern will also assist with the People’s Climate March occurring in NYC.
Responsibilities may include research, writing & analysis on various U.S. cities and their climate change and energy plans/contracts; outreach to college campuses and relevant groups on spreading solar on campuses and in nearby communities; and crafting communication materials targeting cities, students and other audiences.
Desired Qualities: Interest in climate change, renewable energy, solar, environmental policy, economics, city policy or other related field; interest and willingness to learn about campaigns and public engagement; excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaboratively and independently; strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships internally and externally; strong organizational skills; and attention to detail.
Requirements: Only enrolled students are eligible for this internship as you must be able to receive academic credit from your current academic institution.
Office Hours: WWF’s core hours are 9-5. Internship hours can be flexible (part time/full time) depending on class schedule and availability.
Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.
Please submit to Lynn.Englum@wwfus.org by August 15, 2014:
• Cover letter