Communications Summer Internship

Job Locations US-OH
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VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business, VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility.


The Communications Intern will support the development and execution of Efficiency Smart’s communication projects. The intern will work closely with the Efficiency Smart’s marketing team to ensure a consistent brand is supported through all content.


This is a part time position, approximately 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks. Hours are flexible during normal business hours, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. 


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.


  • Develop content for communication channels including social media, web, and newsletters
  • Complete content calendar for Efficiency Smart social media accounts
  • Assist with keyword research and reccomendations based on SEO best practices
  • Provide proofreading assistance
  • Work closely with the marketing team to support other projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Currently enrolled in higher education institution, majoring in marketing, communications, English, or an applicable area of study
  • A strong understanding of social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Experience with Photoshop, Canva, InDesign and Illustrator is helpful but not essential.
  • Strong work ethic, dependable, detail oriented, well organized, and able to prioritize competing priorities and deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate clearly and succinctly
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be willing to help other team members when appropriate

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:

Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.


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