Energy Projects Intern

The Energy Projects Intern will be in charge of researching, planning, and putting on energy-related workshops held at the SSC for interested students and community members. These energy workshops could involve a variety of different topics, such as conservation, alternative energy, or general “how to’s” for saving energy. In addition to putting together a workshop, the intern will be given the opportunity to host an Open Space meeting of their own topic of interest with aid from the Energy Projects Coordinator or other staff members. Open Space meetings have a loose format, so getting creative with what he or she would really like to learn and teach is crucial.

  • Research, plan, advertise, and execute an Energy Workshop at the SSC
  • Collaborate with the staff as needed (marketing and design team)
  • Have bi-weekly meetings with the Energy Projects Coordinator to plan activities, ask questions, and brainstorm about internship opportunities
  • Keep and edit a worklog with tasks, ideas, and questions for the Energy Projects Coordinator to keep track of and others who may need it
  • Coordinate volunteers through Open Space meetings
  • Perform outreach as needed
  • Attend staff meetings regularly with other interns
  • Tidy up and perform necessary tasks to clean the SSC as necessary
  • Work at least 1-5 hours per week throughout the term (additional hours may be negotiated)

Required Qualifications: 

  • Some understanding of, and interest in, sustainability
  • Be familiar with the SSI and it’s mission statement and vision
  • General project management experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Specialization in a certain type of project (e.g. legislative, event, policy and operations, resource development)
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Event and campaign planning experience
  • Understanding of different ways to create sustainable energy systems
  • Great people skills
  • Interest in contributing to improving both the activities and mechanisms of the SSI

Open to Applications
Employment Dates and Hours: 

Work at least 1-5 hours per week throughout the term (additional hours may be negotiated)

The SSI will work with the student to secure credit for the internship.
Terms and Conditions: 
Applications are open to students and non-students, but preference will be given to students. In order to be considered a student, the applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credits at OSU during the internship, during the term prior to the internship, or during the term following the internship. Interns, like all staff, are expected to affirm and uphold University policies that help create and maintain a welcoming and equal opportunity campus. OSU and the SSI do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.
Application Instructions: 

Submit a cover letter and resume to the Energy Project Coordinator (ssi.energy@oregonstate.edu).

Additional Information: 
For more information about the SSI, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/ssi. Recommended lengths include: (a) 10 weeks, (b) 21-24 weeks, and (c) 35 weeks.