2017 Academic Internship - Paid

Organization: 

Clean Fuels Ohio

Overview: Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree- granting program. Positions will begin February 2017 and run through the end of August 2017. Schedules are flexible. Positions average 15 to 20 hours per week during the school year and 25 to 35 hours per week during the summer. Pay is $10/hour plus the opportunity to earn academic credit.

Qualifications: Strong motivation to make a difference in the world, excellent written and verbal communication and outreach skills, general high-level computer literacy, strong organizational and research skills; attention to detail, reliability, assertiveness and willingness to take initiative. Strong data and analytic skills required. This position is most applicable to students in Economics, Environmental Management, Business, Political Science, Natural Resources, City and Regional Planning, Agriculture or with strong interests in environmental and/or energy- related non-profit organizations. Candidates should have ability to pass drug screenings.

Primary Responsibilities will include the following with a strong preference given to candidates with experience in these areas:

1. Fleet Engagement & Analysis: Assist with outreach and education to a variety of government and private fleets (particularly in Central Ohio) about opportunities to implement Electric Vehicles (EVs) and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as part of Clean Fuels Ohio’s Consulting imitative and the Smart City/Smart Columbus project, including:

  • Assist with ongoing communications with valued industry resources.
  • Assist in conducting initial “rapid” fleet assessments and identify candidate fleets for detailed Electric Vehicle fleet analysis throughout 2017.
  • Assist with detailed fleet EV/AFV Total Cost of Ownership analysis for public and private fleets designed to show best applications and economic opportunities for EV/AFV deployment and charging/refueling infrastructure deployment.
  • Please clearly indicate related experience and skills in your application.

2. Assist with Event Coordination: organize seminars, conferences and other events, including producing materials, conducting outreach and promotion and helping with event logistics. Please clearly indicate any event planning skills in your application. Additional Responsibilities will include the following:

3. Conduct telephone, email, and personal outreach to prospective Clean Fuels Ohio members, vehicle fleet owners, media contacts and/or policy-makers, community organizations, fuel marketers, and others.

4. Conduct policy and technology-related research.

5. Update, improve and coordinate databases including numerous fleet, government officials, industry, organizational and other contacts.

6. Perform routine administrative tasks and support other staff work as needed.

About Clean Fuels Ohio: Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) is a statewide non-profit organization with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. CFO strives to improve air quality and health, reduce environmental pollution and strengthen Ohio’s economy by increasing the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and energy-saving vehicles. Clean Fuels Ohio is an equal opportunity employer.

More info is available at www.CleanFuelsOhio.org.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume, email (preferred) .pdf or MS Word format, or US mail to Pete Johnsen, Administrative Director, Clean Fuels Ohio, 530 West Spring Street, Suite 250, Columbus, OH 43215, Pete@CleanFuelsOhio.org.

Location: 

530 West Spring Street, Suite 250, Columbus, OH 43215

Deadline: 

Friday, February 17, 2017