City of Ann Arbor
  • City Administrator
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 16.13
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


The Sustainability and Innovations Energy Intern reports to the Energy Programs Coordinator in the Sustainability and Innovations Unit at the City of Ann Arbor.

Nature of Work: Intern will support design, implementation, and development of energy-related programs within the Sustainability and Innovations Office, under the supervision of the Energy Programs Coordinator. Responsibilities include assistance in: conducting background research, data analysis, program design, new project identification, developing communication materials, and public engagement support. Provide supplementary staff support to energy and sustainability programs such as the City Sustainability Framework, Climate Action Plan, and community-scale energy programs. May also support other relevant sustainability initiatives within the Sustainability and Innovations unit.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, energy, environmental studies, urban planning, public administration, public policy or related field of study. Graduate coursework in urban planning, natural resources, public policy, public administration, energy systems, sustainable systems, or equivalent work experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Office application suite, including proficiency with Excel. Excellent analytical skills as well as verbal and written communication skills are a must.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in architecture, economics, engineering, energy, complex systems, sustainable systems, environmental studies, public administration, urban planning, or related field of study. Experience with GIS. Previous experience quantifying greenhouse gas emissions reductions and energy saving potentials.

Work Schedule: Should be able to coordinate his/her work schedule with the academic schedule. The hours of work may vary during the weekdays and may include nights and weekends for meetings. Fifteen hours per week should be the likely expectation during the academic year.

This is a time-limited position without a funding guarantee for continuation after May 31, 2019.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Move and lift light objects less than 20 lbs such as mail, files, and supplies. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

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