Jobs & Internships

Database and Web Projects Intern, Summer 2019

Urban Green Council

Database and Web Projects Internship: Summer 2019

Urban Green Council has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about contributing to the green building movement in New York City.

About the Position:

The database and web projects intern will support key projects related to Urban Green Council’s CRM database and websites. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm and good humor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute data cleanup and systems improvement projects within Salesforce CRM and related integrated applications
  • Support application development projects using the Force.com API, APEX, Visualforce, 3rd-party apps and other tools
  • Build out Salesforce reports, dashboards and Lightning Apps, including mobile apps
  • Assist in creating training materials for end-users

 

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); IT, computer science, data analytics or related field of study preferred
  • Knowledge of open source concepts, relational databases, and frontend technologies with experience in any of the following specific areas being a bonus: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, SQL, XML
  • Self-motivated, willing to use online resources to answer questions, establish best practices and expand skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Experience with Salesforce preferred

 

Compensation:

Interns are expected to work approximately 30-40 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events, and receive a complimentary membership for the year following their internship.

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Database-Intern_[Name]” with “Database Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please include your availability and where you found our posting in your cover letter.

Policy Intern, Summer 2019

Urban Green Council

Policy Internship: Summer 2019

Urban Green Council is seeking a determined, independent and highly capable part-time Policy Intern for the summer semester. In this role, you will help the Policy team tackle NYC’s most pressing climate change, green building and energy efficiency challenges.

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy. We’ve twice managed blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency. Last year, we launched the 80x50 Buildings Partnership, a groundbreaking collaboration of more than 40 stakeholders to shape a world-leading energy performance law for NYC buildings. The Partnership’s report, Blueprint for Efficiency, outlines a framework for cutting the energy used in our large buildings 20 percent by 2030. And we’re now working to turn that framework into law.

As Policy Intern, you will support our policy development and advocacy, including the ongoing work of the 80x50 Buildings Partnership and our new initiative to advance building electrification in NYC’s multifamily buildings. Your tasks will include research and writing, data analysis, and supporting meetings and presentations. The successful candidate will be able to balance multiple projects and work independently with enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. The position will provide exposure to leading thinking in urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze issues affecting Urban Green’s policy initiatives, including building retrofits, building electrification and energy efficiency credit trading
  • Conduct literature reviews and write summaries/policy memos
  • Draft presentations, issue briefs and meeting minutes
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analyses
  • Communicate findings simply and effectively
  • Perform administrative tasks as required

 

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (last two years of study), with environmental, law/policy or building-related focus preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and urban environmental issues
  • Exceptionally diligent, detail-oriented and proactive
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently on multiple tasks
  • Proficient with MS Office including Excel

 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in public policy, real estate, architecture or engineering
  • Experience with law, policy analysis, statistics and data management

 

Compensation

Interns work 15-30 hours per week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program. All Urban Green interns receive complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter and a writing sample (no more than 3 pages) in a single PDF document titled “PolicyIntern_[Your Name] with “Policy Internship – [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please include your availability and where you found our posting in your cover letter.

Public Programs Intern, Summer 2019

Urban Green Council

Public Programs Internship: Summer 2019

Urban Green Council has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student­ who is passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement.

Working directly with the Public Programs Department, the Programs Intern will assist with administration and outreach for Urban Green’s educational events. This position offers the unique opportunity to learn from leaders across the green building industry while executing interesting and timely educational programs. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with logistical planning and administrative tasks for public educational programs
  • Provide on-site assistance during events (attendance at majority of evening and early morning events is expected- approximately 3 per month)
  • Assist with registering programs for continuing education credit
  • Assist with processing continuing education credit requests and coordinate certificate mailings
  • Assist with tracking program statistics and assist in attendee data entry
  • Assist in the drafting of webpage content to promote events
  • Assist with the upcycling of event content to an online course format

 

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Enrolled in a degree granting program
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, design, engineering or construction
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

 

Compensation:

Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “PublicProgramsIntern_[Name]” with “Public Programs Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please include your availability and where you found our posting in your cover letter.

Research Intern, Summer 2019

Urban Green Council

Research Internship: Summer 2019

Urban Green Council is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable, part-time or full-time Research Intern for the summer to help the Research Department tackle climate change by driving green building progress in New York.

Urban Green Council is working at the front-edge of building sustainability and energy efficiency research in New York City. We’re now focused on re-envisioning sustainability in NYC to develop the energy efficiency research needed to dramatically cut carbon emissions now.

Urban Green’s Research Department helps shape industry and government policy by framing discourse on essential elements of deep carbon reduction and other key green building issues. Examples include our reports Demystifying Steam and the annual NYC Energy and Water Use Report on LL84 and LL87.

The Research Intern will support the Research Department’s ongoing projects with tasks related to report production, data analysis and visualization and administrative and communications support. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm and creativity. The position will provide broad exposure to leading thinking in urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze issues related to Urban Green’s research initiatives, including energy benchmarking, energy retrofits, building electrification and indoor air quality
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analysis
  • Attend meetings and take notes to distill key takeaways
  • Communicate ideas simply and effectively
  • Perform administrative tasks as required
  • Volunteer at Urban Green events

 

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master’s Degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (in last two years of study); technical fields of study preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and environmental issues
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented, able to work independently on multiple tasks
  • Proficient with MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel

 

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, economics, engineering or construction
  • Experience with research, analysis, statistics, and data management (in R or Python)

 

Compensation:

Interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “SummerResearchIntern_[Your Name]” with “Summer Research Internship - [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please include your availability and where you found our posting in your cover letter.