Internships at CCL

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Intern (Unpaid internship/volunteer opportunity)


CCL’s mission is to create the political will for a sustainable climate and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.  CCL is a national nonpartisan non-profit with educational programs and lobbying activities (designations of 501 (c-3) and 501 (c-4)).  This intern position’s purpose is to support the expansion of CCL and support of our volunteers in the field.

INTERN POSITION REPORTS TO:  Positions and location availability vary per semester, but generally we have positions with CCL Staff in Coronado, CA; Encinitas, CA; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Lexington, KY; Medford, NY; and remote positions.

SCHEDULE/TIME COMMITMENT:  Interns will complete 10 hours per week for 6 months, generally weekdays 9-2pm  (openings vary)

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES (varies by location):

  • Learn CCL advocacy methodologies; participate in monthly conference calls
  • Data entry using Salesforce – CRM (Confidentiality agreement required) Congressional research for biographies and meetings
  • Cross checking field reports, uploading data to website, etc.
  • Administrative support including email correspondence, and various clerical tasks
  • Learn how to make appointments with members of Congress and coach volunteers on this process
  • Annual conference planning (event planning)
  • Research on energy policy, economics, congressional records, health effects of climate change, etc.
  • Assist with outreach follow up for prospective volunteer interest
  • Edit and improve existing training and outreach materials
  • Correspond with new volunteers to monitor progress and provide training support


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs, Internet, email and Skype functions
  • Passion for environmental advocacy; interest in government and political science Work collaboratively and meet deadlines
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with attention to details and timeliness
  • Phone skills to include upbeat tone and active listening abilities
  • Writing, proof reading and Internet research skills

As a grassroots organization interns are unpaid.  Interns at staff locations are supervised and trained by CCL/CCEC staff.  We do not provide Workers Compensation Insurance for interns or volunteers.  Internship may have both remote/virtual responsibilities as well as outreach activities at various locations. We do not suggest relocating for this unpaid internship and we do not provide any housing or relocation assistance.

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