Chief of Staff Internship

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

The Office of the President at Resources for the Future (RFF)—an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC dedicated to improving environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement—is seeking to hire two creative, well organized, and hard-working interns to support the Chief of Staff. The interns must be able to take pride in helping to support both strategic projects and daily operations of a leading think tank.

The interns will work closely with RFF’s Chief of Staff to support the implementation of RFF’s Strategic Framework. This will include identifying ways to improve internal communication and information sharing, and researching and helping develop new projects related to the management of the organization. The interns will learn about managing organizational change in a time of strategic transition. In addition, the interns will gain first-hand experience with the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization, including managing the organization’s front desk. Interns may also have the opportunity to work with other members of RFF’s executive leadership.

Candidates must be working toward or recently graduated from a degree program at a university or college. This is a paid internship at $10.00 per hour. The internships will be around 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, primarily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Successful candidates will:

  • be proactive,
  • pay keen attention to detail,
  • be a strong communicator and writer,
  • have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills,
  • enjoy pursuing new ideas, and
  • be passionate about making things better, faster, and more effective.


  • Submit your application through our Career Page and upload PDFs to include a thoughtful cover letter, including your availability and three references, and a current resume.

RFF is located near Dupont Circle at 1616 P Street NW, DC. RFF does not pay transportation or parking costs. RFF can work with your school if you are interested in pursuing course credit through this internship.

Due to the anticipated interest in this opportunity, we will not be able to respond to telephone calls or emails.

RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. RFF is unable to provide a work visa for this position.