Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) is hiring a Projects Intern and a Programs Intern for Summer 2019. Take a look at the internship descriptions below to see if this opportunity is right for you.

BE-Ex is an independent nonprofit driving energy efficiency in the built environment through our first of its kind resource center in downtown Manhattan. We act as a hub for activities that help building owners, operators, and designers save money and reduce pollution and carbon emissions through energy efficiency measures. We provide education, exhibits, targeted research and critical tools to advance the energy efficiency of buildings, directly supporting the City and the State’s ambitious climate action plans. BE-Ex coordinates closely with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, serving as the education and resource hub for the NYC Retrofit Accelerator.

Join us and help us transform New York into a cleaner and greener city built to last.

Projects Intern

BE-Ex is seeking a Projects Intern for Summer 2019. Reporting to the Projects Manager and working with the Projects Associate, the Intern will assist in developing educational resources on energy efficient and sustainable building best-practices. These resources may include exhibits, case studies, reports, presentations, and/or virtual resources.

BE-Ex’s pipeline of projects turns over regularly throughout the year and the Projects Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to our latest work. Currently, BE-Ex is working with New York City partner agencies to develop educational resources that support municipal energy efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives. BE-Ex is also developing our next exhibit, which will explore high-performance retrofit opportunities in NYC commercial and multifamily buildings.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Assist in the design and creation of educational resources on energy efficient technologies;
  • Assist with research, writing, and/or graphic design of materials;
  • Contribute to BE-Ex’s digital presence;
  • Assist with event planning, outreach, and coordination, as needed; and
  • Assist with the development of programs and campaigns, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Background in architecture, engineering, environmental policy, urban planning, or related field. Focus on building science and energy efficient principles and technologies preferred;
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and research skills;
  • Motivated self-starter, looking to take on responsibilities as needed in a small nonprofit; and
  • Detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with New York City buildings and policies;
  • Interest in visual communication;
  • Comfortable tackling graphic design challenges;
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Illustrator;
  • Familiar with WordPress;
  • Video editing skills a plus; and
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or last 2 years of undergraduate).

Timing

This internship will begin in June and last through August (exact dates flexible). Interns must be available to work Mondays–Thursdays, from 10am to 5pm, and to occasionally arrive early or stay late to set up for special events (likely a few times per month, advance notice will be given). This position has a monthly stipend and we can also work with your university to gain course credit.

To Apply

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (1-2 pages) in one PDF file to an email to: info@be-exchange.org with subject: 2019 Summer Projects Intern–  [Your Name].

Applications are due by April 26, 2019.


Programs Intern

BE-Ex is seeking a Programs Intern for Summer 2019. Reporting to the Programs Associate, the Intern will assist with communications, outreach, and the coordination of events, programs, and campaigns, including the global social media campaign, Daylight Hour.

Daylight Hour, one of BE-Ex’s major initiatives, is an annual social media campaign to raise awareness about the use of natural daylight in lieu of electric lighting in day-lit offices. On June 21, 2018, participating offices around the world will turn off their lights in day-lit spaces and post their involvement on social media, showcasing their environmental commitment and engaging their community. Last year, more than 800 offices participated in over 130 million sf of office space, reaching 20 million on social media in 24 countries.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Assist with outreach, marketing, design, tracking, and follow up for Daylight Hour campaign and events at BE-Ex;
  • Craft social media posts for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn;
  • Assist with event planning, outreach, and coordination;
  • Assist with the development of programs and campaigns;
  • Assist with CMS data entry;
  • Contribute to BE-Ex’s online resources; and
  • Assist with minor maintenance of the BE-Ex website;

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, writing, and research skills;
  • Experience in social media;
  • Motivated self-starter, looking to take on responsibilities as needed in a small nonprofit; and
  • Detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in building science and/or energy and environmental policy;
  • Familiar with Hootsuite;
  • Comfortable tackling graphic design challenges;
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop;
  • Familiar with WordPress;
  • Familiar with Salesforce;
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or last 2 years of undergraduate); and
  • Able to supply your own laptop.

Timing

This internship will begin in June and last through August (exact dates flexible). Interns must be available to work Mondays–Thursdays, from 10am to 5pm, and to occasionally arrive early or stay late to set up for special events (likely a few times per month, advance notice will be given). This position has a monthly stipend and we can also work with your university to gain course credit.

To Apply

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (1-2 pages) in one PDF file to an email to: info@be-exchange.org with subject: 2019 Summer Programs Intern –  [Your Name].

Applications are due by April 26, 2019.

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