Summer 2022 Internship Program

Title: Summer 2022 Interns

Location: Washington, D.C.

Type: Part-time or Full-time available

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis with preference to applicants by June 1, 2022


About GCSE

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is opening its summer internship program to current higher education students, recent graduates or individuals with equivalent and relevant experience to engage in a mission-driven and environmentally-oriented summer internship program. The work of GCSE spans boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. GCSE engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. GCSE was formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Please read the GCSE Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Justice and Access. 


About You

Interns will have the opportunity to grow and gain experience at an international NGO as they work directly with staff on substantive initiatives and dynamic projects. We are seeking interns to work in specific focus areas stated below. In your cover letter please indicate which focus you are interested in.
The internship program will be based out of our offices in Washington, DC. 


Each intern will receive a monthly stipend. This program requires a minimum 6-week commitment, with flexibility and opportunity for extension. Interns are expected to keep a consistent schedule between the hours of 9am - 5pm EST throughout the summer based on full-time or part-time status. We will work with you and/or your university if you will be pursuing course credit.


Communications Intern

  1. Support GCSE in key initiatives to grow and engage through social media
  2. Create, edit and write materials such as social media posts, graphics, news releases and website content
  3. Assist in curation and preparation of informative content for regular member newsletters

Research Intern 

  1. Support research initiatives including managing data and documenting analysis procedures  
  2. Develop content for science policy briefs, website, or newsletter on relevant topics
  3. Research current events and changes relating to science policy and decision-making at the domestic and international scale
    1. Track policy issues relevant to GCSE member institutions (e.g. environmental sustainability, resilience, policy specifically focused on science e.g., climate science, biodiversity, etc., resource security), including budget and appropriations legislation 

Events Intern 

  1. Assist with planning and coordinating special events, both virtual and in-person
  2. Aid in preparation, printing, and distribution of materials including save-the-dates, invitations, awards, nametags, signage, and other supporting materials
  3. Maintain accurate event information, including website, registration and attendance list, etc.
  4. Assist with coordination of event follow-up, including circulating event photographs, press releases, and social media updates


  1. Participate in bi-weekly GCSE staff meetings, schedules permitting 


Required Qualifications

  • Be a current higher education student or recent graduate
    • Or have equivalent and relevant experience 

Desired Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates are highly motivated and well performing individuals with demonstrated interest in environmental and scientific fields
  • Relevant majors for each internship team preferred but not required
  • Previous experience in the applicable department focus a plus
  • Strong team player and welcoming & curious of other perspectives and ideas
  • Excellent communication, editing and writing skills
  • Experience with Google Drive and MS Office
  • Highly detail-oriented and able to take initiative 


Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to to be considered for this position. 

Individuals applying should indicate the team they are applying for in the subject line. Example: “Communications Intern Application”. 


Equal Employment Opportunity

GCSE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons and to prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other protected status and/or conditions specified in federal and local civil rights laws.