Category: Washington, DC

Durham – Self-Help Credit Union – Federal Policy Intern

Internship Program:

Self-Help/CRL offers a 10-week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Participants may also expand their knowledge of The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) works which ensures a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all credit-worthy borrowers, regardless of their income Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:

The Federal Policy Intern will help to advance strategies that increase strong consumer protection and responsible lending policies. This assignment may be based in either Washington, DC or Durham, NC.

Essential Responsibilities:

– Play a key role in federal campaigns, including developing social media toolkits, creating graphics for social media, and participating in campaign strategy development
– Support federal policy team with administrative tasks
– Assist the federal policy team (Ex. Research Congressional members and their districts, create spreadsheets to track information about federal rule comment letters from partner organizations, etc)
– Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Credentials, Experience and Skills:

– Enrollment in undergraduate degree program.
– Preference for rising junior or senior with major in political science or other relevant majors preferred but others will be considered as well.
– Experience with social media platforms (twitter, Instagram, etc)
– Experience developing social media graphics and posts
– Strong writing skills including research, outlining, editing

Compensation: TBD


Please apply for this assignment on our Internship Careers Page or the CRL Careers Page. Please upload a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume with your application. Applications must be submitted by summer to ensure consideration.

About Us:

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to ensure a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all. Through research, legal analysis, policy development, and state and national advocacy engagement, CRL fights for economic equity for underserved communities—particularly Black and brown communities and low-to-middle income families. CRL’s staff reflect a collective commitment to eliminating systemic injustice in America’s financial services. Learn more at

CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided more than $9 billion dollars in financing to help 164,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses, and strengthen community resources.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.

Washington, DC – Redball Energy – Junior Asset Manager

Redball is an owner of renewable energy producing assets. It engages in renewable energy projects in various parts of the United States.

Position Expectations:

Redball is seeking an entry-level candidate to join a fast-growing solar distributed generation company as a key member of the asset management team. The Junior Asset Manager will have responsibility for assisting in the management of the ongoing operations of portfolios of solar projects and monitoring their financial and operational performance. The Junior Asset Manager will also support the portfolio management leadership in administering complex financing structures, investor reporting, budgeting, and the sale of environmental commodities.

Specific Job Functions:

• Monitor and manage performance of a +$50M solar project portfolio across multiple states
• Perform financial analysis for solar projects
• Manage relationship with contract counterparties
• Prepare periodic asset management reports (including operational and financial performance)
• Present oral or written reports on operating projects, financial results, and research
• Identify and initiate optimization efforts on operations within the Asset Management department
• Work with management to facilitate the onboarding of additional portfolios of solar projects
• Generate and send out invoices and manage accounts payable
• Assist in budget creation and budget monitoring
• Develop an understanding of different electricity and capital markets for electricity generating assets (incentive programs, tax equity structures, and non-recourse debt)
• Quickly adapt and interact with the Soltage asset management software platform
• Additional responsibilities as assigned


• Bachelors degree
• Demonstrated interest in renewable energy through work experience, projects, or coursework
• Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven analytical and mathematical capabilities
• Superior listening, critical thinking, and writing and presentation skills
• An eagerness to learn about an exciting and fast-growing industry
• High degree of attention to detail

Washington, DC (Remote) – Redball Energy – Energy Finance and Investment Analyst

Redball is seeking an Energy Finance Analyst that will support the Asset Management Group’s work on behalf of its third-party institutional investor clients. The Asset Management team helps Redball manage their solar investments through transaction monitoring, financial analysis and advisory services and also supports Redball’s strategic vision by monitoring the company’s direct investments managing financial exposure from existing contracts and advising the company on strategic initiatives.

Redball is a renewable energy holding company focused on acquiring, holding, and managing renewable energy assets in the United States. Redball’s mission is to democratize renewable energy for social good.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyze tax equity financial structures to provide guidance to management and investor partners on tax structuring and financial results
• Investigate sources of underperformance of utility and distributed generation solar assets using remote data acquisition systems and provide guidance to stakeholders
• Perform credit analysis on utility, financial, and solar developer counterparties
• Design and maintain investor reporting utilizing solar data systems, partner reports, and advanced Microsoft office tools.
• Assist with the favorable resolution of operational issues and contractual disputes and communicate complex technical or financial issues to investors and other stakeholders
• Provide regular financial updates to investors on project performance and financial returns
• Participate in regular meetings with investors and counterparties
• Support other Asset Management Group functions as needed

A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

• Bachelor or master’s degree in finance, economics, business or related field
• Passion and Interest in solar, renewable energy
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to succinctly summarize complex financial and technical issues, both in writing and verbally
• Ability to organize and manage work flows across different teams and individuals
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint with financial modeling experience

Location & Hours: This is a full-time role with a team based in the Washington, DC Metro Area

Virginia – Aptive Environmental – Summer Sales Intern

Company Background:

Aptive offers leading-edge environmentally responsible pest control services and has been dubbed “The Google of the pest control industry.” Aptive founders sold their first company in 2011 for $30 million, 2nd in 2016 for $135 Million, and formed Aptive in 2016. In only 3 years, Aptive is the fastest growing service company and pest control company in the nation. It is the youngest company on the “2019 Top 100 Companies to Work For”–three spots behind Apple and just ahead of Goldman Sachs. Aptive was the nation’s 7th largest pest control company in 2018, and adding more accounts in 2018 than the next 5 companies combined, it is on track to the be the 4th largest pest company in 2019. Aptive has an incredible culture for students to be a part of, learn from, and grow in. Aptive helps people succeed as professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Additionally, the company is hugely service-oriented. We finance and volunteer for an in-house charity that builds schools in South America, and we raised nearly $250,000 in 2018 for reducing mosquito-spread Malaria in Africa as a partner with the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets initiative.

