Residential Energy Efficiency Internship - Paid
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its Buildings program to work on content development and updates to our consumer-facing website smarterhouse.org as well as buildings-related content on ACEEE's main website aceee.org. ACEEE acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.
Position Description: This intern position will support ACEEE's Buildings program. The intern's main duties will be to revise and update existing content on smarterhouse.org and aceee.org, work with program staff to develop and implement new site content including text and graphics, and engage with communications staff on social media outreach. The intern may also author one or more blog posts for publication on smarterhouse.org and/or ACEEE's main website. Through this position, the intern will gain an understanding of best practices for improving home energy efficiency including energy-efficient products and technologies as well as programs and policies targeting residential consumers and the broader buildings sector. The intern will also learn ways to communicate with and motivate consumers to take energy-saving actions in their homes through the website and related social media.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Revise and update existing web content: edit existing web pages with revisions identified by primary content developers; conduct research as needed to support content updates
- Support new content development: conduct research and draft text for new and expanded content for smarterhouse.org and aceee.org. Help identify and design new graphics for the site. Identify other relevant resources (e.g., web calculators and other interactive tools) to link to from smarterhouse.org.
- Work with ACEEE's communications team on social media outreach related to smarterhouse.org.
- Conduct web-based research related to other Buildings program activities, as needed.
- Undergraduate student pursuing, or recent graduate with, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
- Interest in and familiarity with energy efficiency and/or environmental sustainability strongly preferred.
- Strong internet-based research ability and facility with major social media platforms. Web design or administrative experience is not required, but is a plus.
- Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
- Brings a culturally diverse perspective to projects and the workplace.
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently and efficiently while meeting deadlines.
- Satisfactory performance will be indicated by clear and regular communication with project manager.
Timing: This is a 10-week paid internship starting June 2017. The project will require a time commitment of 30-40 hours/week based on availability.