Website The White House

Location: Washington, DC


CEQ interns are supervised by CEQ Staff, and provide critical research and writing assistance on a range of environmental policies such as: implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, resilience, public lands, water, and transportation. Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, interns have the opportunity to perform diverse and substantive policy work. Duties include but are not limited to: researching policy issues; assisting the staff in drafting fact sheets, memos, and blogs; attending meetings; liaising with external stakeholders; managing projects; performing administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned.  The office environment is fast paced, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements.


CEQ seeks current undergraduate and graduate students who are:

  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to contribute where needed
  • Ability to handle fast-paced and quick turnaround assignments
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and maturity
  • Computer literacy

There are no curricular requirements for selection as an intern; however, CEQ prefers applicants who have completed relevant coursework, and whose work experience demonstrates a commitment to environment, climate change, or natural resource issues.

CEQ offers part-time (16 – 34 hours per week) and full-time (minimum 35 hours per week) internships, with a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week. This is a paid internship and it is in person in Washington, D.C. Interns may not receive a separate outside source of funding from any third-party organization in connection with their participation in the CEQ internship. Please note that living accommodations and relocation support will not be provided. All interns must indicate their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to the start of the program and must adhere to any White House-determined COVID-19 protocols. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and if selected will be required to undergo a background check.

CEQ may consider applications from prospective interns on a rolling basis. However, we encourage applicants to abide by the following dates and deadlines:


Applications for the Fall Session are due Friday, June 24th.

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