Working with Us

The Clean Cities program offers opportunities to industry, organizations, government, businesses, and students. The program works with both large and small organizations through partnerships, projects, and internships, as well as through its Clean Cities coalitions. Join us to help cut petroleum use in communities across the country.

Coalitions

Clean Cities coalitions make an impact in their communities every day. Their activities stimulate local economies, facilitate the adoption of new transportation technologies, and make communities more energy independent.

Find your local Clean Cities coalition or learn more about starting a Clean Cities coalition, a great first step toward establishing partnerships that can cut petroleum use in your area.

Partnerships

Partnerships and collaborations are the foundation of Clean Cities' efforts to cut petroleum use. An active network of government agencies, industry representatives, community organizations, and businesses work through Clean Cities to exchange information and resources.

Learn more about joining the Clean Cities network of partners.

Projects

Since its inception in 1993, Clean Cities has funded more than 500 transportation projects nationwide through a competitive application process. These projects awards contribute to Clean Cities' primary goal of reducing petroleum use in the U.S. by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

Learn more about current Clean Cities projects and funding opportunities.

Workforce Development Program

Internship Applications

The application deadline has passed for the 2017 internships.

Please check back here again for 2018 application notices.

Clean Cities offers internships through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, which unites Clean Cities coalitions across the country with students interested in changing the future of on-road transportation.

Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, or environmental sciences.

Each year, students in the program work with Clean Cities coalitions to increase awareness of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and their potential for petroleum reduction. Interns work with coordinators and stakeholders in the community to plan events, analyze data, research markets, design websites, and promote initiatives through social media and public relations.

Students work on locally focused projects, such as planning and implementing the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, conducting fleet manager meetings, and working with campus fleet managers to promote the use of clean vehicle technologies.

Program Education

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program facilitates peer exchange and opens a direct line of education between industry experts by hosting webinars that feature current trends in social media and best practices in the field of public relations, as well as case studies from coalitions involved in the program.

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program facilitates peer exchange and opens a direct line of education between industry experts by hosting webinars that feature current trends in social media and best practices in the field of public relations, as well as case studies from coalitions involved in the program.

To learn about upcoming webinars for interns or for information about past webinars, contact Amanda McAlpin.

More Information

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is managed by Argonne National Laboratory. To learn more, contact Marcy Rood Werpy or Amanda McAlpin. Find more internship opportunities from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.