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Internship Opportunity: City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space

ChristinaC MA, United States 0 Ratings 9 Discussions 5 Group posts

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Internship Opportunity: City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space

Internship Opportunity: City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space

Pay: $18 per hour
Duration: Now through June. 25-35 hours per week, based on candidate’s availability.
Location: Boston City Hall


The City of Boston Environment Department works to foster sustainability and climate action throughout the City through numerous programs, initiatives, and policies. Since 2013, Boston has been ranked by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy as the #1 city in the country for energy efficiency. Today, the Environment Department is implementing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, encourage energy efficiency, and prepare for climate change.In 2013, the City enacted the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), a requirement for large buildings in Boston to report their annual energy and water use to the City. The City makes the resulting metrics on energy and GHG emissions publicly available. Housed in the Climate and Environmental Planning Division (CEP), the BERDO program is now in its fourth year, with over 1600 large buildings reporting. Other CEP work include air pollution reduction programs such as Idle-Free Boston, the Downtown and South Boston Parking Freezes, and the City’s electric vehicle initiative. CEP staff also conduct the City’s annual GHG inventory and C40/CDP reporting.


The Environment Department, Climate and Environmental Planning Division, seeks an Energy Efficiency and Climate Fellow to support implementation of BERDO and air pollution reduction programs. The fellow will have the opportunity to work on public engagement and data analysis. Other help might involve updating website content, work with permit systems, GIS, and creating new processes as they pertain to new software and GIS connections we are looking to incorporate into our programs.For BERDO, buildings are required to submit their data by May 15. The fellow will be the point person in communicating requirements and providing support and instruction to building owners on how to comply.

- Desire to learn more about energy, environment, and sustainability challenges
- The ability to provide thoughtful customer service and clear communication on technical matters
- Proficiency in Excel (or other spreadsheet tools) and Office
- Experience with energy data, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and ArcGIS or equivalent is highly desirable
- Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

Please send a cover letter and resume to no later than February 10th. Include in subject line “Energy Efficiency and Climate Fellow - [Your Name]”. Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis.

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