About the Organization:
Vesta is working to help reverse climate change with a triple pronged approach that 1) supports coastal communities in the fight against sea level rise, 2) mitigates climate change with permanent carbon removal, and 3) reduces harmful ocean acidity locally (learn more in this video). We do this through Coastal Carbon Capture (CCC), a highly scalable nature-based approach to permanent carbon dioxide removal. It works by adding a natural carbon removing sand to coastal areas, where it dissolves, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it as alkalinity.
Much of Vesta’s research is published in open-source journals for the global community in order to advance the safe and ethical applications of Ocean-based carbon dioxide removal. To continue this work, we are actively fundraising through the Coastal Carbon Capture Development Fund, a 501(c)(3). Vesta is a hybrid organization, and as such our team is also currently raising a Series A investment round into our Public Benefit Corporation.
Vesta is seeking an intern to assist its General Counsel’s growing public policy team in responding to requests for information from Federal and State governments as well as with Vesta’s stakeholder engagement and permitting activities. This position would focus on supporting the needs of Vesta’s recently hired Director of Policy, including background research but also direct engagement with stakeholders.
The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated academic interest in learning and facilitating research into carbon removal law and policy. A scientific background is a plus.
Time Commitment: 20 hours / week