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  • Writer's pictureKyle Crider

White House Council on Environmental Quality 2021 Summer Internship Program -- Remote

Job Description

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a component of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Internship Program. This program will be remote and it begins Monday, June 7, 2021 and ends Friday, September 3, 2021. Interns are supervised by CEQ Staff, and provide critical research and writing assistance on a range of environmental policies, including but not limited to: implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, 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.

Job Requirements

CEQ seeks undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent college graduates who are highly motivated, willing to contribute where needed, and able to exercise professional judgment and maturity. In addition, applicants must be U.S. Citizens. There are no curricular requirements for selection as an intern; however, CEQ prefers applicants who have completed environmental policy coursework, and whose work experience demonstrates a commitment to environment, energy, or natural resources issues. CEQ also requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week, and preference will be given to applicants available full-time, 40 hours per week. This internship is unpaid, but CEQ will work with students who seek school credit for their uncompensated, volunteer service to CEQ.

Note: The White House has a zero-tolerance policy for drug use. You will be required to take a drug test prior to beginning your clerkship. Failure to pass the drug test will result in your immediate disqualification.


Send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) to Include the subject line: “2021 Summer Internship Program” in your email.


The deadline for the CEQ 2021 Fall Summer Internship is March 17, 2021



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