The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.
At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.
We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage you to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.
Internship Program: The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.
We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-12 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.
While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to attend meetings.
Interns will be paid $15 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.
Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote interns who work/reside in the following states for the summer 2021 cycle: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.
Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
Develops and manages partnerships with organizations across the climate community and beyond to develop joint outreach for Climate Reality sponsored events and for Climate Reality to support climate change focused events sponsored by other organizations.
The Strategic Partnerships Department seeks a motivated and detail-oriented intern to provide program support to the Climate Justice for All Project Grants and the Climate Reality Climate Justice Initiative. This is an opportunity to gain experience working with community projects led by climate justice organizations in the U.S and to support the organization’s internal development of climate justice programs
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Research organizations serving and led by communities of color that may be interested in applying for a Climate Justice for All Grant.
- Assists with the revision of project proposals and with the organization of the Grants Review Committee.
- Assists in the preparation of materials, presentations or communications related to the Climate Justice Grants Program.
- Support the participation of Climate Justice Grantees in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training to assure a quality experience.
- Manage organizational Environmental Justice resource folder; work to compile additional resources that help inform Climate Reality’s climate justice lens.
- Populate and manage Climate Justice calendar—include partner and Climate Speaker’s Network events
- Ability to work effectively within a remote team structure
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized
- Commitment to environmental justice and/or racial justice
- Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a compelling way
- Experience working with diverse communities or low-income groups
- Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, grassroots organizing and/or the climate movement
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training or experience