CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

Energy Opportunity Internship

  • print icon
  • SHARE:
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Share on Google+
  • Email icon


Interns working with American Progress’s Energy Opportunity team have the opportunity to perform extensive research and substantive work contributing to the team’s mission and ongoing projects in clean energy and climate policy.

The Energy Opportunity Program at American Progress has been a leader in shifting debate about climate and energy policy from a primarily environmental issue toward a more comprehensive discussion about our clean energy economy and sustainable economic growth. Within this framework, we depend heavily on our interns to support and develop the team’s capacity to contribute effectively to the national climate and energy conversation in several key issue areas.

Typical responsibilities for energy interns include:

  •  Writing memos, blog posts, columns, event summaries, and reports
  •  Carrying out web-based research on issue areas
  •  Compiling and manipulating data in Excel
  •  Rapid-response communications projects
  •  Updating fact sheets, talking points, and documents on topics of current pertinence
  •  Enhancing our team’s social media presence
  •  Assisting with administrative projects
  •  Preparing for events and large meetings

Throughout the course of the internship, each intern may take on a larger research project in addition to several smaller ones, working closely with one or more of our team’s senior fellows and policy experts.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to