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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
New York, New York, United States of America
JOB #R2204417

2023 Summer Intern, Climate Center (Undergraduate)

2023 Summer Intern, Climate Center (Undergradute)

ICF supports government and private-sector clients in efforts to transition to a low-emission future and more resilient to the impacts of climate change.  We develop emissions inventories and carbon footprints; conduct greenhouse gas mitigation policy analyses; develop climate action plans and resilience plans; and more.

The ICF Climate Center offers compelling research and unique insights that help organizations establish clear, practical pathways forward through the combination of climate science, predictive analytics and deep engagement.  We are currently hiring Climate Center Interns from a diverse range of backgrounds and majors to join our team in Summer 2023.  This position will be located in one of our offices across the country taking into account candidate’s preference, for example including Washington DC area, Los Angeles, New York.

Interns will be part of a cohort of up to 4 interns from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and schools.  Interns will support our permanent staff in completing projects and will also work with their cohort to contribute to a shared ICF Climate Center Flagship Report.  You will learn about the latest topics in climate change mitigation and resilience, and cutting-edge solutions to implement climate action solutions.  You will also gain insight into the field of consulting, including executing small group projects to meet the needs of a client or the Climate Center. 

As a Climate Center Intern, you will:

  • Collaborate on projects related to energy and environmental markets, greenhouse gas inventories and mitigation analyses, climate change communication including stakeholder engagement, climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation and resiliency planning, climate justice and social equity.
  • Contribute to a Climate Center flagship report that drives attention and engagement to the Climate Center.
  • Perform quantitative problem-solving, data collection and analysis.
  • Review literature, conduct research, and synthesize findings into summaries and reports for both technical and general audiences.
  • Translate technical climate science and risk management topics into terms that are meaningful to more general audiences.
  • Provide logistical and planning support for meetings, workshops and webinars.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in applying your course work to climate/sustainability related areas
  • The ability to work in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred majors include (but are not limited to) Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Climate & Meteorology, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy, Climate Science, Public Policy, Business Administration, Communications and Hard Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc)
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during summer 2023.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Washington, DC (DC02)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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