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Job Title: Philadelphia Energy Campaign Intern
Organization:Philadelphia Energy Authority
Location: 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd., City Hall, Room 566, Philadelphia, PA
Timeframe: Starting as soon as position is filled, lasting until December 31, 2017 with potential extension.
Application Deadline: Rolling
About PEA: The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In early 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects in 4 sectors: city buildings, the School District, low-income residential housing, and small businesses. We believe that energy is an important vehicle for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities and leveraging public investment.
In April 2017, PEA launched Solarize Philly, the first citywide solarize initiative. The Solarize Philly campaign allows a group of homeowners to install solar together at a reduced price. The more households moving forward, the lower the cost for all participants.
The Position: We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with operations of our Solarize Philly Program. The intern will help out with the intake process for Solarize Philly participants, including capturing satellite images of rooftops and calling participants to welcome them to the program. The intern will also help with logistics for Solarize Philly public info sessions and other public events associated with the campaign. Once the campaign closes at the end of October, the intern will help evaluate the program through customer satisfaction surveys. The intern may also be required to perform research and write white papers to inform the 2018 Solar for All program and other aspects of the Philadelphia Energy Campaign.
The ideal candidate will be self-starter and highly motivated. Have excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills and phone presence. Candidate should have an interest in energy, sustainability, climate change, advocacy, education, urban studies and/or other relevant topics. Must be able to commit 15 -20 hours a week.
To Apply: Please send a resume, a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position to Maxine Dixon, Program Coordinator of the Philadelphia Energy Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org. A writing sample may be requested of finalists.