Intern - Emerging Workforce Development 2018

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Job Summary:

The Emerging Workforce Development Intern is responsible for identifying, designing, and implementing engagement strategies that inspire workforce development in areas related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, particularly within the trades (e.g. electrical, building improvement, HVAC, etc., contractors). This position is essential for supporting the continued growth and impact of energy efficiency work. Driven by a desire to engage with big challenges and pursue energy justice for all people we serve, the Emerging Workforce Development Intern will work in the areas of relationship building, training and education, and strategy and planning. They will partner with a team of people committed to inclusive and high-impact work while contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating work environment.

Diversity & Inclusion statement:

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.



• Initiates and develops positive working relationships with Vermont technical colleges, vocational-technical high schools, and workforce organizations.
• Develops framework for an emerging workforce development program: creates messaging and digital content; develops and implements auxiliary training curriculum to support program goals and objectives.
• Assists in integrating energy justice thinking and best practices in Efficiency Vermont-wide standard product development and evaluation processes, including workforce development.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to convey complex information in accessible and relatable language; position includes drafting educational content for training presentations.
  • Interpersonal Skills: ability to navigate organizations and teams; position includes the opportunity to unify and manage external stakeholders.
  • Project Management Skills: take projects from initial concept to implementation; position includes the opportunity to research young adult/adult learning best practices and how to apply them to curriculum development.
  • Interest in, if not familiarity with, Energy Justice and how it can apply to workforce development.
  • Experience working with people with a variety of lived experiences and identities (e.g. age, socio-economic background, education level).
  • Understanding and appreciation of the interpersonal dynamics of a team-based approach.
  • Creative problem-solving and growth mindset.
  • Inspired by challenges.

Working Conditions:

Internal - Work is normally performed in climate controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.

External - No travel is required.

Physical Demands:

Most duties are performed from a seated position. There is potential for eyestrain from reading detailed materials and computer screen. Deadlines, workloads during peak periods and changing priorities may cause increased stress levels. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying objects weighing of approximately 40 pounds such as files, documents, and computer equipment and materials though is not required should this not be possible for any reason. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards at a moderate skill level. Repetitive motion injuries may occur. Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.


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