Current Job Openings

Research Assistant positions

The Georgetown Climate Center takes applications on a rolling basis for Research Assistants to support our work helping cities and states reduce carbon pollution (mitigation) and prepare for the impacts of climate change (adaptation).  We are seeking current law students for Summer 2019. These positions are only available to Georgetown University students, with a preference for law school students eligible for work study. We will also consider applicants from other undergraduate or graduate programs within Georgetown University.

Research Assistant - Mitigation Program

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Georgetown University students interested in working with the Center as Research Assistants (RAs) to support our work to reduce carbon pollution from mobile and stationary sources. The Climate Center works directly with states and the federal government on the development of energy, transportation, and climate change policies.  For example, the Center focused extensively in recent years on the development and implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan and continues to support the development and implementation of local, state, and federal policies. The Center also facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative — a collaboration that seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector across 11 states and Washington, DC. RA work involves research and analysis of legislation, regulations, policy options, and government programs. Other tasks include developing reports and presentations, helping with event preparations, and performing administrative tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with energy systems, U.S. energy markets, and major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To apply please send a cover letter, detailing your interest in the work of the Climate Center and how this position relates to your current areas of study, with your resume to James Bradbury (

Research Assistant - Adaptation Program

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Georgetown University students interested in working with the Center as Research Assistant(s) to support our work on a variety of cutting-edge projects analyzing and identifying best practices for how state and local governments are preparing for the impacts of climate change (including sea-level rise and equitable approaches to adaptation, among other topics). GCC distills and organizes adaptation resources for a range of state and local government practitioners through our Adaptation Clearinghouse (, an online database of adaptation resources, and other online tools (like our Green Infrastructure Toolkit). GCC is developing two new toolkits for state and local practitioners: one on equitable approaches to adaptation in cities and one on best practices for facilitating managed retreat from vulnerable coastal areas. RAs will work with Center staff to help in the development and design of these tools. RAs will research and write Clearinghouse resource summaries and case studies of innovative best practices that are being developed and implemented at the state and local levels for inclusion in forthcoming toolkits. Applicants should have strong research, writing, and editing skills. We prefer, but do not require, applicants who have prior experience working with state or local governments or who have worked on climate change, environmental, and/or land-use policy or law. We also prefer applicants that are work-study eligible. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Grannis (