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Green Building Policy Intern, U.S. Green Building Council – Washington, DC

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council

Position Title: Green Building Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (Posted February 2, 2015)

Description: The Green Building Policy Intern will support the U.S. Green Building Council’s policy database by assisting the technical conversion of policy data to new database, ensuring the accuracy of existing data and researching additional green building policies throughout the world. This policy data is a vital resource to USGBC’s advocacy efforts and will help green building councils around the world communicate the market uptake of green buildings. The Green Building Policy Internship experience will impart valuable research skills and knowledge of policy making at all levels of government.

Please note that this is an unpaid position and intern must be eligible to receive academic credit.

After completing the program, the intern will be able to:

Demonstrate experience in non-profit workplace and sector

Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy

More fully understand the benefits of green building and operations practices

Demonstrate practical experience in structuring research results in a format and style that is accessible to a general audience

Synthesize project data, surveys and qualitative data into a cohesive picture of the green building movement


Assist in the conversion of policy data to new database

Help to ensure the accuracy of existing policy data

Assist in the development of materials and resources that communicate successful green building policies

Categorize types of green building policies as models for other communities

Assist in the collection of global policy data

Coordinate with other national green building councils around the world

Synthesize and analyze global green building policies

Support USGBC’s global policy related coalitions and partnerships


Current enrollment in graduate or undergraduate program of study

Major or specialization in Environmental Studies, Politics, Government, Law, Architecture or Engineering highly preferred

Knowledge of LEED Green Building Rating System highly preferred

Experience requirements

International policy experience highly preferred

Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred

Other Required Skills/Qualifications

Experience in Microsoft Office required, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator strongly preferred

Experience in Adobe Suite preferred, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Web management and HTML experience highly preferred

Database management experience highly preferred

Willingness and ability to learn new skills and software

How to Apply: Interested applicants should email or fax his/her resume and a letter of interest to our human resources department. Please be sure to note the title of the position you are applying for and submit files as PDFs or Word documents.

Ways to contact HR
Email [email protected]
Fax 202-478-5046
No phone calls, please

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