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Energy Intern

Ohio Environmental Council, February 2, 2021

Time Commitment: 20 -25 hours per week

Schedule: May 31, 2021 for 10 weeks (flexible start and end date permitted)

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Supervisor: Miranda Leppla, Vice President of Energy

Deadline: March 1, 2021 

Remote WFH permitted, in-office work preferred, pending COVID-19 circumstances.

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks an intern to be part of our energy team for seasonal summer employment. Their portfolio of work will be focused on research, advocacy writing, and event planning. This internship will provide opportunities to build skills around coalition-building, policy analysis, and media outreach in Ohio.


Assist the OEC’s energy team to research policy opportunities, develop written communications, attend relevant legislative committee hearings, and plan events. The work will include:

  • Research and analyze energy policies affecting Ohio communities
  • Assist with any energy-related special events (virtual or in-person)
  • Develop public-facing fact sheets on various energy policies such as community solar, aggregation, electric vehicle charging stations, or other energy topics as assigned
  • Write an opinion editorial or letter-to-the-editor about the importance of regulating and reducing methane pollution 
  • Shadow energy team members in meetings with partners, lawmakers, and agency representatives as well as committee hearings at local city halls, Statehouse, and/or PUCO (virtually or in-person)


This internship is a paid seasonal position and will receive an hourly wage of $13 for 20 – 25 hours a week.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work independently and on a team
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite
  • Shares the OEC’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in the environmental movement and our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire and uplift staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject of “Energy Internship Application.” This application will close on March 1, 2021, with final decisions made by April 1, 2021 following an interview process.