“Topping Interns” includes hundreds of students from more than 20 nations

John Topping Jr. worked to build an internship and fellowship program for students to engage in important climate research and policy projects. Climate Institute interns are given the opportunity to make hands-on contributions to exciting initiatives that have the potential to substantially help mitigate climate change. Interns and fellows often make meaningful connections with policy makers, scientists, and business leaders that can help advance their careers in the environmental community. Many Climate Institute interns go on to achieve successful careers in a wide variety of fields.

Many past interns have had the opportunity to engage in a range of research projects and create papers on a variety of topics. We are looking for bright and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate students willing to help advance important science and policy projects. 

Climate Institute interns and fellows are currently virtual, with some opportunities for in-person meetings in Washington D.C. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to: info@climate.org  Subject: Climate Institute internship

At present, all of our internships are unpaid.

Communications Internship

The Climate Institute is seeking interns to help with a range of communications and digital media projects, including work to:

-        Create content and post/share on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;

-        Review social media pages and recommend best practices;

-        Assist with content development for Climate.org (WordPress knowledge a plus);

-        Research breaking news stories and new reports on climate change;

-        When necessary, help write press releases and coordinate events;

-        Stay current on climate issues and help share through Climate Institute vehicles.

Research Interns

The Climate Institute works with a number of partners on different projects around the country. When these projects are available, Research Interns are assigned to work on partner projects with supervision from partner organizations.

Apply for an Internship