Energy Efficiency Program Intern

Closing Date: 
Sat, 05/26/2018

C+C is a “good guy” communications agency with offices in Seattle, Portland, and Boston. We work with clients that positively impact their communities by inspiring people to choose energy-efficient LEDs; opt for sustainable seafood; be safer on the road; take public transit; save water; recycle; compost; protect shorelines; choose a safe sex plan; and carpool, and that’s just some of our work.

The Energy Efficiency Program Intern will primarily work within our “Energy Efficiency Pod”. The EE Pod works with utility partners, manufacturers, and retailers to bring energy savings to residential electric customers throughout the region. These utility programs involve thousands of products that save energy, water, and money for utility customers. We plan, implement, and market these utility programs from start to finish – this involves supporting retailers, implementing contracts with partners, keeping a pulse on newly emerging trends, planning events, developing signage for placement in retail stores, and more.

In the Energy Pod, we are experts at excel spreadsheets, whizzes at email follow up, and tactile with data. We also love to educate the public about how great energy efficiency is for the earth, and for the wallet!


As an Energy Efficiency Program Intern, you will support the residential energy management and retail rebate programs for several Puget Sound area utilities, as well as other energy efficiency-focused programs.  

You will work with the team to gain experience in the following:

  • Energy Efficiency

    • Learning about energy efficient products and checking them for qualification in the programs

    • Using your newly budding Excel mastery to update qualifying products lists, etc.

    • Updating C+C’s custom Salesforce-based CRM and products database

    • Creating and updating agreements with retailers, manufacturers, and utility partners

    • Managing material orders from the field

    • Visiting retailers throughout the region to check on products or place materials

    • Assisting management in development of quarterly reports and other metric reporting

    • Following internal policies, processes, and practices

  • Working with cross-departmental C+C teams

    • Staffing events (within Energy Pod and throughout C+C programs)

    • Assisting with additional projects as needed (could be anything from creating a list of social media influencers to drafting a client’s blog post)

  • Administrative

    • Covering the reception desk

    • Gathering and picking up materials in the company Prius or van

    • Running errands for project support


  • A great attitude and willingness to perform tasks both large and small

  • Interest in energy efficiency, data management, project management, and/or marketing

  • Superior attention to detail and excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrated writing skills (we will test your skill level!)

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Retail experience preferred but not required

  • Experience working with databases such as Salesforce a plus


You value inclusion and diversity and are open-minded and respectful. You sincerely care about our clients’ issues. You are ego-free. You’re flexible, positive, proactive, and results-oriented. You’re collaborative and value a work culture where great ideas can come from anywhere (yes, even interns!). You have a sense of humor. You’re kind.

C+C is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Picking up what we’re putting down? Please send resume and cover letter to and reference "Energy Efficiency Intern" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include a brief (300 words or less) response to the below:

  1. What intrigues you about working in the world of energy efficiency?

  2. Describe a project or situation where you needed to pay excellent attention to detail, and the steps you took to ensure success.

This position is a full-time, paid internship at $15/hr.