Jobs & Internships



Policy Manager 
(UPDATE: applicant process closed on February 1, 2020. Thank you for your interest.)

CAC seeks to hire a Policy Manager responsible for managing its public policy program and advocacy activities to successfully impact law and policy throughout North Carolina and nationally, in alignment with CAC’s mission and core values.

Key objectives of this position are to: 1) advance policy and rulemaking that improves and protects air quality, promotes environmental justice, and has a positive impact on the climate crisis; 2) leverage the legal system to achieve strategic changes in case law; and 3) work with partners to further advance our annual legislative agenda. This position builds, strengthens, and maintains a statewide network of diverse organizations, public agencies, media contacts, and other partners to achieve our objectives. 

The ideal candidate should be outgoing, team-oriented, have a minimum of three years of public policy advocacy experience with a non-profit, and a strong commitment to helping grow a network of advocates to extend CAC’s reach statewide. This position reports to the Executive Director and is based in CAC’s office located in the Research Triangle Park, however, Charlotte-based candidates will be considered if they are willing to relocate.

Only online applications received by February 1, 2020 will be accepted.

No phone calls.

Clean Air Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and needs of the organization.


College students can earn course credit by serving as an intern for Clean Air Carolina at any time during the year. Interns are especially needed to work with the AirKeeper Citizen Science Program and Medical Advocates for Healthy Air during the spring and fall semesters. In the past, we’ve had interns from Davidson College’s Sustainability Scholars Program, Duke University’s Stanback Internship Program, Northeastern University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte.

2016 Intern Legislative Trip