Built to Last Intern (graduate)

Philadelphia Energy Authority

About the Philadelphia Energy Authority

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority, is working to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia. Chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, PEA is a quasi-governmental entity based in City Hall. In 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs. Through 2023, PEA has helped launch over $900MM in projects and created 7000+ jobs. We focus on municipal assets, schools, low- and moderate-income housing, small businesses and commercial and industrial projects and programs. We view energy as a high impact tool for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities and leveraging public investment.

Job Title: Built to Last Intern (Graduate Student)
Organization: Philadelphia Energy Authority
Location: Primarily Hybrid (Philadelphia), with opportunities for in-person collaboration at our office at 1400 JFK Blvd (City Hall), Room 566, Philadelphia or on site within Philadelphia as necessary
Type: Internship
Timeframe: May 2024 – August 2024 (8 – 10 weeks)
Compensation: Paid (8-10 weeks, 40 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: Rolling, Through April 15, 2024
Reports to: Built to Last Program Manager

Job Description

Interns are an integral part of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA). You are critical to expanding our outreach and impact. The intern will support PEA’s Built to Last Program, which brings together Philadelphia’s home repair, energy conservation, and healthy homes programs into a coordinated service package to make homes more affordable, healthier, and safer places to live.  Intern duties include program management support, data management and reporting, handling customer phone calls,  event planning support, community outreach, and development of graphics for social media.

The internship is expected to provide the intern with practical experience in the areas of program strategy, management and reporting, and data analysis. The intern may be asked to support other programs or projects as time allows.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with client phone calls and customer service
  • Updating participant information in Salesforce. 
  • Organizing and attending webinars and other virtual outreach events. 
  • Compiling summaries of Built to Last  outcomes and recommendations.
  • Writing blog posts, white papers, or reports for the Philadelphia Energy Campaign.
  • Supporting PEA’s Program Manager and other members of Philadelphia Energy Authority on the implementation of Built to Last and the Philadelphia Energy Campaign.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student
  • Have a demonstrated interest in energy, sustainability, climate change, and/or other relevant topics
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Display maturity and a high level of professionalism
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Must be collaborative and enjoy working with others
  • Must have access to a private computer and phone, and ability to travel to Philadelphia City Hall on occasion. 

Additional Information

This position is not funded. Interns are encouraged to pursue any applicable funding from their schools or external sources.

How to apply 

Please send (1) a resume and (2) a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position to jobs@philaenergy.org. The subject line must include “[FirstName LastName] Built to Last Intern.” Please state in your email which internship position(s) you are interested in applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries or clarifications must be submitted via email. 

The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

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