Summer Communications Intern
Town of Concord, MA - Concord, MA
Temporary$16 an hour
* High School Diploma or GED
* Organizational Skills
* Microsoft Word
* Driver's License
* Microsoft Powerpoint
The Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP) is seeking a summer intern to help reduce Concords carbon footprint by promoting energy efficiency and electrification of heating and transportation. This temporary position will help in this task by creating communications materials about energy efficiency technologies and CMLPs rebate offerings. We are looking for an excellent writer who enjoys interacting with the public and is self-motivated. The ideal candidate will be interested in environmental impact mitigation through energy efficiency and renewable energy. Work Schedule: 30 - 40 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible, with the internship starting in June and ending in mid to late August. Pay rate: $16/hour.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application.
Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including a motor vehicle record checks, and a drug screening. Costs for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.
Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP) seeks to reduce Concords carbon footprint by promoting energy efficiency and electrification of heating and transportation. This temporary position will help in this task by creating communications materials about energy efficiency technologies and CMLPs rebate offerings. We are looking for an excellent writer who enjoys interacting with the public and is self-motivated. The ideal candidate will be interested in environmental impact mitigation through energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Create and distribute surveys to residents and businesses who have recently had energy audits and/or energy upgrades to learn about their experiences. Gather and analyze survey results. Use survey results in articles.
Attend residential energy audit(s) for background research. Potentially also attend commercial energy audit for same purpose.
Identify, interview, and photograph citizens and business people who have received CMLP rebates for energy efficiency upgrades and electrification measures. CMLP will provide names and contact information of former rebate recipients most likely to agree to be interviewed.
Transform information gathered from the above sources, along with internet research, into short articles and success stories for print and social media dissemination that will be scheduled to run throughout the year.
Create a media plan and graphics for different events or campaigns.
Compile a list of Concord community organizations with contact information for dissemination of information about events and new services.
Assist with planning and implementing citizen trainings in energy efficient practices and technologies.
Potential other opportunities exist for website upgrades, additional energy efficiency research, helping create new rebate programs, and creating materials to help residents and businesses with energy efficiency decision-making.
Complete work in a timely, accurate manner.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Energy Specialist and Energy Conservation Coordinator.
Receive general direction and supervision from the CMLP Energy Specialist and Energy Conservation Coordinator.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent verbal and writing skills, including internet research experience
Ability to communicate technical or scientific topics to a general audience
Basic understanding of energy concepts (i.e. kWh vs. KW, residential heating & cooling options, etc.)
Strong interest in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental issues
Strong interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and use of a digital camera
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting
Able to interact with the public in a professional manner
Website editing experience is a plus
Graphic design capabilities are a plus
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school education
A valid drivers license is required
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Position requires extensive typing and sitting. Operates computer, printer, calculator, telephone, copier, and all other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.
Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and/or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished. Varied office environment, may sometimes be subject to variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Position requires driving within town borders to attend energy audits, conduct interviews for research purposes, and assist with evening citizen training programs.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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