Energy Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.



Start Date



District of Columbia
United States


The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Energy Associate to work with the Science and Solutions team. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis. 

General Overview: The Energy Associate is responsible for tracking, analyzing, and evaluating energy technologies, energy markets, and electricity generation and delivery systems for the Science and Solutions team, as well as suggesting or identifying promising climate and clean energy solutions, climate finance mechanisms, and important areas of new research and other key information or trends in conventional and clean energy. This position is the primary internal expert advising staff designing or executing projects, campaigns, or other activities related to energy technology, energy systems, energy policy, energy economics and markets, utility economics and policy, power sector reforms, clean energy finance, and market-based approaches to climate and clean energy solutions.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the DC office. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advising the Science and Solutions team as well as others across the organization on matters relating to energy technology, energy systems, energy policy, energy economics and markets, utility economics and regulation/policy, power sector reforms, clean energy finance, and other climate change solutions.
  • Monitoring, tracking, analyzing and communicating developments in U.S. domestic climate and energy policy, including in the political, legislative, administrative or executive realm.
  • Acting as one of the primary liaisons to any external entities helping The Climate Reality Project with energy and electricity sector data or analysis, including modelers.
  • Studying and making recommendations about organizational positions on emerging or rapidly evolving areas of energy technology, energy policy, energy systems, energy markets, utility operations, power sector reforms, clean energy finance and other climate change solutions.
  • Identifying trends, campaigns, events or other developments in such fields that the organization should be aware of, and indicating why these are relevant.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree plus 2 to 3 years’ work experience in energy technology, energy markets, energy economics, energy finance, engineering, or environmental science (with a focus on clean energy)
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields plus 4-5 years relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Coursework/experience in economics and finance strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrably strong quantitative skills and background; ease with calculations.
  • Excellent attention to detail a must and a passion for accuracy. 
  • Strong written and oral skills.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage work on multiple ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to accommodate irregular and sometimes long work hours.

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with no vesting period and a company match, mobile phone reimbursement and a transit subsidy.    

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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