The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Marylands Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.
The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program: The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program challenges thought leaders to test and shape energy, conservation, and environmental policies, governance systems, and institutions that support the wellbeing of both nature and society. The Programs forums and dialogues are designed to cultivate leadership and develop collective solutions based on the ideal that both humankind and the natural world have intrinsic value. Like the Aspen Institute as a whole, the Energy and Environment Program seeks to inspire and explore new ideas that provoke action in the world.
The position is a paid internship for 14-18 hours a week, for 12 weeks from mid-September to early December.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Energy and Environment Intern assists the program in carrying out a variety of tasks in preparing, planning, operating, and managing a series of convenings throughout the year. While tasks vary based on programmatic demand, below describes typical tasks and responsibilities the Intern might be given.
Program and Administrative Support (70%) - Assist EEP team in preparing, planning, operating and managing energy forums, including:
Research Support (30%) Assist EEP team in researching energy topics as needed, as well as completing an individual research project.
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and/or attributes:
To apply, submit a resume as well as a one-page letter on why energy and/or the environment are important to you. References should be available upon request.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.
Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.