Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities

Climate XChange offers a unique workplace for those who believe that market-based tools like carbon pricing can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

To address this problem we will need a new generation of leaders. Climate change is an urgent problem. This new generation of leaders will have to be passionate, nimble, and prepared to work in a fast moving ever-connected world.

Working at Climate XChange will provide you the opportunity to grow as a professional and believe in the work you are doing. We offer opportunities to young professionals, career experts, and those looking to volunteer their time.

Please see below for open positions.

Research Fellow

  • Position– Research Fellow
  • Location– Fully Remote (must meet MassCEC residency/school requirements)
  • Reports toResearch Director
  • CompensationPaid intern (must be MassCEC eligible)
  • Duration12 weeks, 20 hours/week 
  • Start DateJanuary 4th, 2021 (start date flexible)

 

Climate XChange provides research, education, and advocacy tools to promote climate ambition and bold leadership on climate change. We achieve this through multiple means, such as authoring multi-disciplinary research, providing technical assistance to policymakers, convening the State Climate Policy Network, and running a national newsletter. We believe that effective change can be achieved at the nexus of cutting-edge research, compelling media, and strategic advocacy.

Responsibilities

The Spring 2021 Research Fellow will help drive the conversation forward and contribute to the thought-leadership that Climate XChange currently provides to readers and stakeholders across the United States. 

Your research role can take several forms depending on what knowledge needs to be created to help state policies progress, such as economic research, policy and legal analysis, data collection, thought pieces, and other multi-media products on topics spanning green stimulus, decarbonization, public health, environmental justice, carbon pricing, state governance, and more. We also author exploratory reports, which combine economic, scientific, and social analysis to push the envelope on national policy discourse around state and federal climate policy. Your contributions to these products span all steps of data and information collecting, synthesizing and analysis, and writing and communication. 

Applicants must possess a strong aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving, and thoughtful writing, as well as comfort working with Excel spreadsheets and data sets. Applicants with previous experience in public policy and energy/climate research are preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals who are motivated, curious, and analytical learners with passion for making a difference.

Other duties may include, as needed, writing educational documents and assisting with advocacy efforts. We seek individuals who can effectively communicate the findings of their work and why those findings matter.

Qualifications

  • Strong writing, editing, reading, and comprehension skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and organized workflow
  • Time management skills and ability to work within a team
  • Strong work ethic and a growth mindset

 

Preferred, but not required

  • Professional or academic experience with climate/energy policy at the state, federal, or municipal level
  • Academic experience in public policy, economics, political science, law, environmental studies, environmental science, sociology, or related fields
  • Previous exposure to state legislation, particularly environmental legislation

 

To Apply

Email a brief cover letter and resume to Amanda Griffiths, this position’s hiring manager (agriffiths@climate-xchange.org). Please include in the subject line: your full name followed by Spring 2021 Programs Fellow’.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on November 24th, 2020.

Policy & Programs Fellow

  • Position– Policy & Programs Fellow (Massachusetts)
  • Location– Fully Remote (must meet MassCEC residency/school requirements)
  • Reports toPolicy & Partnerships Manager, Massachusetts
  • CompensationPaid intern (must be MassCEC eligible)
  • Duration12 weeks, 20 hours/week 
  • Start DateJanuary 4th, 2021 (start date flexible)

 

About Us

Climate XChange (CXC) provides research, communications, and advocacy support to state campaigns working to advance equitable and impactful solutions to the climate crisis. As part of our mission in Massachusetts, we work with a wide variety of partners and in a number of coalitions to advance policy and advocacy goals that achieve measurable emissions reductions, prioritize creating a more equitable world, and help the state achieve a green recovery.   

Responsibilities

At Climate XChange we pride ourselves on a dynamic internship program which seeks to provide a unique professional opportunity while empowering individuals to advance the work of climate action in a substantial way. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, we encourage fellows to proactively suggest new projects that both advance Climate XChange’s goals and create opportunities for you to grow as a young professional. 

