The Office of Sustainability has partnered with the African American Cultural Center and community non-profits to apply culturally specific approaches to environmental sustainability generally, and energy efficiency/smart grid specifically. We are seeking up to eight (8) interns for an externally funded project. The interns will work under the direction of the Office of Sustainability Associate Chancellor for Sustainability. Interns will either be assigned to a community partner or to work on with the UIC campus community to educate and engage them in learning about energy efficiency and smart grid and how it benefits them. This internship is available for spring (unpaid) and summer and early fall (paid).
- Attend weekly one-hour seminars during spring and summer as part of the Sustainability Internship program
- Participate in community partner trainings on smart grid and ethnographic approaches needed to work in culturally specific contexts
- Help partner organization to implement education program about the smart grid using the knowledge and skills gained through the training and seminars.
Ideal Candidate will have:
- Interest in energy efficiency and sustainability generally
- Interest in working closely with an off campus community partner
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn smart grid technical information
- Ability to travel off campus within the city of Chicago
- Experience with outreach as it pertains to face to face communication
This position offers up to 8-10 hrs./week spring and up to 15-20 hours/week in summer. Hourly pay during summer and early fall is $8.77/hour. Arrangement for credit during Spring 2014 semester may be possible within student’s department or college.
Learn more at: https://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/smart-grid/.
Please complete the application form at https://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/#HowtoApply. Once completed, please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Schmidt: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9, 2015.