We are hiring for 5 positions in summer 2022:

-Sales interns and professionals (With training provided, this is our most coveted, lucrative, and educational position–these spots fill up in early Spring)
-Digital marketing specialists (spots may be filled come January)
-Service professionals (learn environmentally responsible integrated pest management)
-Customer service specialists (learn how to manage and handle customers)
-Administrative support


-Strong work-ethic, perseverance
-Honest and reliable
-Good communication skills
-Teachable and eager to learn
-Desire to grow and contribute to a strong company culture
-Ability to work on a team and with others
-Capacity to work outdoors, in variable conditions
-Fun 🙂


-Hourly positions are paid $10-18 depending on the position, office, and experience; OT available
-Sales positions have a tiered commission structure
-Sales positions should make no less than $13,000 in a first summer, with those who commit to training often earning over $20,000
-Aptive is happy to review statistical performance of past teams to allow interns and new hires to gauge what they can expect

The Why:

The culture, the nation-leading training, the teams, the leadership, the skillset, the pay, and the experience gained are unbeatable and incomparable. Earn more money, learn better skills, grow more than anywhere else, and experience an awesome culture—find out what makes Aptive the top internship and job for college students.

Empower yourself to graduate debt free. Learn the skills to start your own business. Show the leadership to quickly move into management in future jobs.

Sites for Research:

How to Follow-up:

-Submit a resume Requesting an interview
-Attend a recruiting event, coffee chat, or information session to learn more
-Visit us at a career fair


We recruit through the Fall, and in the Winter/Spring until positions fill (typically early to late February). Our training program begins in January and February and runs through early April. This training program is coveted by other companies (we outperform the closest competitor by 60 percent largely due to our training, along with leadership, resources, and other tools). The sooner people join, the better acquainted they will be with our training program and the more successful they will be in our company.

Contact Us:

Please submit resume to Alternatively, you can call or text to request an interview at 704-345-0163

Boston, Chicago, Washington DC and Sacramento – Environment America Fellows

Environment America (the national chapter) is dedicated to training and developing our new staff. In a three week intensive course, we equip new fellows with skills to successfully lobby elected officials, write and pitch the media, build powerful coalitions, and manage social media. Fellows make a real difference on cutting edge campaigns that promote a greener, healthier world. We are looking for applicants that are passionate and don’t shy away from hard work and long hours. Our campaigns range from promoting 100% renewable energy commitments to banning single-use plastic, to holding big polluters accountable in a court of law. Click here to learn more about our work and here to apply to be a fellow with Environment America.


Washington DC / Baltimore – Legends of Learning – Summer Associate

Founded by Duke BME graduate Vadim Polikov (Pratt, ‘03 and PhD, ‘09), Legends of Learning is building the future of game-based learning. With a marketplace of 1000+ curriculum-aligned science and math games, we are transforming classrooms into fun, productive learning environments. Our games are used by over 1.2M students in 20K schools and growing fast. We are also the creators of Legends Academy, a 3D adventure role-playing game, for kids to explore and learn through gaming at home. We were recently named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington area by the Washington Business Journal.

We’re looking for a summer intern to help with multiple facets of the business. A core portion of your role will be supporting the Developer Community Manager, who oversees new incoming games for the platform, as we prepare for our upcoming Math product release at the end of the summer. Other roles may include customer success and marketing/analytics, or others based on your interest and skillset.

What we’re looking for in candidates:

  • Interest in entrepreneurship
  • Record of working in small, collaborative teams
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Technically savvy
  • Concise communicator, both verbal and written
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, curious, and open-minded
  • Students of all years are welcome to apply


  • Weekly CEO-led entrepreneurial seminar
  • Experienced management team with multiple successful startup exits
  • 2 day a week work from home schedule
  • $13.25/hour compensation

Start Date: June 3rd

End Date: ~August 9th, flexible

To apply:

Email your Resume and Cover Letter to with subject line: Legends of Learning Internship Summer 2019

NYC and DC – The Tuesday Company – Internships

I am thrilled to share that my political tech startup, The Tuesday Company, is hiring summer interns. As a Duke alum (T’17) I’d love to invite Duke I&E students to apply. These are unpaid internships, so we are hoping that students are able to get university credit or scholarships.

The Tuesday Company is a progressive, political tech startup. Our app, Team, gives advocacy groups, campaigns, and unions the infrastructure to engage, scale, and activate powerful digital communities. With Team, we can reach as many people as possible and share important information, bring more voices into the discussion, and empower our friends to take action.

Our work is rooted in the conviction that supporting progressive movements will build the future that we believe in. By lowering the barriers to civic engagement, especially for millennials, low-income folks, and communities of color, we are making that future a reality.

This summer, we’re looking for smart and motivated interns to join our NYC and DC team. See for more info!