MIT Energy Initiative Education Office Internship
Background: The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) links science, innovation, and policy to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century and transform the world’s energy systems. We provide a critical link in the energy innovation chain – the pairing of MIT’s world-class research teams with the best in industry that will be responsible for moving the products of this collaboration into the energy marketplace (see http://mitei.mit.edu/about for specific MIT research focus areas).
In addition to our research portfolio, MITEI has a strong education program. MITEI’s Education Office manages the multi-disciplinary Energy Studies Minor; sponsors in-depth Undergraduate Research Opportunities; coordinates graduate fellowships and student networking opportunities; and sponsors forums and events involving MIT’s diverse energy community throughout the year.
We are looking for an undergraduate student intern who is interested in working with MITEI’s education office to help run existing programming, and assist with expanding our educational offerings to the MIT community.
The intern will perform complex and diverse duties in support of the MITEI Education Office, including administrative support for daily and periodic activities and special events; assistance with event staffing; assistance with the development of the MITEI education database improvements; assistance with undergraduate and graduate level curriculum and extracurricular activities, and other duties as required. The schedule is 10 hours per week (M-F) and flexible, but coordinated with existing staff. Additional hours available during peak periods and special events. Periodic early morning and evening work.
Proactive approach to projects, problem solving, and planning; initiative, flexibility, openness to change; superior organizational skills; ability to anticipate needs and prioritize effectively; good judgment, discretion, and diplomacy; ability to own and follow through on tasks independently and collaboratively as part of a team; excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people; proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and the ability to quickly learn new software. Knowledge of Filmmaker Pro/Relational Databases and InDesign/Photoshop a plus.