Alexandra Kasdin, 2014, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Climate Central is a small non-profit, non-advocacy research and journalism organization that focuses on climate change. Because Climate Central is such a small organization, my internship afforded me exposure to many aspects of a non-profit, from development to publicity and communications. My main responsibility at Climate Central was to produce content that informed the public about issues related to climate change for the organization’s website. Climate change is one of the most nuanced, confusing, far-reaching, and controversial issues in the environmental sector today. Not only did my work with Climate Central help communicate clear and unbiased information about climate change and energy to the general public but it also helped me gain a better understanding of climate change and its impacts. After this summer, I still want to continue on my path towards becoming a scientifically informed policymaker in the field of conservation biology. Furthermore, my internship confirmed for me the importance of environmental education in determining and progressing towards sustainable solutions.