The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. ACEEE seeks an intern for its Energy Efficiency Economics and Financing Program.
The intern will provide a variety of research and program tasks supporting ACEEE’s work in energy efficiency financing. The successful candidate will be highly detail-oriented and will have strong writing and verbal communications skills. Independent research experience and strong quantitative background are desired. Some familiarity with energy-related issues and financing preferred. Depending on the circumstances of the applicant’s program, this could be a paid internship.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performing research and analysis on multiple policy issues with a focus on energy efficiency financing for commercial leased spaces. These efforts will contribute to an ACEEE research report.
2. Providing administrative support in planning for ACEEE’s 7th annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum.
3. Providing support to ACEEE economics and finance research staff and other related duties as assigned.
1. Candidate should be majoring in or holding a degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Political Science, or a related field with some course work in policy analysis.
2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies and financing preferred, but not required.
3. Strong Internet and interview-based research ability. Experience researching legislation and policy strongly preferred.
4. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
5. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.
Timing: This is a 12-week internship starting fall 2012. Start date is flexible based on the candidate’s availability. The project will require a time commitment of 20-40 hours/week.
To Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include start and end date availability. Please use “Financing Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. ACEEE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.