Spring Graduate Intern

Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. |

Title: Spring Graduate Intern
Organization: Philadelphia Green Capital Corp.
Location: Remote
Type: Internship
Timing: Mid January – Mid June 2022 (spring semester, dates to be finalized based on intern’s academic calendar), 15 hrs/wk
Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: Rolling, through Friday January 14, 2022
Contact: Rishika Ghosh (rghosh@phillygreencapital.org)

 Preference will be given to students who can secure external funding for this internship. 

Company Description 

The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp (PGCC), the non-profit “green bank” affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority, aims to grow the clean energy economy in the Philadelphia region. PGCC offers low-cost financing options for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and develops programs that remove systemic barriers to clean energy financing. PGCC launched in September 2021. Learn more about our products here

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In 2016, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs, and to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia, and in its first 4 years, launched over $167MM in projects and created 1,700 jobs. 

Internship Scope 

Under the supervision of the PGCC Senior Associate, the Spring Graduate Intern will support PGCC’s continued growth as a new green bank entity serving the Philadelphia region. The Graduate Intern will focus on pipeline development, program development and management, market education, stakeholder engagement, and promoting accessible loan products and resources to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Philadelphia. The exact scope of work will be designed to complement the Graduate Intern’s existing skills and desired learning experiences.

Tasks May Include a Combination of the Following: 

  • Perform program-related financial & sensitivity analyses to generate long-term program forecasts and evaluate risk, prepare detailed memos, and present findings to the Executive Director
  • Develop social media and other marketing content to help build PGCC’s brand awareness
  • Assist back-end operations of PGCC’s work managing solar renewable energy credits
  • Conduct marketing & outreach for PGCC’s commercial financing tools to build PGCC’s commercial project pipeline 
  • Prepare presentation materials, program documentation, and other written outputs as needed for customer education and outreach
  • Support pitch materials and participate in fundraising meetings to capitalize PGCC
  • Participate in stakeholder engagement and event planning
  • Lead special projects that support the development of high-quality future programming, which could include creating research briefs on potential opportunities for PGCC, developing a target list of investors, or evaluating policy & market trends to inform strategic planning

Background and skills required

  • Current graduate student
  • A self-starter with strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in energy, sustainability, climate change, impact investing, finance, advocacy, education, urban studies and/or other relevant topics
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: project development, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, affordable housing, public policy & research, program management
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects/work streams, set priorities, and exercise independent judgment

The following past experience(s) would be advantageous:

  • Experience in finance, and/or real estate or energy project development
  • Experience in a company that is active in projects related to energy
  • Experience in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment
  • Note that this is a paid internship, and preference will be given to students who can secure external funding. 

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 Rishika Ghosh, Senior Associate at PGCC, at rghosh@phillygreencapital.org by January 14, 2022. A writing sample may be requested from finalists. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. 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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