Frontier Group, research and public policy think tank that works to promote a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society, is seeking interns in our Boston office.
Interns will be assigned specific research projects to be completed over the course of the semester and will work with Frontier Group staff to identify data sources, develop a research plan, and carry out that plan. Examples of potential projects include compiling data on municipal policies that benefit the environment or documenting trends toward environmentally friendly transportation choices.
Frontier Group staff will work with the interns to guide the project, and to develop their research skills and ability to write accessibly about technical subjects. Interns will also be called upon to assist with projects led by Frontier Group staff as needed.
Exact schedule and hours will be set on a case to case basis, but candidates should plan for a serious time commitment (~8 hours a week). The internship will run for the duration of the fall academic semester.
This internship is targeted at undergraduate (junior year and above) and graduate students with strong research, analytical, and writing skills.
At minimum, candidates should be capable of:
· Conducting research that gets quickly to the heart of important policy issues.
· Writing clearly and accessibly about technically complex policies and issues.
· Fulfilling project goals and meeting deadlines.
Previous experience in journalism, political activism, debate, or quantitative research techniques are a plus, but are not necessary. Critical thinking and communications skills – as well as a drive to achieve social change – are a must.
Contact Rob Kerth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a resume and writing sample.
About Frontier Group
Frontier Group produces ideas and research to promote a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. We are issue experts, writers and analysts who recognize that good ideas must be coupled with organizing, advocacy and effective communication if they are to make a difference. Through our affiliation with the Public Interest Network, we partner with organizations on the ground in states across the country and in Washington, D.C., to disseminate our work and improve public policy.
Since 1996, Frontier Group has produced more than 200 reports, white papers, fact sheets, op-eds and testimonies that document social problems and propose powerful solutions. Our work has helped pave the way for policy changes to expand America’s use of renewable energy, reduce our contribution to global warming, and protect the public from dangerous chemicals, among other advances. For more information, visit www.frontiergroup.org.