Monday, August 5, 2013

Utah Clean Cities Internship Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC) Fall 2013 Intern

UCCC’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Assessment & Strategic Implementation Plan has been put in to action, and the coalition is currently convening a Task Force that will address EV barriers in three phases. The first phase of implementation involves developing legislation that will deal with adoption barriers, including the resale of electricity and vehicle incentives. UCCC’s  Fall 2013 intern will assist with bill preparation leading up to the 2014 Legislative Session. He or she will be afforded the unique opportunity to interact with state legislators witnessing first-hand the legislative process. They would also receive support and guidance from Utah Clean Energy, a local nonprofit that is partnering with UCCC on this endeavor.

In addition to legislative experience, our intern would be responsible assisting with EV Task Force meeting coordination and follow up. This may include, but not be limited to, collaboration with stakeholders, conducting market research, presenting information, coordinate events, and compile information, data and stakeholder input.

During this time, UCCC staff will also be working on a myriad of events and campaigns, including Idle Free Awareness month, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness month, a CNG summit and 20th anniversary events. In addition to the EV Task Force and event planning, the intern would assist with public outreach and content generation for UCCC communications channels, to help UCCC staff with the above listed activities.

HOURS:  20 hours a week for 15 weeks.

Excellent writing and communication skills
Knowledge of social media platforms and the Microsoft Office Suite. 
Self –motivated and detail-oriented with a background in environmental science, communications or business.

Students will be compensated with a stipend ranging from $2,520 - $4,200. Exact compensation is dependent on academic classification.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Irene Rizza (


Irene Rizza

More Information about the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program:

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 150 interns in more than 70 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.
Specific Details:
  • Up to 39 internships available at competitively-selected U.S. Clean Cities Coalition locations working with dynamic Clean Cities coordinators and their stakeholders
  • Positions are 15 or 20 hours per week (determined by the coalition) for 15 weeks
  • Internship dates: Approximately September 9, 2013 through April 26, 2014. Exact start/end dates determined by individual coalitions
  • Stipends range from $2,520 - $4,200 depending on academic classification and number of hours assigned by the coalition.
  • Many past internships have led to permanent positions!

To submit your resume and complete the online application, please click here and complete the application process by August 5, 2013. If selected, interns will be notified by August 30, 2013.
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