Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Intern

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Climate and Clean Energy Intern

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NRDC is seeking an Intern to work with the Western Energy team in our San Francisco office for both the fall and spring semesters. We are currently looking for passionate individuals to bring their unique skills and perspective to help us develop equitable environmental policies that cut greenhouse gas emissions so that no one is left behind as we transition to a clean energy economy. As part of this internship, you will: 

  1. Gain exposure to designing equitable clean and affordable energy policies;   
  2. Help create memos, reports, graphics, and blogs based on research and data analysis that are used to advance our advocacy at the state legislature and energy agencies; and  
  3. Work on projects that advocate for high-quality jobs that are accessible to all Californians. 


You will be an integral part of NRDC, working as a critical member of our Western Energy Team in the San Francisco office. You will gain exposure to a variety of activities and build transferable skills. The following are some examples of activities that you can expect throughout the internship:  

  1. Participate in staff meetings and learn about how a large non-profit operates;  
  2. Participate in meetings with advocates from other environmental and social justice organizations and potentially with Commissioners and Legislators;  
  3. Learn the regulatory processes of key state energy agencies where most of California’s energy policy is determined;  
  4. Interact with various NRDC staff to widen your exposure to various projects and programs;  
  5. Enhance analytical research ability;  
  6. Deepen written and oral advocacy skills; and 
  7. Leave with completed projects (e.g., blogs, memos, graphics, etc.) that can be added to your professional resume. 
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