Electric Vehicle Fellow, 2017

The ICCT is an independent, non-profit research organization that supports effective policy-making on climate change and public health by providing timely, accurate information and data-driven advice to regulators and other stakeholders. Organizations that the ICCT works with include the European Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance, the California Air Resources Board, and environmental, energy, and transportation ministries in China, India, Mexico, and Brazil.

The ICCT seeks a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic person to contribute to a wide range of research on electric vehicle technology and policies to promote advanced efficiency and plug-in electric vehicles. Representative work can be seen at these links to the ICCT’s electric vehicle page.

Position Responsibilities

  • Analyze best practices to promote the deployment of electric vehicles, critically assessing the role of regulations, incentives, fueling infrastructure, and consumer outreach programs;
  • Quantify energy-saving, emission-reduction, and cost implications of electric and other advanced efficiency vehicle technologies;
  • Collect data and maintain databases on vehicle technology data;
  • Help facilitate policy and technical exchanges for policymakers;
  • Develop relationships with other international experts, government officials, and local organizations;
  • Collaborate with ICCT staff on emerging projects based on need; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, transportation, chemistry, biology, physics, economics, or related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in vehicle technology, climate change, air quality, energy, environment, public health, or related topics; familiarity with environmental and energy challenges in the transportation sector preferred;
  • Excellent and demonstrated quantitative, analytical, and research skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and English communication skills, both written and verbal, plus reading and writing proficiency in a second language strongly preferred;
  • Superior proficiency with MS Office and other research software;
  • Great organization and collaboration skills, combined with flexibility and a positive attitude; and
  • English fluency required with proficiency in another language a bonus.

Position Details

The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. To be successful in our environment, you must be intellectually curious, self-directed, and able to work with people from across the globe. You must be able to translate technical information to a diverse audience of stakeholders. This is an immediate opening! Fellows are eligible for health and certain other benefits, including a commuting subsidy. We hope to fill one position each in our San Francisco, California, and Washington, DC, offices as soon as possible; the length of the Fellowship is negotiable, from 6 to 12 months.


Please send a cover letter, resume, any salary requirement, 1-2 relevant writing samples, three professional references, and your preference for the San Francisco or Washington DC office to internships@theicct.org (subject line: “EV Fellow – San Francisco” or “EV Fellow - Washington DC”). Please state your ideal start date. Salary to be determined based on experience and education. No calls, no follow-up emails, and no recruiters, please. Equal opportunity employer.

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