Engineering Internship

Job Locations US-DC
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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 (DCSEU). 


The Engineering Intern will support Engineering Consultants to perform existing building assessments to take inventory of and analyze HVAC, lighting, water, and building envelope to make retrofit recommendations based on impacts of energy usage. This role will also participate in the delivery of cost-effective energy efficiency solutions to clients while contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating work environment. This person enjoys engaging work within a non-profit, forward-thinking, energy consulting business and is available to work entirely remotely (depending on needs/location) or hybrid with VEIC having physical offices in Winooski, Vermont, and D.C.. The ideal candidate will live in the District of Columbia.


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.


  • Support Engineering Consultants to perform existing building assessments to take inventory of and analyze HVAC, lighting, water, and building envelope to make retrofit recommendations based on impacts of energy usage
  • Performs basic energy analysis, building systems energy modeling, screens measures, and calculates incentives for projects.
  • Provides assistance to Engineering Consultants with research for lighting and HVAC equipment specifications and MEP plan reviews.
  • Maintains accurate project records within proprietary database and hard copy files.
  • Meets on site or with client as needed to identify project and priorities, develop customer relationships, and inspect energy efficient measures.
  • Provides support to the activities of DCSEU/VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC.
  • Associate’s degree or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • At least 2 years’ experience with project assistance and conducting analysis.
  • Understanding of building systems, building energy use, building construction, and energy analysis techniques preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and modeling software.
  • Experience building relationships with customers and bringing their perspective to proposed solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

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 – Moderate travel is required. Work requires moderate travel throughout the state to visit sites where efficiency measures are proposed or installed. Site visits may include entry into existing facilities or construction sites. Site visits may involve examination of mechanical or electrical systems and/or processes, as well as building components.


Physical Demands:

Work involves standing and walking for brief periods of time, but many 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 up to approximately 40 pounds such as files, documents, and some equipment. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards at a moderate skill level. Repetitive motion injuries may occur. External work may involve accessing confined spaces as well as climbing ladders.

Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.


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