Atlas Public Policy is looking for a qualified paid policy intern to join our exciting policy tech firm for the summer of 2023. Atlas equips businesses and policymakers to make strategic, informed decisions that serve the public interest. We build analytical tools and dashboards using powerful, accessible technology, and offer expert advisory and convening services to tackle the pressing issues of the day. Our work focuses on building decarbonization, electric transportation, disinformation, and other aspects of climate policy.

A qualified person will be sharp, passionate, and capable of adapting to the evolving demands at Atlas.

This position is based in Washington, DC. Staff in DC follow a hybrid work model.

Atlas’s core customers are involved in the climate policy space, including public agencies from all levels of government, leading climate advocates in the non-profit sector, and top companies working on clean energy technology. Our work includes cutting edge research and development on critical climate-related policy issues, products that equip stakeholders with actionable information on clean energy markets, and strategic advising to key leaders in the climate space.

Atlas began in 2015 and has grown with increasing demand from our core set of public interest-focused customers. We engage all our staff in internal strategy development, and believe in work-life balance, career development, and cohesive team-oriented work.

The Work

  • Support original research and analyses on electric transportation, building decarbonization, and other areas of climate policy.
  • Support the writing of issue briefs, research reports, online data stories, and weekly digests using original or synthesis research.
  • Assist with data collection and validation for Atlas’s products, such as EV Hub, Buildings Hub, and Climate Program Portal.
  • Follow important developments in the electric vehicle, buildings, and climate policy space to contribute to ongoing work and enhance staff knowledge.

Desired Qualifications

  • Actively pursuing a Master’s degree or 1-2 years of relevant professional experience related to energy and/or climate policy;
  • Undergraduate degree in public policy, history, STEM, economics, social sciences, or related field;
  • Passionate writers preferred;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills;
  • Comfort with Microsoft 365 products;
  • Strong interest in realizing Atlas’s mission;
  • Ambitious, self-directed, but knows when to pause and seek assistance; and
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or other U.S. work authorization (please specify details in your application. Atlas does not offer sponsorship for permanent residency).

Starting Date: Summer 2023

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Time Commitment: Between 20 and 40 hours per week

Compensation: $25 per hour

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Atlas will hold interviews in mid-January 2023 with a decision by January 31st.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Atlas strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We also understand that having a staff that reflects the communities impacted by our work provides experience and knowledge that is essential to informing data-driven and equitable policy solutions. Our work, providing rigorous and nuanced analysis on electrification and other key policy challenges, requires the knowledge of environmental, economic, and historical policies and practices. Atlas is also committed to becoming a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in public policy.

Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and military spouses, formerly incarcerated people, religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We consider qualified applicants regardless of any legally protected characteristics.

Reasonable accommodations can be provided at all phases of the application and employment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, please contact