Affordable Clean Energy Plan Implementation Intern

Title: Affordable Clean Energy Plan Implementation Intern
Department: Government Affairs
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Senior Director, Federal Climate and Clean Energy Solutions
Location: Flexible (the intern may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Duration: 12 Weeks – September – December 2024 (start and end dates flexible) 
Schedule and Compensation: 20-40 hours per week; $17.50 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV played a major role in advocating for the successful passage of the historic Inflation Reduction Act, which included $369 billion in climate and clean energy investments. Combined with climate investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these historical investments create unprecedented opportunities in all fifty states to implement climate solutions – from renewable energy to clean transportation to resilience – that will dramatically cut carbon pollution while creating clean energy jobs and advancing climate justice. 

The climate movement faces the challenge of ensuring that state and local governments, as well as community stakeholders, are fully aware of and taking advantage of the opportunities these investments create. This requires educating and engaging policymakers at all levels of government, building awareness campaigns that reach grassroots communities, and driving a media narrative that conveys the importance of fully scaling the climate solutions the Affordable Clean Energy plan offers. We’re also committed to raising awareness about the equity and jobs benefits the Affordable Clean Energy Plan brings with key stakeholders in low-wealth communities, communities of color, and unions. 

LCV is seeking an Affordable Clean Energy Plan Implementation Intern who will support the Senior Director for Federal Climate and Clean Energy Solutions in doing action-oriented research and preparing advocacy-focused briefs and campaign materials to support LCV’s efforts to engage policymakers and grassroots members promoting the benefits of this historic law. The person in this role will join a Fall 2024 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions. 

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Action-oriented research that supports grassroots climate and clean energy campaigning.
  • Synthesizing policy documents outlining Affordable Clean Energy plan benefits, and translating these into grassroots-facing policy and messaging documents. 
  • Understanding strategic pathways for engaging policymakers to use their influence to champion climate and clean energy solutions. 
  • Centering equity in clean energy advocacy. 

Qualifications

  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. 
  • Racial Justice and Equity Competencies: Demonstrated awareness of how one’s life experiences influence one’s personal attitudes, biases, and assumptions. Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and ability to successfully deliver culturally responsive services. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. 
  • Working Conditions: Applicants must be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. 

LCV offers sick leave, voting leave, and paid holidays that are observed by the organization, including federal holidays.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Affordable Clean Energy Plan Implementation Intern” in the subject line by July 7, 2024. No phone calls please. 

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.