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Climate Change and Methane Mitigation Intern

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a graduate-level, policy summer internship based in Washington, D.C.  Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.

Position Description

The intern will support CCAP’s international waste and climate change work. S/he will provide research, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s on-the-ground projects focused on climate change mitigation. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research on important climate, waste and circular economy topics, including policies and programs to support waste sector transformation, international climate change mitigation commitments, and climate finance. The intern will have contact with developing-country policymakers and other experts, and will participate in cutting-edge climate change policy work. This position is an unpaid, 8-12 weeks internship (minimum of 30 hours a week), available for summer 2023. The intern will report to CCAP policy staff.

Responsibilities include:

•    Research and quantitative analysis on developing-country policies and projects; 

•    Policy analysis and writing;

•    Support to CCAP’s on-the-ground waste projects;

•    Preparation support for workshops and stakeholder meetings;

•    Interaction with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments.


The intern will support the following program: 

•   Methane Mitigation Program - Research, quantitative analysis and policy writing support on mitigation of methane and other GHG emissions from the municipal solid waste sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


   Current graduate student from a program in public policy, international relations, economics, environmental science or related field
•    Coursework or experience in environmental, climate, and energy policy required
•    Excellent research and writing skills required
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Ability to quickly get up to speed on technical issues
•    Knowledge of project finance a plus 
•    Fluency in Spanish, including the ability to speak and write to policy audiences a plus
•    Prior experience a plus


Applications, including a cover letter describing how your qualifications and interests match the responsibilities and projects described above, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample should be sent to Additional example of past quantitative work is welcomed. Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Climate Change and Methane Mitigation Intern” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer.

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