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6 Mar 2024

Internship Government Affairs Summer Fellowship

Climate Action Campaign – Posted by CAC Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The Climate Action Campaign Fellowship is a paid intern program designed to immerse its participants in the environmental advocacy field. Assignments vary and are designed to both support the campaign with its mission to support action on climate change and assist the fellow with their professional growth. This non-exempt position allows interaction with all of the campaign’s departments providing a wide breadth of experiences. As an integral part of the team, fellows will experience how public support is generated for action on climate, and how that shape results on a national level. We have a fellowship available in our Government Affairs department.  CAC is based in Washington, D.C. We are currently working in a hybrid environment with fellows expected in the office 2-3 times per week.

The Fellowship will train predominantly with the assigned team completing tasks including but not limited to:

  • Assist the Government Affairs team with Hill and Administrative advocacy including: meeting outreach, information sharing, and updates.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting Congressional and Administrative activity (meetings, conversations, events, etc)
  • Attend decision-maker briefings, meetings, and events, with CAC staff and external allies
  • Assist with Congressional tracking, including reviewing and summarizing major legislation and tracking Members’ positions on CAC lobby requests and participation in CAC events
  • Assisting the team with organizational duties including but not limited to data, record, and calendar management
  • Assisting with Campaign-wide metrics and reporting
  • Creating, editing, and distributing a variety of documents and reports for internal and external use
  • Assisting various Departments during surge moments, including but not limited to reporting, writing, research, grassroots and grasstops outreach, and data entry
  • Attending internal meetings around CAC and community-wide climate advocacy efforts
  • Providing logistics and meeting support as needed
  • Completing other duties and tasks as they arise
  • Managing grants and contracts
  • Maintaining organizational operations in conjunction with the various teams
  • Interacting with members of the coalition both in DC and in states directly on a regular basis to complete projects

Who You Are

A successful candidate has the following:

  • Ability to learn to successfully juggle multiple projects from various departments in a fast-paced, high-expectation campaign environment
  • Collaborative approach and ability to work successfully individually and with diverse teams and individuals internally as well as with external partner organizations
  • Experience with data entry and attention to detail (database management a plus)
  • Light research and writing experience
  • Excellent communicator and self-starter
  • Experience in issue-organizing, advocacy or electoral campaigns is a plus, particularly within the environmental community
  • Interest in environmental issues and the environmental community a plus

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective coalition of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at:

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, please email [email protected].

The Fine Print

This position is a member of their specified team though will work closely with several other departments. You do not need to be based in Washington, DC to be considered for the fellowship. CAC staff are currently working in a hybrid set-up. COVID vaccinations are required for onsite work. Staff will work East Coast hours regardless of their location.

The paid fellowship program lasts for 13 weeks, with an ideal start date of May 13, 2024  and fellows participate for 20 hours/week. Rate of Pay: $18.00 per hour, as an hourly non-exempt position.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice, and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please click here to apply online.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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