Boston Public School (BPS) Facilities Management Department is seeking an Energy Conservation Campaign Intern to assist in data assessment, program outreach and educational resource development for a new energy behavior change program. As part of the Energy Conservation Campaign, all 128 Boston schools (k-12) will receive monthly utility usage reports highlighting their usage of water, gas and electric. Additionally schools that sign up to participate in the Conservation Program (expecting 10-20 schools) will receive direct support in the form of technical assistance, grade specific educational resources, onsite trainings and awards and recognition. At the close of the program (March 2015), schools that have been able to reduce at least 5% above their baseline will be rewarded financially through a shared savings incentive.
The intern will work 10-20 hours per week from December 2014 through March 2015 with the possibility of an extension through May 2015. Holiday and winter break schedules are flexible. Pay ranges from $12-$15/hour depending on experience.
- Research behavior change energy conservation program best practices
- Develop tools for tracking and communicating each school’s progress in saving energy
- Develop educational energy conservation resources for schools
- Create and disseminate marketing materials to promote the Energy Conservation Campaign
- Visit schools, classrooms and district events to educate stakeholders on simple ways they can reduce energy in their school
- Develop a summary report of program outcomes and savings
- Strong understanding of building occupant energy conservation techniques and experience
- Experience with implementing sustainability focused behavior change campaigns
- Strong quantitative data collection, management, analysis, and presentation skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong interpersonal skills including an interest and ability to work with students in grades k-12
- Experience developing and teaching energy education activities, especially with youth
- Ability to work independently, travel to schools throughout the City with minimal supervision
- Strong written and verbal skills and experience with social media
Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Energy Conservation Intern” in the subject line. Applications must be received by Nov 24, 2014.
Terms of Internship
This position is part time, temporary position. The Intern will work from the BPS Administrative Building, Facilities Management Offices – 26 Court Street, Boston MA 02108. Travel to other administrative buildings in Dorchester and schools across the City will be required.
A phone and desktop computer will be provided. The position does not cover transportation or other benefit coverage.