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Summer Internship 2024 - Energy Program

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Project Background

The BPC Energy Team is focused on generating and advocating pragmatic clean energy policies through engagement with a broad set of stakeholders and experts from diverse political perspectives. We are working to forge coherent, evidence-based, and effective federal policies to responsibly drive a transition toward a cleaner low-carbon energy mix while maintaining economic growth.

The intern will work directly with BPC’s Energy Project team on analysis and research, event planning, monitoring news and congressional activity, blogging, communications activities, and administrative support. The intern will help support the Energy Project’s major initiatives in a number of possible areas, including:

  • Net-zero greenhouse gas policy frameworks
  • Power sector and industrial sector decarbonization policies
  • Energy innovation, technology development, and commercialization programs
  • The future of nuclear power
  • Policies to help advance carbon capture and storage technologies, including direct air capture
  • Opportunities for natural carbon solutions
  • Development of an offshore wind industry in the US
  • Responsible production of natural gas and petroleum
  • Energy infrastructure and permitting modernization


  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate school or be a recent grad
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks


BPC has a robust summer program. Interns work full time, and will receive a $6,000 stipend for ten weeks of work. Interns must be rising juniors or above. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate program or a recent graduate. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.

*Please note that our Summer internship will be hybrid program*


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.

Required materials (please submit as one PDF File):

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).

• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.

• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).


• Summer internships: March 1st

BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard.
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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