Philadelphia Energy Campaign Intern

Position Details

Organization: Philadelphia Energy Authority Department: Philadelphia Energy Campaign Location: Philadelphia
Type: Internship Timeframe: Summer Compensation: Paid
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 Contact Information: Chelsey Lowe (215) 686-4483

The Philadelphia Energy Authority 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, the School District, low-income residential housing, and small businesses. We believe that energy is an important vehicle for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities and leveraging public investment.

We are seeking one or more Research Assistants at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to assist in researching case studies and producing white papers on key components (ranging from loan loss reserves to historic preservation tax credits, residential energy conservation measures and landlord market reports in Philadelphia, among many other topics).

**This opportunity is only open to students of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Application Requirements

We are seeking undergraduate or graduate students (topics and content may vary depending on skills/experience) with an interest in energy, social policy, sustainability, advocacy, education, urban studies and relevant topics. Candidates must be self-starters, highly motivated, with excellent writing and research skills. We are seeking minimum participation of 30 hours per week.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume, a brief cover letter explaining why you'd be a good fit for the position and an example of a research project you've completed to Emily Schapira, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority at A writing sample may be requested of finalists.

If offered a position by the host organization, please submit a request through the Student Grants webform in order to receive funding.