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Graduate Energy Internship : MAPC

by Savannah Dix on February 27, 2013

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an Energy Intern to work in its Boston office starting in either Spring or Summer 2013.

MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. MAPC’s mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.

Examples of Intern Duties:

The energy intern will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects throughout the MAPC region. Projects that the energy intern may work on include:

  • Researching best practices in municipal-level energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy development
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of energy programs for municipalities in the Boston region


The energy intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and excellent research capabilities. Experience with data analysis and visualization, graphic design and/or building energy audits is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, architecture, or another related field.

The intern should be willing to commit between 10 and 20 hours per week. This is a paid position. Applicants must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer.

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Please attach a resume, cover letter, and two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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