GOPIF and GEO Internships

Summer 2023 Internships

The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation (GOPIF) and the Future has a limited number of paid full and part-time internship positions available for the summer of 2023. 

Interns for GOPIF work on a variety of projects to support the strategic initiatives of the offices, including implementation of the state’s climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait. The following summer intern positions are full- or part-time paid positions and run over a 8-to-10-week period between June and August 2023. 

The positions will involve a mix of remote and in-person work at GOPIF’s office in Augusta. GOPIF welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Prior coursework, employment, internships, volunteering, or other experience related to climate and public policy are welcome but not required from potential applicants. 

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to Cheryl Miller at by no later than April 30, 2023. 

GOPIF Climate and Equity Internship 

This internship position is part-time (10-20 hours a week). 

The GOPIF Climate and Equity Intern will support Maine’s goal to advance equity through the state’s climate response. The position will assist state efforts to support ongoing planning and implementation of the state’s climate strategies to ensure shared benefits across diverse populations in Maine. A specific focus of the position will be on developing tools and resources to support consideration of equity as part of the Maine Climate Council’s climate action planning process. The position will also support other GOPIF climate and equity activities as needed. 

This internship is a graduate level position. Strong candidates will have many of the following skills and experience: 

•    Pursuing a graduate level degree
•    Strong English communications and writing skills and ability to communicate effectively. A writing sample may be requested.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a diverse and inclusive team.
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft products – Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
•    Climate equity or justice, environmental justice experience or interest
•    Public policy research experience