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Communications Manager



Reports To:

Vice President of Communications

Position Description:

The Communications Manager will report directly to the Vice President of Communications and will work collaboratively with the programs, policy, membership and events departments to help increase brand awareness for ACORE, while strengthening our reputation as a leader on cross-cutting renewable energy business and policy issues.

We are looking for a talented self-starter with a keen attention to detail. He/she must have excellent writing skills, knowledge of the energy industry and federal legislative and regulatory processes are a plus. The right individual for this job will be driven to create engaging content that promotes and defends America’s renewable energy sector.

Key Job Duties:

  • Craft and distribute ACORE’s daily and weekly newsletters, including the Renewable Business Daily, Renewable Business Review and the ACORE Member Update
  • Write, edit and proofread a wide variety of written content (e.g., press releases, op-eds, blogs, fact sheets, newsletters, issue briefs, executive quotes, talking points)
  • Monitor industry news, identifying opportunities for ACORE to weigh in and ensuring the organization is current on key topics
  • Work with the Vice President of Communications to collect and analyze data, including earned media coverage, website analytics, email marketing reports, and social media metrics
  • Manage regular updates to marketing and content calendars to inform the roll-out of various organizational products and events
  • Manage ACORE’s speakers’ bureau program and press lists in close coordination with the VP of Communications
  • Draft and schedule compelling content as needed for ACORE’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and website
  • Supervise interns on best practices, tools, and departmental procedures and protocols
  • Perform other tasks and miscellaneous support duties as assigned

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English or relevant field
  • Three to five years of PR/communications experience, preferably at an agency, trade association, Congressional office or clean energy company
  • Superb writing, editing, and proofreading skills (AP style) and a demonstrated ability to translate complex information into clean, concise and engaging copy
  • Facility to adapt to change and prioritize multiple tasks effectively under deadline pressure
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, approaching issues with a nonpartisan, objective mindset
  • Working knowledge of media monitoring tools and digital services, such as Sprout Social, Muck Rack, WordPress and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, highlighting your specific qualifications for the position and a personal resume to: Interviews will be promptly scheduled with candidates that best fit the requirements enumerated above.


Internship applications are welcome from students and recent graduates who are committed to making renewable energy the focus of their career paths.

Intern program participants engage in research, writing and cross-departmental assistance based on their interests and the organization’s current focus. During ACORE’s internship, one of the main focus is the development and presentation of an individual research project. This project focuses the intern’s attention and knowledge on a particular facet of the renewable energy industry, preparing them to seek a job in that area. Interns work on their papers by researching a topic of their choosing and interviewing members of the renewable energy sector, as well as potential employers, through personal introductions by staff and networking opportunities.

Interns support the ACORE departments listed below:







Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of career paths are of interest to you. Please indicate particular ACORE department(s) for which you are applying.

Intern Session Timelines

Fall Session: apply by August 3, 2018
Spring Session: apply by November 16, 2018
Summer Session: apply by March 8, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply? Internship applications are welcome from rising seniors, new graduates and graduate students personally committed to making renewable energy the focus of their future career. We welcome applications from many majors, and from all U.S. universities. Please note that ACORE does not assist with obtaining visas to work/study in the U.S.

Where will you intern? Internships are based in our Washington, D.C. offices. Remote or web-based internships are not available.

What is expected of you as an intern? As an ACORE intern,  you are expected to work with staff to identify, define and pursue a project of interest that will form the core content of your work. Some interns know what project they want to pursue before starting; others define the project after arriving at the organization. The core project is designed to help you gain specialized knowledge in one area of the renewable energy industry. Most interns will spend 25-50 percent of their total time focused on their core project. In addition to the project, you are expected to delve into the resources provided to you by the staff to gain a broad-based understanding of the industry.

In the space of networking and industry exploration, you are expected to take advantage of all opportunities to attend lectures, briefing, conferences and networking events to gain a broader understanding of the numerous organizations and viewpoints in the space. Keeping your job search in mind, you will be expected to work out a personal informational interviewing plan, identifying individuals working in your areas of career interest, to gain a better understanding of future opportunities. Lastly, as a team player in a fast-paced office, we ask that you assist with administrative tasks as assigned.

Are the internships full-time or part-time? Internships are customized to individual interns’ schedules. Most internships are 2 or 3 full days per week for 3 to 4 months. Based on your individual academic schedule and availability, full-time internships are available. The internship program is unpaid. Many participants who are not currently enrolled in school choose to work part-time alongside a part-time internship.