Policy and Research Intern

As our Policy and Research Intern, you will work closely with our Policy and Research Manager and take on a wide array of responsibilities. You will conduct climate policy research, support the State Climate Policy Dashboard’s maintenance, and play a critical role in bringing new people into the state climate policy movement.

Key Responsibilities

Conduct climate policy research

  • Track state-level climate action across the country and help to maintain an inventory of state policy
  • Research specific policy areas within climate policy, including industrial policy, agricultural policy, electricity policy, transportation policy, etc.

    Support policy and research work  

    • Work with Policy and Research Manager to update the Dashboard as states enact climate policy
    • Support ongoing climate policy research projects

    Assist with membership management and outreach 

    Relevant Experience, Skills


    • Commitment to tackling the climate crisis in an equitable way
    • Basic understanding of the climate landscape
    • Ability to work remotely and be self-directed and organized
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
    • Flexible and able to tackle multiple assignments simultaneously

    Applicants must meet MassCEC internship requirements. To participate in the Clean Energy Internship Program, a student must:

    • Be a Massachusetts resident with proof of residency, OR
    • Attend a college, university, or training program located in Massachusetts

    In addition, eligible students must meet one (1) of the following:

    • Students must have completed at least their freshman year of college (24 credits) the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
    • Students who attend or attended a community college (or 2‐year Associate program) must have completed at least 24 credits.
    • Graduate students must be currently enrolled in their program or have completed it within the last year.
    • If a student has attended a training program, that program must have been completed within the last year.

      Students who are not eligible:

      • Law School students or PhD candidates
      • Students who have been previously enrolled or matriculated in a PhD or EdD program

      Reports to: Policy and Research Manager

      Compensation: $15/hour

      Job-Type: Part-time, 10-15 hours a week

      Location: Remote. Must be a Massachusetts resident or attend a Massachusetts-based university.

      Dates: Early-mid January through early May