Philadelphia Energy Campaign Intern (Commercial Finance)

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Job Title: Philadelphia Energy Campaign Intern (Commercial Finance, Business Administration and/or Marketing)
Organization: Philadelphia Energy Authority
Location: Remote
Type: Internship
Timeframe: September to December with potential extension
Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: Rolling

About the Philadelphia Energy Authority

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In early 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 in 4 sectors: city buildings, public schools, low- and moderate-income housing, and small businesses. We believe that energy is an important vehicle for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities and leveraging public investment.

In 2019, PEA was appointed Program Administrator of the Philadelphia Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE is a financing tool that commercial property owners can use to pay for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy projects.

Job Description

Interns are an integral part of PEA. They are critical to expanding our outreach and impact. We offer an exciting opportunity to contribute to the continued expansion of the energy campaign and will provide a balance of valuable civic engagement and entrepreneurial business experience. PEA is uniquely positioned to facilitate discussions regarding innovative energy projects, educate policy development, and lead the implementation of best practices.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with the operations, marketing, strategy and planning for C-PACE.

About C-PACE

There are many facets to the Philadelphia C-PACE program including marketing, program management, event planning, financial modeling, legal document review, stakeholder engagement and research. The exact scope of work will be designed to complement the intern’s existing skills and desired learning experiences. Responsibilities may include project review, stakeholder engagement, event planning, market research & analysis, writing blogs and case studies, creating instructional slide decks, customer target research, marketing and research on energy efficiency, water conservation and/or renewable energy projects, market trends, complementary financing tools, and more.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in energy, sustainability, climate change, impact investing, finance, urban studies and/or other relevant topics
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and research skills
  • Display maturity and a high level of professionalism
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Must be collaborative and enjoy working with others
  • Connection to Philadelphia is preferred

Additional Information

The intern will be expected to work for 10-20 hours a week. This is a paid internship at $11/hour. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the intern will be expected to work remotely.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

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