‘Commit to Climate Change Initiative’ Intern (Boston Office) 

Ceres Published: February 17, 2020
Boston, MA
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Editorial / Writing / Policy /
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Internship Overview

'Commit to Climate Change Initiative' Intern (Boston Office) 

The Ceres Commit to Climate (CTC) Initiative aims to build private sector leadership on climate action, including supporting climate, clean energy, and clean transportation policies as well as securing strong corporate commitments that advance the goals of the Paris Agreement. 


The CTC intern will work directly with the Vice President for Climate and Energy and Director for Corporate Clean Energy Leadership on: 

  • Research and writing projects focused on analyzing the climate and clean energy performance of individual companies, sectors, and investors. 
  • Identifying, compiling and presenting updates on climate and clean energy policy, corporate commitments, industry trends, and the latest cutting-edge research and science. 
  • Support for ongoing CTC campaigns and assistance with special and ad hoc projects.


The ideal candidate has a strong interest in climate and clean energy topics and a focus in climate policy, financial markets, and corporate sustainability. We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, an ability to work independently, and some familiarity with how climate issues apply to businesses and investors.

General Internship Information

We are seeking dynamic and committed interns who will find it exciting to join the Ceres team! Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations.

While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using research, project coordination, technology, and communications skills. Detailed descriptions of each available position can be found below.  

  • Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During February & March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June, July, half of August, and runs for a 10-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • We typically hire 10-15 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the program will begin on Monday, June 1, and run through Friday, August 7. In addition, interns need to be available for a lunch orientation one week prior to start date, to take place the week of May 25th (in the Boston & San Francisco offices).
  • Please read details of this position on our website and make sure you're applying for the specific internship of most interest to you. 

Please note: Only the Program Teams listed on the website are seeking an intern for Summer 2020. 


  • We pay a stipend of $6,000 for the ten weeks. . 
  • We also provide for our Boston interns an option of (1) a pass on the MBTA systems for June, July and August, OR (2) $75 per month for those who walk, cycle or run to the office.
  • For our San Francisco interns, we provide $253.50 (provided in first paycheck) to put towards their BART Pass or other form of commute.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to review this internship opportunity carefully and discern if it is a good fit for you. 
  • Then,if you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Note: Address all correspondence to: Elyssa Feliciano

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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