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Residential Building Decarbonization Intern

Position Overview 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is seeking a part time or full time Residential Building Decarbonization Intern for the second half of 2023 (July – December 2023) with the possibility to extend through Winter 2024. The Residential Building Decarbonization Intern will support programs to decarbonize buildings in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan. This position will focus on fostering the decarbonization of energy use in buildings through MassCEC’s building decarbonization efforts. These programs pilot building decarbonization solutions, provide grants, rebates, and technical assistance to help Massachusetts homeowners and businesses install clean heating and cooling systems, electrify building end uses, and improve thermal performance of buildings, all while expanding access of clean and affordable energy to low- and moderate-income residents. The role will include assisting MassCEC in developing and launching new building decarbonization initiatives. 

The internship program at MassCEC includes various educational and networking opportunities, including: 
  • In depth overview presentations from senior staff; 
  • Guided tour of the Wind Technology Testing Center; and 
  • Other industry related events. 

Job Duties 
  • Collaborate with team to review clean rebate application documents, payments/invoicing, responses from consultants to requests for proposals, and contract management; 
  • Provide timely responses to inquiries from homeowners, system installers, and others interested in the MassCEC programs; 
  • Analyze project data, identify industry trends, develop data visualizations (i.e. graphs, charts, tables), and draft memos and presentations to summarize findings; 
  • Assist program staff in researching, analyzing, and developing building decarbonization program strategies; and 
  • Support outreach and education efforts such as marketing materials, events, and conferences. 

Position Qualifications 
  • The candidate will be a college undergraduate (sophomore or higher) or graduate student, preferably pursuing a degree in science, environmental studies, business administration, or public policy. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
The candidate will demonstrate strong multi-disciplinary skills and interests, including: 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Interest in clean energy issues 
  • Verbal and written communication skills 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Familiarity with Excel, ability to learn to use new databases and software applications 
  • Ability to document findings in memos or presentations 
  • Strong work ethic and collaborative attitude 
Timing & Location 
MassCEC is looking for an intern who can start in July 2023 and continue at least through the end of December 2023 on a full or part time basis. Applicants should be available to work at least 15 hours per week up to 35 hours per week. The number of hours worked per week may vary over the course of the internship based on the applicant’s schedule and MassCEC’s workload. MassCEC is open to extending the internship through the Winter of 2023 on a part time or full time basis if there is mutual interest. MassCEC prefers candidates that are able to start on July 3, 2023, but is open to discussing other starting dates. 

MassCEC staff work on a hybrid model: part time in our downtown Boston office and part time remote. We are open to considering a candidate that would like to work fully remotely. 
The intern will work under the supervision of the Buildings Program staff at MassCEC. 

The intern will earn $18 per hour and be eligible to work for 35 hours per week. 

About the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a state economic development agency dedicated to accelerating the growth of the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth to spur job creation, deliver statewide environmental benefits and to secure long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC works to increase the adoption of clean energy while driving down costs and delivering financial, environmental, and economic development benefits to energy users and utility customers across the state. 

MassCEC’s mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader while growing the state’s clean energy economy. 

Our values 
MassCEC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. We are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry. MassCEC strives to lead and innovate in equitable clean energy and climate solutions. 
To Apply 
Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter detailing the candidate’s interest in working at MassCEC and relevant qualifications through our Online Career Center. 

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.