HEET Internship Opportunity:

Seeking Graduate Students/College Seniors for Unpaid Internship: Focused on Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Programs

Application Deadline: March 25, 2014

Description: HEET is seeking an intern to work on multiple projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy. Intern will assist with the development of several local programs focused on accelerating the progress of under-resourced communities toward embracing energy efficiency and clean energy measures and practices. This work will be in support of the goals and objectives of HEET’s mission to catalyze community engagement and create educational opportunities to advance energy efficiency skills, use of cleaner energy and deeper sustainability knowledge to achieve climate stability. Graduate students are encouraged to apply, and very capable seniors and recent graduates will also be considered. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicants with an academic interest in sustainability and clean energy are preferred.

Details: Internship can work at home, but needs to attend meetings in Arlington, MA. Intern is expected to work the equivalent of 10-15 hours/week for 4-months, with flexibility around holidays and each individual’s academic calendar. Intern will work closely with other HEET staff and report to the Executive Director. Activities may include research on grants, outreach to communities to promote HEET’s program, helping with HEET newsletter and other communications, as well as maintaining the HEET’s new website (to be launched on March 1, 2014).

HEET: HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) is a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization with a mission to organize community actions that teach practical energy-efficiency skills, advance the commitment to clean energy practices, and disseminate knowledge to promote climate stability through carbon reduction. HEET is famous for its energy-upgrade work-parties. At these events HEET teaches hands-on energy-efficiency skills to volunteers, while lowering a building’s energy bill. HEET uses materials and tools mostly available from any hardware store. The skills taught (such as installing low-flow shower-heads or “air-sealing” in the attic) are effective in cutting water and energy use. Over 70% of surveyed volunteers report, after attending a barn-raising, they perform four or more of their newly mastered tasks on their own homes.

How to Apply: Candidates are invited to submit their resume and the names/contact information of two faculty members who can act as references to Applications received after March 25, 2014 will not be accepted.

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