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Intern (Virginia)

Are you curious to discover more about the intersection of government policy and business – and contribute your skills to supporting our clients in the clean energy transition?
Are you dedicated and focused on delivering your best work as you learn about private-sector decarbonization solutions to address the world’s most challenging energy and environmental problems?
Then please consider AJW, Inc.’s paid internship position, which will allow you to work on various energy and environmental issues with our passionate team.

AJW is one of the nation’s leading public affairs and strategic advisory firms for innovative clean technology market participants. We provide strategic consulting, business development, and advocacy services to support companies ranging from startups to global multinationals – as well as NGOs, trade associations, and other organizations engaged in accelerating decarbonization and the energy transition.

This position is aimed at recent college graduates or graduate-level students in environmental studies, public policy, government affairs, etc. We will also consider strong undergraduate candidates who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and dependability.

The ideal start date is June, with options for a time commitment between 16-20 hours a week. The start date and time commitment are flexible. This internship is paid by the hour and based on the applicant’s experience and time commitment.

The Work Tasks

  • Research related to legislative, regulatory, and market matters. Topics may include but are not limited to, renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture and sequestration, electric vehicles, solar, industrial decarbonization, and environmental justice/equity considerations related to client initiatives
  • Monitoring and taking notes on public regulatory workshops, legislative hearings, and other public-facing events
  • Drafting material for PowerPoint presentations, research briefings, letters, memos, and public comment

What We Ask of You

  • Passionate interest in climate, energy, and related policy issues
  • Environmental sciences, political science, economics, government, or another related course of study is preferred but not required (while a bachelor’s or graduate degree are preferred, we will consider strong candidates who are still pursuing their undergraduate degree)
  • Strong, demonstrated writing and note-taking skills
  • Ability to perform comprehensive topic-based/secondary research
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined, especially important for remote work
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable with MS Office Suite and Teams
  • The internship is a hybrid position. We will work closely with the successful candidate to find the right balance between in-person time at one of our offices combined with remote work to accommodate access and needs.
  • This position is not eligible for VISA sponsorship


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Thanks for your interest in AJW

We look forward to reviewing your application materials. We typically have a high volume of responses and, unfortunately, we cannot reply individually to each job submission.

If your background looks like a good fit for the position, we will contact you with next steps.

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