Energy Efficiency Intern

Co-op Power

Northampton MA and area/regional events

Co-op Power is a consumer-owned energy cooperative working to help people reduce their energy use, get the energy they need from renewable energy, and generally shift to a more just and sustainable way of life on the planet that will ensure our children and their children will be able to live healthy and happy lives. We are a multi-racial, multi-class movement for a sustainable and just energy future in southern New England and New York.

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Overview

Help people make their homes more energy efficient and more reliant on renewable energy. Applicants must create a profile with the MA Clean Energy Center (MA CEC) Internship Program, http://www.masscec.com/clean-energy-internship-program  
   

Start date

ASAP, September 2018

End date

November, 2018

Intern responsibilities

Sign people up for residential energy efficiency audits, energy efficiency improvements, solar installations, and other energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements over the phone and through our online resources. Track customer service and outcomes in the Co-op Power SalesForce database. Maintain database of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives. Support outreach and marketing activities. Conduct surveys on customer satisfaction and track results.

Required intern qualifications

Required: Knowledge of the MassSave energy efficiency program. Knowledge of residential energy efficiency. Understanding of the financial and environmental benefits of residential energy efficiency improvements. Excellent communication skills. Well organized; able to multi-task; excellent follow-up skills; ability to help customers understand technical and financial concepts related to residential energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades for their home; experience and comfort doing word processing, developing spreadsheets, entering and using data in a database and sending emails with attachments. Preferred: Experience working in the MassSave program doing customer service, outreach, auditing or as part of an energy efficiency crew.

Desired outcomes of internship

Our mission is to create a more just and sustainable energy future in our region. Our Fossil Fuel Freedom program is designed to help people reduce their energy use and their energy bills as much as possible and then bring in renewable energy to meet their reduced energy needs.

Compensation: $16/hr.