The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development
Posted: May 25, 2021
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Internship Program: Natural Resources
Salary Range: $30,000 - $40,000
Hours per Week: 35
Start Date: July 12, 2021
End Date: July 11, 2022
The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated intern to join its B.C. team to support research and development to help advance the process of delivering deep energy retrofits in B.C. The successful candidate will participated in ongoing research into policy and finance design to support acceleration of deep retrofits and help develop and deliver online technical workshops to support up to six retrofit design teams participating in the Reframed Initiative’s retrofit design lab.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and support delivery of stakeholder engagement events delivered online (in person if pandemic restrictions relax)
• Support the development of high-quality project deliverables, including reports, presentations, and Excel models
• Conduct high-quality literature research
• Conduct thorough technical, quantitative, and qualitative analyses
Based on interns' interest areas and capacity, more specific work areas could include:
• Develop and support implementation of strong public policy to support public discourse and action on environmental, climate and energy solutions
• Conduct thorough technical, quantitative and qualitative analyses of solutions
• Create high-quality project deliverables, including reports, presentations, briefing notes and funding proposals
Knowledge and Skills
Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experiences in their application. Candidates may also wish to provide examples of additional qualifications and describe how they would apply these in a role at the Pembina Institute.
• Engaged in one or more of the following fields of academic study: engineering, sciences, economics, policy, environmental studies. Other fields (e.g. social sciences, communications) will be considered too.
• Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities with energy, environmental and climate policy with respect to existing buildings
• Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders
• Ability to communicate complex technical matters in plain language (oral and written)
• Self-motivated and results oriented, with the ability to take initiative
Other Valuable Qualifications
• Experience with developing and hosting stakeholder engagement and online events.
• Familiarity with energy conservation measures for residential buildings, real estate assessment practices, development practices.
• Prior experience with energy and/or environmental policy advocacy and regulatory reform for environmental protection in the energy sector
• Direct experience in developing or implementing B.C. and/or federal environmental policy and regulation
• Direct experience in policy decision-making
• Experience in facilitation and/or in chairing meetings and group processes
Completed undergraduate degree (Graduate degree preferred)
How to Apply
To apply, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I feel that my internship was a meaningful position where I got to make a real difference in the College. It was very stimulating work that was both fun and challenging. I got to meet many different people within the College and outside in the community. I would recommend a similar experience to other interns because it provides a much greater understanding of how sustainability really works in a post-secondary institution than what you can learn in a classroom.
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