Intern | City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment
The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a year-long internship to provide general support to the office. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. The City of Medford is very environmentally progressive, and the E&E office works on programs and projects including municipal wide energy efficiency, reducing Medford’s carbon footprint, wetlands protection, open space development, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading climate change assessment and adaptation planning for the City of Medford. Interns can identify and take the lead on projects based on their interest. For example, previous interns have helped with a local plastic bag ban ordinance, municipal tree protections, developing tools to communicate Medford’s climate vulnerabilities to residents, and generating new GIS data analysis.
Interns work on individual projects and provide general office support including helping residents, updating the website, researching information needed by the Director and collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal systems. Site visits to environmental projects and public meetings throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. Additionally, the office organizes Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival each fall, and an intern is hired annually to serve as the Festival Coordinator.
The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City. Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is in Medford Square, right off of I-93 and on many MBTA bus routes. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30. The position requires up to full time during the summer and at least 10 hours a week during the school year, 6 of which must be during municipal business hours. Preference will be given to students who can start this summer either part-time or full-time and work through the school year.
Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Ability to multitask and work in an interrupt-driven environment a must. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office.