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Public Policy / Energy Efficiency Intern

Posted By:
Coby Rudolph
Posting ID:
Civic Center
 public   policy   energy   efficiency   green   job   political   science   grassroots   social   media 
Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job
Company:Efficiency First

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Part-time Unpaid Internship, Cleantech Industry Non-profit Start-up
San Francisco, CA

Efficiency First is a national nonprofit trade association that unites the Home Performance workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations in the escalating fight against global warming and rising energy costs. Efficiency First represents its members in public policy discussions at the state and national levels, to promote the benefits of efficiency retrofitting and to help our industry grow to meet unprecedented demand for quality residential energy improvements.

We are growing fast and there are many varying projects to get involved with, your training will encompass some of the following projects:

-Work on Policy Education on energy efficiency issues on national, state & local government levels
-Work closely with web developers and ensure that strategic priorities around all communications activities are in line with the goals of Efficiency First.
-Implement Social Media strategy
-Update the Efficiency First Website and blog
-Develop unified messaging for dissemination to members
-Serve as a liaison and communicate for members
-Coordinate state committee strategy meetings
-Track and monitor state and city efforts in home performance building sector
-Organize outreach efforts aimed to increase membership and develop On-line community participation.
-Assist in identifying and recruiting new member benefits programs
-Assist in database management

-You MUST be a matriculating student at an accredited institution
-You must have some prior work or intern experience
-You should possess an entrepreneurial and educational spirit
-You should thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment
-You must possess superior written communication skills and be able to provide an example
-The training must be supervised by your school or a disinterested agency
-A knowledge and hunger for energy efficiency & public policy
-You must be on time

Ideally, the candidate will have experience with politics, policy or law. While extensive knowledge of residential energy efficiency is not required, it will become an essential part of the job, so you should be enthusiastic to learn how reducing residential energy use can make a positive impact on the environment.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an unpaid internship. +/-20 hours per week.

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