Development Internship at environmental policy nonprofit

Academic Credits

Yes

Hours per week

25 to 40 hours per week

Published

10/17/2018

Address

1020 19th Street Northwest
Suite 650
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States

Description

Join EESI's Richard L. Ottinger Internship Program as a development intern and learn about all of EESI's sustainable energy and climate change work, while learning critical research, marketing, writing, and fundraising skills. Work with Director of Development and other staff on a wide range of activities to hone your skills and build your knowledge.

Potential Intern Activities

  • Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources)
  • Research and summarize variety of sustainable funding issues for use in grant proposals
  • Explore creative ways to increase EESI's visibility through marketing
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials (i.e., graphic design, layout) in conjunction with EESI’s Development Director, Communications Coordinator and Communications Interns
  • Work with staff on ways to further engage EESI's Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and major donors
  • Represent EESI at official EESI briefings and other events
  • Explore grant opportunities and assist with writing, editing, and proofreading of grant proposal on climate, energy, transportation, buildings, and related topics
  • Data entry and donor acknowledgment
  • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs


Intern Qualifications

  • Upperclassmen pursuing a bachelor's degree, recent graduates or students pursuing a master's degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, politics, nonprofit management, public affairs, environmental studies, or a related field. Career changers are also very welcome.
  • Interest in environmental and energy issues, with particular enthusiasm for the communication of pertinent information to funders and potential funders
  • Graphic design and layout skills a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with database software (especially Salesforce) and web software a plus
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
  • Creativity and openness to expressing new ideas and capacity to produce questions that will further EESI’s mission


Internship Application Requirements

This internship requires a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, with a possible extension. Please specify the time period during which you seek to intern. Citizens of any nation may apply. We offer a friendly, informal and progressive work environment.

To apply please submit the following to Susan Williams at swilliams [at] eesi.org:

  • Cover letter explaining your interests, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute during an internship with EESI
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length (Optional)
  • Once again, please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail. The position is unpaid, however, a transportation benefit is available. Thank you for your interest.

Benefits

Through the Richard L. Ottinger Internship Program, EESI enables its interns to provide substantive help to advance our environmental and energy policy agenda. In return, interns gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and an understanding how a not-for-profit organization works. EESI's relationships with other organizations and across sectors provides opportunities for interns to witness how environmental and energy issues develop within the public policy arena. EESI internships offer invaluable career benefits and opportunities and may also be used for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credit. EESI recruits interns throughout the year on a rotating basis. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10-14 weeks.

Dick Ottinger was among the first environmentalists in Congress and a founding member of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. During his time in Congress, Dick served as chairman of the Energy Conservation and Power Subcommittee, Energy & Commerce Committee and was instrumental in adopting key energy and environmental legislation. He also was a founding staff member of the Peace Corps and is Dean Emeritus at Pace University Law School. To honor his many years of service to our organization and his environmental leadership for this nation, EESI named our internship program after Dick when he stepped down as EESI's Board Chairman in December 2010. (He continues to provide guidance to EESI as Board Chair Emeritus.) We hope that EESI interns will be inspired by Dick's story and go on to make their own contributions to sustainability.

EESI provides public transit benefits to interns, works with you to help you fulfill requirements for academic credit, and gives you a springboard to go onto great things. See our series on "Where Are They Now" -- what a few of our past interns have gone on to do: http://www.eesi.org/tag/Where+Are+They+Now

How To Apply

development@eesi.org
http://www.eesi.org/internships/development

This internship requires a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for 10-14 weeks. Please specify the time period during which you seek to intern. Citizens of any nation may apply. We offer a friendly, informal and progressive work environment.

To apply please submit the following to Susan Williams at swilliams [at] eesi.org:

  • Cover letter explaining your interests, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute during an internship with EESI
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length (Optional)

Once again, please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail. The position is unpaid. however, a transportation benefit and help with completing requirements for academic credit are available. Thank you for your interest!


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