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Industry Efficiency Program Internship, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Industry Efficiency Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a paid internship of flexible duration (3-6 months) starting around June 1, 2015. The project will require a time commitment of 20-40 hours/week depending on the successful applicant’s academic schedule and availability.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Description: This intern position will support ACEEE-led outreach and communications efforts by the Energy Efficient Code Coalition, local governments supporting sustainability policies and other stakeholders to educate local governments and code officials around technical code issues that improve the energy efficiency of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The intern’s main duties will be to update information supporting an outreach and communications campaign in the run-up to the Final Public Comment Hearings in the fall of 2016. The intern in this position will gain an understanding of how public policy is implemented in the current national model energy code development process.


  1. Development and maintenance of local government outreach and contact information, as well as fundamental local government statistics such as population data, organizational memberships, etc.
  2. Prepare periodic reports on local government participation in the

model code process and customized reports and data products for coalition members and campaign participants.

  1. Research, gather and organize contact information (email and postal mailing addresses) of local government code officials for local, regional and national outreach efforts.
  2. Compile and maintain schedules of events, meetings and conferences related to the outreach effort.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred.
  3. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies preferred, but not required.
  1. Familiarity and experience with outreach and information campaigns, policy advocacy and issue campaigns, or political campaigns.
  2. Strong Internet and interview-based research ability.
  3. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  4. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

How to Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to [email protected]. Please use “Building Code Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

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