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Energy & Sustainability Intern, City of Cambridge – Massachusetts

Organization: City of Cambridge

Position Title: Energy & Sustainability Intern

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: 10-12/hours per week; temporary 4-6 month position; $16.63 per hour

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015

Description: The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works is seeking a motivated, well-rounded individual with a commitment to excellence and an eye for detail to assist with energy efficiency and sustainability projects for municipal buildings and programs. Tasks will include data collection and analysis, and assistance with developing and implementing energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability programs.


Maintain, collect and ensure accuracy of the City’s energy and facility databases and tracking systems

Perform monthly uploads of data into MassEnergyInsight tracking system

Assist in benchmarking energy performance of municipal facilities by performing site visits, interviewing staff and analyzing building drawings

Organize and maintain information into centralized online library

Prepare analyses and reports on municipal energy and sustainability performance, including updates for employees and department website

Perform research and provide assistance for new energy efficiency and sustainability programs

Perform other related work as assigned


  • College or higher-level coursework in building sciences, environmental sciences, public policy, or equivalent work experience.
  • Interest in and understanding of environmental sustainability and energy management principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, and proficient at learning various software applications for data entry, manipulation and report preparation.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments to meet schedules and timelines
  • Experience gathering and organizing data for preparing comprehensive, accurate reports and presentations
  • Experience working effectively with staff and building occupants desired
  • Understanding of structural and/or mechanical building science, and ability to read and understand engineering drawings preferred

How to Apply: Applicants must submit their resume and letter of interest no later than 8pm on 3/9/15 via email to:[email protected] to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

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