Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) and the Electrification Coalition (EC) seek an intern to assist our policy department by conducting research and analysis during winter/spring 2019.
Interns will be involved with SAFE’s current projects such as the Energy Security Fact Pack and the The Fuse, SAFE’s online information resource. They will also do research and analysis for publications on a variety of issues including energy market dynamics, geopolitics, alternative fuel vehicles, and autonomous transportation. Interns will gain firsthand experience working in energy policy.
SAFE’s interns have found full-time employment at companies such as Toshiba, PwC, and IHS, and organizations such as the World Bank and GAO.
Strong preference for graduate students, although highly qualified undergraduate students will be considered. The position is based in downtown Washington, D.C. Prior experience and/or current coursework in energy is strongly preferred. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week at $15 per hour. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application outlining your qualifications for the position. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
ABOUT SAFE AND THE EC
SAFE is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization committed to reducing America's dependence on oil and improving U.S. energy security in order to bolster national security and strengthen the economy. The EC is committed to promoting policies and activities that facilitate the mass deployment of electric vehicles.
Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), is an action oriented, non-ideological organization committed to reducing America’s dependence on oil to bolster national security and strengthen the economy. The organization has ambitious plans to advance energy security in the United States by expanding domestic oil and natural gas production, improving fuel efficiency, and accelerating the shift toward a transportation sector powered by a broader mix of diverse energy sources.
SAFE’s policy proposals have been embraced by the leaders of both major political parties. In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his plan to implement one of SAFE’s policy recommendations, the establishment of an Energy Security Trust, and credited the organization with coming up with the idea. In 2007, President George W. Bush used the State of the Union Address to propose a plan closely mirroring a SAFE proposal, which ultimately led to the first improvement in automotive fuel-economy standards in a generation.
SAFE made its public debut in 2005 with Oil ShockWave, a fast-paced and realistic war game exercise led by former U.S. cabinet members. It then formed partnerships with some of the country’s leading corporate executives and retired military officials to develop innovative methods to educate, communicate and advocate for policy solutions to America’s evolving energy issues. SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) is co-chaired by Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx Corporation, and General Jim Conway, USMC (Ret.), 34th Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps. In 2009, SAFE launched the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group of business executives representing the entire value chain of a proposed electrified transportation system, from automakers to utilities, to promote the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale. SAFE provides fact-based analysis of energy policy, markets, and trends through a combination of original research, high-profile public events, traditional and social media outlets, and public advocacy. The organization’s policy platform is truly non-partisan and encourages members of both major political parties to set aside long-held orthodoxies for the good of the country.
Location/Region: Washington, DC (US)