The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) works with partners across the state to promote renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. Our campaigns focus on passing legislation that will dramatically reduce climate change pollution in Maryland, while cleaning up our air, improving the health of our communities, and creating good-paying new jobs.

We’re looking for smart, talented students for spring internships to stand up and take climate action. Apply today!

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the only group in the Chesapeake region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. dedicated exclusively to building a powerful grassroots movement to fight climate change. Our mission is to build the kind of movement it will take to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, around the country and around the world.

We have won some big victories in Maryland. We were the first state with natural gas reserves to legislatively ban fracking, and we have the strongest renewable electricity standard of any state with bipartisan control of the government. 

Now, we are taking proactive steps to stop the expansion of gas in our state by working to ensure all MD buildings are fully electric!


  • A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
  • An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away
  • A willingness to work hard
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong dedication to justice, equity, and inclusion

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be performed remote.


Internships are typically 15-30 hours per week from January to May. Exact timing to be determined based on your course schedule.

Internships at CCAN are primarily education-focused, to arm you with experience toward your career and life goals. Interns receive a limited reimbursement for incidental expenditures. We encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and we will support these pursuits in any way we can.


To apply, please fill out this Google Form Application by 11:59 PM ET, November 21, 2021, where you will be prompted to upload your resume.

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