Core responsibilities:

  • Legislative and regulatory policy research/tracking, primarily focused on climate, energy, and environmental policy in Massachusetts
  • Editorial and research leadership, assisting with final layout, editing, and recommending new sections and themes for the weekly Massachusetts policy newsletter
  • Administrative support to the Policy & Partnerships Manager, and the policy team’s coalition and partner engagement work in Massachusetts
  • Opportunity development, identifying and connecting key community partners to the educational/policy work of Climate XChange in Massachusetts
  • Assist in event success of various (virtual) events that advance the organization’s development, media and research goals, as necessary

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently, with initial guidance
  • Flexibility in tackling multiple assignments simultaneously

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Undergraduate students with concentrations in energy/environmental policy, economics, political science, environmental science, public relations/communications, or urban planning are highly encouraged to apply.
  • An understanding of the Massachusetts legislature, state politics, and/or carbon pricing policy considered a plus.

 

To Apply

Email a brief cover letter and resume to Amanda Griffiths, this position’s hiring manager (agriffiths@climate-xchange.org). Please include in the subject line: your full name followed by Spring 2021 Programs Fellow’. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on November 24th, 2020. 

State Climate Policy Network Fellows (Spring 2021)

Climate XChange (CXC) provides research, education, and advocacy tools to move the US towards a low-carbon economy through market-based mechanisms. To achieve this, we conduct research, draft policy, author articles, and help leverage action confronting the climate crisis. 

The State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) is a rapidly-growing project within the organization that includes more than 6,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for carbon pricing in their states. We help provide these individuals with the tools they need to advance their campaigns to price pollution, and advocate for strong and equitable climate policies. 

Each semester, we hire State Climate Policy Network fellows to conduct state-specific research, provide media coverage, and bring new stakeholders into the conversation. The fellows will help spearhead our research and media coverage in each of the following regions: the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northwest. 

Why Apply?

At Climate XChange, we pride ourselves on our robust fellowship program, which seeks to provide a unique professional opportunity to all fellows while empowering individuals to advance the work of climate action in a substantial way. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, we encourage fellows to proactively suggest new projects that advance Climate XChange’s goals and create opportunities for their professional growth. 

Main responsibilities

  • Tracking state-level legislation across the country and helping to create an inventory of bills 
  • Conducting policy analysis for internal reports and website articles 
  • Writing articles and blog posts for the Climate XChange website and weekly newsletter that reaches an audience of 10,000
  • Writing Letters to the Editor (LTEs) and reaching out to media outlets across the country for publication
  • Researching political landscapes in different regions and synthesizing the information for CXC’s audience
  • Reaching out to key stakeholders and bringing them into the network

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently after initial guidance
  • Flexible and able to tackle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Attention to detail applied to research and written assignments

 

More Information

Location: Remote

Reports to: Noa Dalzell, State Carbon Pricing Network Manager

Compensation: Unpaid Intern

Hours: Between 10-20 hours per week.

Dates: January 11th – April 30th

 

To Apply

Email your resume to the State Carbon Pricing Network Manager, Noa Dalzell (ndalzell@climate-xchange.org). Please include in the subject line: your full name followed by Climate XChange Fellowship Application. 

Apply now if you want to: 

  • Improve your research, writing, and communication skills
  • Become well-versed in carbon pricing and climate policy
  • Engage in networking opportunities with government officials, sustainability experts, academics, and others in the climate space 
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule 
  • Get to know other students and professionals in this space 

 

Read more: Why Price Carbon? 

There is widespread recognition and scientific consensus that in order to stabilize the climate and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 80 percent by 2050. 

The fuels responsible for emitting the gases that are causing this crisis have long been cheap and subsidized by governments around the world. In turn, we have failed to account for the true cost of these fuels as the main agents of global climate change, and all the impacts that come with it, which we are already living with today.

Read more at www.climate-xchange.org/carbon-pricing-101/

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