Environment Policy Coordinator (Intern)
About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents approximately 350 Silicon Valley companies on public policy issues, campaigns, and programs that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. The areas of policy areas where we focus on 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 will support the work of the Leadership Group’s Environment Committee and professional staff.
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 the execution of monthly committee meetings and occasional public official roundtables with member companies;
- Presenting issues of interest to member companies;
- Updating content for relevant webpages 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 that is relevant to the Leadership Group’s priorities, 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.