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Marketing & Communications 2023 Summer Intern

Build Your Future with RMI!  

Resume and Cover Letter required to be considered for this position. Please scroll down for further instructions.
Remote Eligible

Are you passionate about making the world a better place? Do you enjoy diving deep into research about climate change or sustainability? Do you tend to be curious about solving real-world problems? Do you work well with numbers and data? If yes, then become an RMI intern this summer! 
 We highly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply! 
Full consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, January 26th, 2023. 
We will not start the application review process until after the submission deadline. Due to the substantial number of applications received, it may take up to 5 weeks from the time we start reviewing to receive a response. We are working diligently and appreciate your patience. 
Internships are 12 weeks (about 3 months) in duration with the option to start on May 16th, 2023, or June 20th, 2023. Please note: The Duke University Stanback and Stanford University Schneider Fellowship Programs run for 11 weeks only. 
If you have issues submitting your application or uploading your documents, please email You will receive an email shortly after you apply confirming your submission has been received - this can go to spam, so please be sure to check there if you do not see it in your email inbox. 
Global Program Selections and Past Project Examples 
You will be asked to select one program for primary consideration, and two additional programs for second and third consideration out of the following areas; however, your application will be considered for all open internship positions on this posting. Programs listed are subject to change. To learn more about our Global Programs and each of their initiatives, please visit and to learn more about available summer 2023 projects for each program, please visit here.

  • Communications

The Communication Team is responsible for making sure RMI’s insights get to the right people at the right time and in the right way. This involves crafting strategies to acquire new audience members and more effectively engage our existing audiences.
About You (you may not have all of these and that’s okay!) 
  • You are currently enrolled in college, preferably as a junior or senior. We also consider masters level graduate students and recent grads. ​
  • Academic or professional experience in communications, marketing, event planning, public relations, journalism, and/or project management.
  • Familiarity with basic marketing data and analytics.
Application Requirements 
We suggest a 1–2-page resume that includes information about your academic background and work experience. Feel free to add additional sections that highlight any leadership roles you’ve held, relevant coursework, academic projects that you’ve completed, conference presentations, or any articles that have been published.  
Cover Letter  
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Be sure to answer the following questions in this document: 

  •  Tell us about why you chose to apply for an internship at RMI? 

  • What does Environmental and Climate Equity & Justice mean to you? 

  • Describe a project or work experience that you have done that you believe can contribute to your experience within RMI in an impactful way. What skills did you learn?   
Internship Benefits 

  • We offer an hourly compensation of $20/hr. 
  • We provide free coffee, snacks, and laughs in the offices. 
  • We offer several opportunities to connect with other RMIers each week, both in-person and virtually. 
  • You will experience a fun internship by participating in summer activities including our annual intern retreat that is held in-person! 
  • You can choose between full-time and part-time hours. 
  • You have the opportunity for a flexible work schedule including fully remote and/or hybrid. 
  • You do receive paid holidays during the summer. 
Interns can choose any of our U.S offices (New York City, New York; Washington, D.C.; Oakland, California; Boulder or Basalt, Colorado) or remote work in most cases. All interns must work in the US during the internship program and be able to get valid work authorization prior to the start date. There could also be opportunity to be an intern for RMI China and be in our China office if you have Chinese work authorization. 
Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At RMI, our mission is to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future for all. For this to happen, every single person needs to be a stakeholder in the energy transition. Recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve is critical to our success. We need the widest range of perspectives to understand the systems we are trying to change. That doesn’t just mean bringing a diverse team to the table; it also means working proactively to give all job seekers and employees equitable experiences. Visit our DEI page for more information on our DEI initiatives and commitments. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
About RMI 

RMI is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. Since our founding in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI’s chairman emeritus, we continue to grow and have a global reach and reputation. 
For 40 years, RMI has utilized our unique techno-economic expertise and whole-systems thinking to publish groundbreaking research and analysis. We bring together collaborations of rare reach, range, and expertise—creating unconventional partnerships and mobilizing action to drive change on the massive scale needed to combat the climate crisis. 
RMI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.