Policy & Research Intern





Hours per week

Full-time (40 hr/wk)



Start Date


End Date



1850 M Street, NW
Suite 610
District of Columbia
United States


The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a Policy & Research Intern to provide support to the Policy and Communications team in its efforts to advocate for federal energy efficiency policies. The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

The internship begins June 4, 2018 and extends through August 31, 2018, at Alliance headquarters in Washington, D.C. The position is paid ($13.25/hour), and sick leave is offered. This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load during the internship term.

Primary Duties

Policy & Research (70%):

  • Maintain contact information databases.
  • Track federal legislation.
  • Conduct research and data collection on a wide variety of energy policy topics, including federal energy management, building energy codes, vehicle fuel economy, tax incentives, energy efficiency in the electric power sector, etc.
  • Support the team’s work in summarizing and analyzing legislation.
  • Attend and take notes on Congressional hearings and other events.
  • Assemble advocacy packets and other materials.
  • Draft, fact-check and copy edit letters, fact sheets and other documents.

Communications & Events (30%):

  • Identify and draft social media content for Alliance social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and help to strengthen social media via shareable graphics using Canva.
  • Develop blog ideas and drafting blogs on timely issues.
  • Update and post written content on the Alliance website.
  • Assist with shifts at front desk reception (welcome guests, accept packages, answer phone calls).

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree—required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership over projects and assignments
  • Ability to multitask and jump quickly from one project to another on short notice
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in energy efficiency policy
  • Comfort with initiating professional interactions with Congressional staff and Alliance Associates
  • Familiarity with social media channels

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with Congressional office or campaign experience

How To Apply


Please include a cover letter with your resume, uploaded as one file (PDF or Word). Cover letters can be addressed to "Internship Coordinators." No phone calls, please.