GOPIF and GEO Internships

Last updated March 22, 2022

Summer 2022 Internships

The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation (GOPIF) and the Future has a limited number of paid internship positions available for the summer of 2022.

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 position is a full-time, paid position (up to 320 hours) and run over a 8-to-10-week period between June – August 2022.

The position will involve a mix of remote and in-person work at GOPIF’s office in Augusta as evolving state COVID-19 guidance allows. GOPIF welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Prior coursework, employment, internships, volunteering, or other experience related to climate and energy and public policy are welcome, but not required, from potential applicants.

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to Cheryl Miller at cheryl.miller@maine.gov by no later than April 22, 2022.

GOPIF Community Resilience Internship

The Community Resilience Partnership was launched on December 1, 2021 and provides grants and direct support to municipal and tribal governments to assist communities to reduce carbon emissions, transition to clean energy, and become more resilient to climate change effects such as to extreme weather, flooding, rising sea levels, public health impacts, and more. Grants are also available to service providers to support communities in preparing for climate action.

The GOPIF Community Resilience Internship will support the implementation of the Partnership, including support for peer learning opportunities, the development of case studies, tools and resources, and the use of data to evaluate program performance and progress toward climate goals. The position will also assist with efforts to identify best practices around assessing the climate vulnerability of state infrastructure and will support other GOPIF climate resilience activities as needed.

The Community Resilience 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.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and/or other data management applications will be a plus.
  • Climate adaptation policy or practice.