Become a Summer County Climate Intern! Apply by March 31st

March 15, 2023

Interested in a full-time, year-long role? View our application page for the Climate Fellowship program!

Montgomery County Government Climate Summer Internship (Hybrid) – June-August 2023

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: 

Montgomery County is seeking climate interns to join the County’s climate team. This is a part or full-time summer internship for qualified students in high school or college, or recent graduates who have strong experience, education, or interest, in climate, sustainability, racial equity, and clean and renewable energy policy.  

Interested in a full-time, year-long role? View our application page for the Climate Fellowship program!

Start Date 

Monday, June 5, 2023

End Date 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Application Deadline 

Friday, March 31st

This is a paid internship ($16/hour) with a flexible weekly schedule of 20-40 hours. The internship will be conducted almost entirely remotely (teleworking), with the option to come into the office in Wheaton, MD, and to join community events. Preference to candidates from Montgomery County, MD, or the surrounding area.  Interns will be on-boarded and paid through a temporary services agency and will be detailed to the County for the fellowship duration.  

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

  • Climate communications, including creating content for the climate newsletter and social media pages
  • Climate change, resilience, and energy efficiency policy research
  • Supporting climate staff in climate engagement and research initiatives

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 of energy and climate issues while supporting their strengths and interests.  

Successful fellows 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 welcome 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 the importance of deadlines 


Internship dates: June 5th – August 25th, 2023

Application Deadline 

Friday, March 31st

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Early submission is recommended, as we will review applications when they are received. 

2 comments on "Become a Summer County Climate Intern! Apply by March 31st"

  1. C. Lee says:

    Hi, this looks like a great opportunity. How many interns are you looking for?

    1. laurasivels says:

      Thanks for asking. We are hiring for 2 interns this semester and 3 year-long fellows.

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