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Sustainability Intern — Denver, CO

Organization: Denver Public Schools

Job Title: Sustainability Intern

Location: Denver Metro Area

Hours and Compensation: At least 20 hours/week — Paid (unspecified)

Application Deadline: open until filled

Position Dates: Start Oct. 2012 for 6 months

Posted On: Sep. 17, 2012

Organization Overview

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of 162 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with a current total enrollment of 81,438 students. Of those, 58.0% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20.3% is Caucasian, and 14.5% is African American.  Sixty-eight percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.


This position will assist Sustainability staff with data collection, research, writing, design and production of educational materials for students and teachers. This position will also be performing utilities-based data research, analysis and trouble-shooting using utility tracking and management software Additionally, the Intern will assist with the coordination of various department programs by responding to inquiries, scheduling meetings and supporting staff with other tasks as needed. Job location will be in the downtown Denver area, with some travel around the Denver metro area. Denver Public Schools will work with intern to receive college credit if desired. Intern is expected to work 20 hours per week.


Ideally, the Energy and Sustainability Intern will possess the following:

attention to detail
ability to analyze technical data
a background in and passion for sustainability issues and interest in youth education
excellent writing skills used for internal and external communication
ability to act as point of contact for and confidently represent Department initiatives
ability to work well independently
demonstrated computer savvy – specifically web-based communication, social media facility and
MS Office Suite
research experience
effective multi-tasker
generally flexible and personally motivated

This internship provides the ideal setting for someone interested in gaining hands-on experience in
sustainability issues, energy use analysis, and non-profit education work.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and one-page writing sample to Laurel Mattrey at

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