Environmental Policy Coordinator (Intern)
About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents over 340 Silicon Valley companies on public policy issues, campaigns, and programs that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. The policy areas include energy, environment, tax, housing, health, transportation, education, and technology and innovation. Our member companies span many industries, and collectively provide 1 in 3 private-sector jobs in the region and contribute over $3 trillion to the global economy. More on the Leadership Group can be found here: https://www.svlg.org/.
About This Opportunity
This Coordinator position supports the work of the Leadership Group’s Environment Committee and team. We work to ensure long-term environmental and business sustainability by advocating for balanced, efficient, and effective policies and programs. The Environment Work Plan focuses on SF Bay wetlands restoration and regional resilience, climate change mitigation, reliable water supply, and zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure.
Coordinator duties may include, but are not limited to:
Tracking legislation and regulatory issues at the local, state, and federal levels
Conducting research on policies related to our policy priorities.
Drafting policy, regulatory, and programmatic memos on priority issues for members
Assisting with planning and communications for monthly committee meetings with member companies
Assisting in planning the annual Energy and Sustainability Summit held in the spring
Presenting Environment issues of interest to member companies
Updating content for webpage and social media accounts
Attending meetings, seminars, and roundtables with member companies, elected officials, and policy stakeholders as appropriate
Additionally, the Coordinator will take ownership of one “Home Run” project, based on the Coordinator’s interests and academic objectives and with the guidance of a full-time staff member. The Home Run project is a long-term assignment that the coordinator will work on over the duration of their internship. Coordinators are also encouraged to attend Leadership Group meetings and events during their internship to learn and network.
This is an unpaid internship position. However, college credit may be available through your school, and every Coordinator at the Leadership Group comes away with something concrete to point to on a resume and has the chance to mix and mingle with executives, elected and appointed officials, etc.
Interns must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Individual circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There will not be a regular/full time position offered at the conclusion of the internship. Coordinator/Interns are always encouraged to apply for openings with the Leadership Group after graduation.