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Education Internship – Washington, D.C.

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: Education Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 38 hours/week. $11/hour in addition to a monthly WMATA transportation stipend.

Position Dates: Start June 10, 2013.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2013.

Posted On: April 25, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and energy security.


Join a team of dedicated individuals working directly with schools and universities across the country to incorporate energy efficiency into education. Our programs work with pre-school students, all the way up to graduate students and we pride ourselves on running educational programs that involve learning by doing. We empower students to find energy savings which in 2011 led to savings of over $1,296,000. K-12 schools in our program reduce their electricity use by 5 -15%. We need smart, creative, hardworking, people to join our team.

You will get a chance to work with a mix of different education programs, learn how to manage national programs, be involved in program design, help develop new program resources and marketing materials. This position requires someone who understands that the day to day logistics support is important to support project goals for multiyear programs. It requires someone who can think creatively about ways to reach students in traditional and non-traditional classroom settings in dynamic and engaging ways. This position also requires someone who is comfortable working with data sets and metric which we use to evaluate our impact.

Interns work on substantive projects and have significant responsibilities. Each intern will work with the education intern coordinator to design a showcase project during your internship term. When you leave us, you are going to have new skills on your resume and specific accomplishments to reference. Past projects have included creating new lesson plans, website design, developing new training materials, grant applications and media articles.


  • Assist with writing newsletters and press releases
  • Help plan for workshops, convergences, student trainings, and other events
  • Assist with proposal and grant writing opportunities
  • Support PowerSave Schools and Campus
  • Provide administrative support to the team
  •  Help develop and improve educational resources as needed
  • Research developments in the energy and education fields
  • Support high quality energy efficiency education program
  • Online social network management


  • Strong communication, writing, event planning, and/or research skills
  • Strong self-starter and quick learner. You don’t need someone to tell you what to do, but you take advice when it’s given to you
  • Hard worker, can do flexible hours, and manage your time independently
  • Experience with Excel and Google tools
  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Interest in education and energy

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, relevant writing sample and cover letter to by May 3, 2013. Please specify “Education Internship” in the subject line of the email. Cover letters can be addressed to “Internship Coordinators.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

This is a full-time position and we are unable to consider applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time course load which interferes with the work week schedule during the internship term. No phone calls, please.

Interns are selected on the basis of their interests, education and experience. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in education or energy work and have good communication and writing skills.

Contact Information:

The Alliance to Save Energy,

1850 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20036

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