Vermont Energy Investment Corporation


Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
Customer Support
Deadline to Apply




Spring and/or Summer (please specify which one are applying for)

Starting at $15/hr

Spring: 37 hours per week; Summer: 40 hours per week

Flexible Start Date


The DCSEU is looking for passionate, driven, and creative members to join our team. They will work with DCSEU on high impacts projects focused on our mission to provide energy savings to local businesses and residents.




This fellowship is open to undergraduate, postgraduate, and vocational education level candidates interested in energy and sustainability policies, high performance buildings, and other initiatives related to climate action plans.


The DCSEU Benchmarking fellow will split time assisting the DOEE Benchmarking team and the DCSEU Account Management/Technology & Innovation teams to help further both organizations’ planning and outreach activities assisting District building owners with their benchmarking and energy reduction efforts.  

The fellow will offer support to properties as they gather their benchmarking energy and water meter data and property use details. The fellow will also help train building staff/property managers on how to accurately benchmark properties in ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager. The fellow may also work with the properties to help them understand their energy performance, ways to increase energy efficiency, and analyze how the DC Building Energy Performance Standards would apply to the building. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing benchmarking data and responding to calls and inquiries received through the Benchmarking Help Center;
  • Preparing program guidance documents, educational materials,
  • Developing strategies to help commercial and residential building owners reduce their overall energy consumption; and providing technical assistance on special projects and drafting reports.
  • DC residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

The fellow will use context learned working with the DOEE Benchmarking team and building owners to help the DCSEU Account Management and Technology & Innovation teams improve their outreach and support for building owners as they seek to reduce the energy used in their buildings.

This position requires strong analytical, interpersonal and customer service skills and strong technical writing and computer skills, including the ability to conduct independent research and analyses. The position also requires general understanding of renewable energy technologies, policies, strategies and public-private partnerships that facilitate adoption and installation of renewable energy systems. Preferred experience with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®


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