Clean Energy Internships Available

Are you interested in integrating real world experience into your college curriculum? Have you been considering a career path that includes making a positive environmental change? Does the thought of contributing your time to reducing greenhouse gases sound exciting and rewarding? An internship at the Climate and Energy Project might be what you’re looking for.

The Climate + Energy Project is a statewide nonprofit, working diligently toward a sustainable energy future in Kansas. CEP interns play a vital role in this ambitious undertaking: from researching latest developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, helping share important updates through social media and website, to being our boots on the ground at the statehouse.

CEP interns get a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge in areas of legislature, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

CEP interns connect theoretical knowledge to real life applications through meaningful  

assignments. While internships are unpaid, we feel the exposure and knowledge you will gain to be invaluable. CEP is currently hiring interns for the 2017 summer and fall semester. The  following positions are available:

Legislative Intern

The legislative intern will have an opportunity to attend Energy Committee meetings at the Kansas statehouse, write summaries of the discussions for advocacy groups, blogging, tweeting, and facebooking updates, researching specific documents as needed, helping to further engage people in the renewable energy and energy efficiency discussion.  

Political science, marketing,  communications, environmental science majors and law students, are welcome to apply.

Communications Intern

The Communications intern would update and maintain CEP's social media presence, assist in planning, writing, and managing of e-blasts and e-newsletters, draft and distribute news releases, media alerts and other stories, design flyers and other marketing materials, update the website regularly, and collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications.

Marketing, communications, and environmental science majors are welcome to apply.

Event Management Intern

The Event Management Intern will play an integral role in the planning, executing, and evaluating CEP's activities. An intern would plan, coordinate, and manage CEP events, coordinate with event partners and partner staff, manage a budget, work with a team to plan and execute all logistical items for CEP events, day of event management, and post event evaluation.

Marketing, communications and environmental science majors are welcome to apply.

Clean Energy = Clean Air Intern

Clean Energy = Clean Air is a public health initiative that seeks to inform the public of the connection between air quality and our health. An intern would identify current research to support our messaging that a transition to more renewable-sourced energy generation will lead to improved health. This is a great opportunity for a student to perform focused research in air quality, environmental justice, public health and public outreach.

Public health, public administration, communications, environmental science majors are welcome to apply.

Health Equity Intern

The Health Equity program is a public health initiative that is currently being developed, it will bring environmental leaders in Kansas together to collaborate on programs related to public health and energy efficiency. A Health Equity intern would identify current research to support our collaborated effort. This is a great opportunity for a student to engage with Kansas environmental leaders and perform focused work in public outreach, public health and, environmental justice as it relates to climate change.

Public health, communications, environmental science majors are welcome to apply.

Clean Energy Business Council Intern

The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) will bring business voices together to work towards greater clean energy access in KS and the greater KC area. CEBC will expand clean energy economic  opportunities and investments through common sense solutions and a variety of networking and educational resources. The CEBC intern will assist in coordinating events, updating and creating website resources, and identifying creative ways to further CEBC’s mission. Communication, marketing, economics,  and business administration majors passionate about corporate social responsibility are welcome to apply.  

To apply: please email your resume and cover letter to Jamie Hofling at

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