Summer 2020, Policy Internships (3)

Ceres Published: February 14, 2020
Location
Boston, MA
Job Type
Internship
Categories
Communications / PR / Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Policy /
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Description

~ Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. ~

Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Click here to learn more about Ceres.

Internship Overviews

Federal Policy Intern 

The Policy Program at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network on Climate Risk to advance climate and clean energy policies on the state and federal levels. 

  • The Policy Program is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies and investors on energy and climate policies – focused on federal work.
  • This position will support the Policy Team primarily through research and writing projects focused on key federal policies, participation and note-taking in strategy meetings, legislative analysis, and other tasks, possibly including data collection and organization. 

State Policy Intern

The Policy Team at Ceres works with companies through the BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) Network and investors in our Investor Network to advance climate and clean energy policies at the state and federal level. The Policy Team is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies and investors on energy and climate policies – focused on state policy work. This position will support the Policy Team primarily through:

  • Research and writing focused on Ceres’ priority states, including specific state or regional policies and political dynamics,
  • Tracking and analysis of corporate sustainability initiatives and operational footprint
  • Assistance in scoping potential new priority states, including analyzing political landscapes and state policy progress on climate, clean energy, and clean transportation
  • Participation and note-taking in strategy meetings,
  • Additional tasks as needed (possibly including data collection, organization and help with event planning).

Note: This position will report to the Manager, State Policy.

Policy & Communications Intern 

The Policy Team at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network to advance climate and clean energy policies at the federal and state levels. 

  • The Policy Team is looking for an intern to assist in its work with members, prospective members, partners and media.
  • This position will support the Director of Stewardship and Partnerships and the Policy Communications Manager primarily through research, participation and note-taking in strategy meetings, data collection and organization.
  • Projects will include researching prospective members, partners, updating press lists, and assisting with the management of the organization's database.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with strong organizational, research, and writing skills;
  • An ability to work independently; and
  • Some familiarity with environmental and sustainability policies.

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. 

Compensation

  • 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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