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Communications Intern

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  • Company / Organization:

    Climate XChange

  • Location:

    Remote. Must be a Massachusetts resident or attend a Massachusetts-based university.

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  • Opportunity Description

    Climate XChange’s (CXC) mission is to achieve a rapid and equitable transition towards a zero-emissions economy by advancing state climate policy. We achieve this through our State Climate Policy Dashboard (Dashboard) and State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) for climate advocates and officials across all 50 states.

    Climate XChange publishes articles, reports, and blog posts which are shared through our bi-weekly newsletter and social media. The majority of articles are part of our Dashboard Digest, a series which explains in detail the policies that we track on our Dashboard.

    The Communications Intern works closely with the Communications Manager to research climate policy topics and create article outlines, draft copy for social media platforms, compile website analytics data, and assist with management of the organization’s CRM database, EveryAction.


    Key Responsibilities


    Articles and Social Media


    • Support the creation of articles by researching state climate policy topics and creating outlines
    • Assist with writing articles, as needed
    • Assist Communications Manager drafting copy and scheduling posts for articles and events on social media platforms


    Website analytics


    • Assist with tracking Climate XChange website analytics and compiling regular reports


    Contact Management


    • Assist with updating contacts and compiling reports in the organization’s Customer Relationship Management platform, EveryAction


    Relevant experience and skills


    • Strong written and verbal communication
    • Experience writing blogs and other tailored content for an organization
    • Excellent time management
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Familiarity with social media management and planning
    • General knowledge of climate change policy topics preferred
    • Proficiency with spreadsheets preferred
    • Google Analytics and CRM experience not necessary


    Applicants must meet MassCEC internship requirements. To participate in the Clean Energy Internship Program, a student must:


    • Be a Massachusetts resident with proof of residency, OR
    • Attend a college, university, or training program located in Massachusetts


    In addition, eligible students must meet one (1) of the following:


    • Students must have completed at least their freshman year of college (24 credits) the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
    • Students who attend or attended a community college (or 2‐year Associate program) must have completed at least 24 credits.
    • Graduate students must be currently enrolled in their program or have completed it within the last year.
    • If a student has attended a training program, that program must have been completed within the last year.


    Students who are not eligible:


    • Law School students or PhD candidates
    • Students who have been previously enrolled or matriculated in a PhD or EdD program