About Us

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve the distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with investors, philanthropists, and other NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to verify them to rigorous carbon standards. In collaboration with JP Morgan Climate Care, Impact Carbon developed the first Gold Standard cookstove carbon project. Impact Carbon now has 5 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description

Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated Program Intern interested in clean energy, international development, or international health. The Internship requires excellent analytical skills, strong writing skills and practical business thinking. An understanding of social science methods is preferred.

The Program Intern will be responsible for assisting with Impact Carbon emissions reduction projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as key organizational initiatives that supplement Impact Carbon’s project development work such as social marketing and media strategy, technical assistance and fundraising.

Essential Attributes

  • Strong and creative leadership skills
  • Passionate about Impact Carbon’s mission, with basic knowledge of climate change, carbon markets, and international health and development
  • Ability to work independently and multitask,
  • Exceptional written, oral communication and presentation skills, and
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review and edit project documentation.
  • Assist in the development and creation of organizational marketing collateral.
  • Assist in the development of organizational marketing and media strategy.
  • Assist in Impact Carbon website development and other web-based projects such as The Social Marketplace (http://thesocialmarketplace.org). Develop relationships with content providers, write copy, find and post content, conduct outreach to potential web collaborators.
  • Manage early stage correspondence with potential project partners.
  • Assist in performing early stage diligence on potential projects.
  • Perform outreach to business partners and carbon brokers.
  • Maintain technical and information systems in office.
  • Collect and improve resource library. Work with staff to develop office information systems.
  • Assist in researching funding opportunities and writing grant proposals.

Skills and Experience

  • Completed or in the process of completing a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in developing country contexts preferred


The Carbon Finance Intern will receive a $100 per week stipend.

How to Apply

Please email a short cover letter and resume to Caitlyn Toombs – ctoombs at impactcarbon.org

Use the subject “Program Intern” in all e-mail correspondence.
No phone calls or posted mail applications, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

<i>For more information visit the Impact Carbon website.</i>