Fall Internship: Policy & Communications


The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a Communications & Policy Intern to provide support to the Policy and Communications teams in their efforts to advocate for federal energy efficiency policies. The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

The internship begins on September 5th and extends through mid-December at Alliance headquarters in Washington, D.C. The intern will be paid ($12.50/hour). Sick leave and other benefits offered. This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load during the internship term. Preference will be given to candidates with Congressional office or campaign experience.

Duties will include:

Policy (Approximately 70%)
  • Maintain contact information databases.
  • Tracking federal legislation.
  • Conducting research and data collection on a wide variety of energy policy topics, including federal energy management, building energy codes, vehicle fuel economy, tax incentives, energy efficiency in the electric power sector, etc.
  • Supporting the team’s work in summarizing and analyzing legislation.
  • Attending and covering Congressional hearings and other events.
  • Assembling advocacy packets and other materials.
  • Drafting letters, fact sheets, and other documents.


Communications & Events (Approximately 30%)
  • Drafting social media content for Alliance social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Creating shareable graphics using Canva
  • Posting written content on the Alliance website and updating current content
  • Staffing front desk (two shifts a week) and answering phones.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree—required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects and assignments
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in energy efficiency policy
  • Comfort with initiating professional interactions with Congressional staff and Alliance Associates
  • Familiarity with social media channels


How to Apply:

Please attach a resume and a cover letter. Cover letters can be addressed to "Internship Coordinators." No phone calls, please.