Thursday, April 14, 2016

PAID - FAA Office of Environment and Energy - apply by 4/29

Environmental Policy and Operations Division

Background:  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s mission is to ensure the safe and efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS). With more than 40,000 employees around the world, FAA is the largest agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation. The FAA Office of Environment and Energy (AEE) is an office within FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. AEE develops, recommends, and coordinates national aviation policy related to environment and energy matters, including noise, emissions, climate, environmental sustainability, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The office is a unique blend between policy and science, with employees who have advanced degrees in policy or law and others with educational backgrounds in the physical sciences, mathematics, and economics. The office regularly engages in meetings at the White House, on the Hill, with the aviation stakeholder groups, and with the Department of Transportation and other federal agencies. AEE employees have a strong passion for the environment and a keen interest in aviation.

Internship Responsibilities and Requirements:  The intern will work closely with Environmental Protection Specialists on a variety of policy topics, including climate change, community involvement, and NEPA. The intern will be exposed to the process of developing federal policy and guidance, as well as the intricacies of responding to Executive and Congressional requirements.

An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in and understanding of environmental policy, will be eager to learn about a fast-paced policy office, and will be excited about the idea of living and working in Washington, D.C. The ideal intern will also possess strong writing and communication skills.

Application Process:   If interested, please submit your resume along with a brief (one page) statement of interest. Your statement should indicate how you envision this internship in the Environmental Policy and Operations Division of AEE fitting into your professional and academic goals. All application materials must be received by Friday April 29. Please send your application materials to This is a paid internship.