Become a Fall Climate Intern! Apply by September 5th

June 11, 2022
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Montgomery County Government Climate Internship (Remote) – Fall 2022  

About the Internship

Montgomery County, Maryland, has been committed to significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and climate action for over a decade.  Through the 2017 Emergency Climate Mobilization Resolution, Montgomery County committed to cut GHG emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. In 2021, the County released a Climate Action Plan detailing the effects of a changing climate on Montgomery County and includes strategies to reduce GHG emissions and climate-related risks to the County’s residents, businesses, and the built and natural environment. More information about the County’s Climate Action Plan is available at: https://MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/Climate 

Montgomery County is seeking climate interns to participate in the County’s climate team. This is a competitive internship for qualified students and recent graduates with diverse backgrounds who have strong experience, education, or interest, in climate, sustainability, racial equity, and clean and renewable energy policy.  

Start Date 

Monday, September 12, 2022 

End Date 

Friday, December 16, 2022 

Application Deadline 

Application deadline has been extended to 9/5/22. Early submission is recommended as we will review applications when they are received. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. Early submission is recommended as we will review applications when they are received. 

This is a paid internship ($15/hour) at 30-40 hours per week. The internship will be conducted fully remotely (teleworking).  Interns will be on-boarded and paid through a temporary services agency and will be detailed to the County for the duration of the internship.  

The interns will collaborate with County employees with projects on diverse climate and energy issues such as: 

  • Climate change policy and planning 
  • Climate adaptation/resilience policy 
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy policy  
  • Centering racial equity, social justice, and inclusivity in community engagement approaches for climate action 
  • Digital communications for climate action/resilience planning, including through generating strategy and content for social media, ArcGIS Story Maps, and County-wide newsletters 
  • Community engagement  

The interns will work closely with County employees to gain experience by attending meetings and briefings, conducting research, writing summaries, etc. County employees will also work with the interns to assign projects that will increase their knowledge in energy and climate issues while supporting their strengths and interests.  

Successful interns will possess the following qualities and skills: 

  • Strong academic and/or volunteer/work experience in climate and energy policy and sustainability and a strong interest in and learning more about these fields 
  • Individuals in other fields (e.g., marketing/communications, art/design, public health, economics, sociology, social work, geography, English, creative writing, history, biology) who are excited to make linkages to climate/energy/sustainability are also welcomed to apply 
  • Commitment to centering racial equity and social justice in climate action 
  • Enthusiasm for the process of finding solutions to climate and energy challenges 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Independent and self-motivated worker; eager to ask questions 
  • Diligence in research and high attention to detail 
  • Values high-quality work and importance of deadlines 

 

Internship dates: September 12– December 16, 2022  

Application Deadline 

Application deadline has been extended to 9/5/22.  Early submission is recommended as we will review applications when they are received. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. Early submission is recommended as we will review applications when they are received. 



One comment on "Become a Fall Climate Intern! Apply by September 5th"

  1. Alemayehu says:

    Thank you for sharing this information!!
    It’s really strong and detailed strategic plan you have for green house reduction and climate action. There is an indication that you are on the right truck. Congratulations!!
    Hope a remarkable achievements be realized. Everyone of us are responsible for the effectiveness of the plan. We all are with you with dedication and interest!!
    Keep it up!!
    Alemayehu (Alex)

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