GOPIF/GEO Summer Internships

Last updated March 16, 2021

The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation (GOPIF) and the Future and the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) have a limited number of paid internship positions available for the summer of 2021. GOPIF/GEO welcomes applications from prospective undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate interns interested in climate and energy issues.

Interns for GOPIF/GEO work on a variety of projects to support the strategic initiatives of the offices, in particular implementation of the state’s climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait.

Internship opportunities are available in areas including:

  • Climate Science/Research
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate and Energy Equity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate and Energy Communications
  • Climate Education and Outreach
  • Environmentally Friendly Procurement

Based on experience and interest, interns may be assigned to one or more specific projects or project teams. General intern duties may include, but are not limited to, supporting public meetings, conducting independent research and interviews, writing case studies, performing data analysis, supporting planning processes, supporting outreach efforts, or contributing to digital projects such as data dashboards, websites and social media.

These positions are full-time, paid summer position (up to 300 hours) and run over an 8-to-10-week period between June-August. Given continued caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these positions are anticipated to be primarily virtual for the summer of 2021. Laptops and other associated technology to facilitate virtual work will be provided.

GEO/GOPIF welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Prior coursework, employment, internships, volunteering, or other experience related to climate and energy 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 noon on Friday, April 16, 2021.