Open Position: Summer Operations/Science Intern

CO2 Coalition Summer Operations/Science Intern

The CO2 Coalition is seeking a paid Operations/Science Intern to assist with day-to-day activities, multi-media projects, research and high-profile projects. The Coalition is a nonprofit organization which promotes rational analysis of climate science and energy economics. The Operations/Science Intern will work closely with Coalition staff, leaders, and members who include well-known scientists, engineers, and economists. Anyone eager to make a career in the climate science and environmental field is invited to apply; candidates with an interest in the physical sciences or economics will find this an ideal opportunity for growth.

This intensive program will allow you to gain professional experience in a real working environment, further your knowledge of the climate and energy policy, and sharpen your skills for future success. This one-of-a-kind position will prepare you for your future career. This position will be in person at our Arlington, VA office in the Rosslyn neighborhood. The office is easily Metro-accessible on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines. The weekly time commitment will be 40 hours a week for the three-month program.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in building the Coalition’s online presence
  • Guided writing and editing
  • Assisting with non-profit development
  • Training in paid and earned media procedures
  • Special projects as directed by leadership

The Ideal candidate will have:

  • A background in any field of science applicable to studying climate change and its effects (Geology/Ecology/Env. Science/Biology/Climatology etc.)
  • An alignment with and passion for the Coalition’s mission and work
  • Experience with various social media platforms
  • An aptitude for building and maintaining relationships and partnerships
  • A working knowledge of various climate and energy topics
  • A strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Have a desire to learn new and varied skills


  • $15/hour
  • A letter of recommendation signed by the Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition at the successful completion of the program
  • Priority hiring status as the Coalition continues to expand

How to Apply:

Candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

Learn more about the CO2 Coalition online at

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