SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: WORK WITH CCAN
TO PRICE POLLUTION IN D.C.
This summer, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, or CCAN, and our allies in the D.C.
Carbon Fee and Rebate coalition are working to make D.C. the first place in the country to
hold polluters accountable with a carbon fee and rebate for all.
And you can be a part of this historic fight.
We’re hiring smart, talented students for summer internships on our campaign to pass the
Carbon Rebate in D.C.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the only group in the Chesapeake region
of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. dedicated exclusively to building a powerful
grassroots movement to fight climate change. Our mission is to build the kind of movement it
will take to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the
nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, around the country and around the
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Washington, D.C. is at the forefront of cities nationwide when it comes to promoting clean
energy and tackling the climate crisis head-on. Now it’s time for D.C. to lead again—not only in
cutting fossil fuel pollution but in creating a more just and sustainable economy for all. 1/3
We know that putting a price on carbon is the most straightforward and cost-effective way to
fight climate change and spur more clean energy.
That’s why we are working with partners across the District to move toward putting a price on
carbon. By making fossil fuel polluters pay for the real and damaging costs of their emissions,
we can unleash the clean energy solutions we need, and make D.C. families better off in the
A carbon fee will mean less carbon pollution wrecking our lungs and our atmosphere, more
investment into energy efficiency solutions, and a faster transition to clean, renewable energy
sources. D.C. families would benefit both economically and environmentally from cleaner air
and water, new jobs created in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and more money in
family bank accounts.
D.C. can be a trailblazer on the East Coast for progressive climate policy—sending a strong
message to our national leaders on Capitol Hill—while ensuring D.C. families gain better
health and economic security in the process.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
What you will learn:
Learn to organize campaign events and creative actions
Help conduct outreach, including tabling at events, phone banking and collecting petitions
Help recruit new volunteers to the campaign
Write and publish your own letters to the editor and blog posts
Conduct campaign research
Learn grassroots campaigning from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben called
the “best regional climate organization in the world.”
What we’re looking for:
A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away
A willingness to work hard
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A sense of humor
Our main office is on the border with D.C. in Takoma Park, MD, but field work is all in the
HOURS AND DATES
Interns are part time and typically work 15-20 hours per week (minimum). The summer
internship would begin in late May and end in early August.
Internships at CCAN are primarily education-focused, to arm you with experience toward your
career and life goals. Interns receive a limited reimbursement for incidental expenditures. We
encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if
those are available, and we will support these pursuits in any way we can.
To apply, fill out the following Google doc, where you will be prompted to upload your resume.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.