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Research & Policy Intern

AJW is one of the nation’s leading public affairs and strategic advisory firms for innovative technology market participants. We provide strategic consulting, business development, and advocacy services to support companies ranging from startups to global multi-nationals – as well as NGOs, trade associations, and other organizations engaged in accelerating decarbonization and the energy transition. AJW is seeking an intern based near either our Sacramento, CA or Arlington, VA offices.

The successful candidate is passionate about energy and environmental issues and will be responsible for a variety of functions in support of our client services. This position is aimed at recent college graduates or graduate-level students. The successful candidate will have a dynamic, cross-cutting role that supports the work of multiple team members and a diverse client portfolio. This internship will provide the opportunity to work on a variety of issues and for multiple client project teams. AJW’s team is passionate about helping our clients succeed in bringing private sector solutions to market to address the world’s most challenging energy and environmental problems. We are looking for an individual with a drive to learn and that shares our passion.

Ideal start date is in early October, with options for a time commitment between 16-30 hours a week. The start date and time commitment are flexible. This internship is paid, and the stipend will depend on experience and time commitment.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage and execute client-specific tasks for staff, including:

  • 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, and solar.
  • Additional research topic areas may include waste stream recycling and conversion, circular economy, and sustainability, coupled with emerging innovative technologies.
  • Monitoring and taking notes on public regulatory workshops, legislative hearings, and other public-facing engagements
  • Drafting material for PowerPoint presentations, research briefings, letters, memos, and public comment


  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental sciences, political science, economics, or other related degree. Graduate student preferred.
  • Strong, demonstrated writing and note taking skills
  • Ability to perform comprehensive topic based/secondary research
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Comfortable with MS Office Suite and Teams
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • An all hands-on-deck attitude and enthusiasm for being a team player
  • Strong interest in climate, energy, and policy issues
  • Hybrid position, with the ability to attend in-person meetings at either the California or Arlington office
  • Legally permitted to work in the US. 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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