Work with the Energy Challenge! Apply for our internship by 3/31

The Energy Challenge is hiring!  Help support this huge community effort and get paid too.  Have questions?  Email us at the address below.




Position: Monroe County Energy Challenge Intern – starting April/May 2015

Department: City of Bloomington Department of Economic & Sustainable Development

Duration: Approximately 2 years (may be split into shorter periods depending on availability)

Compensation: $12/hr; average 10 hours/week (hours can be higher in summer)

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2015

Send resume and cover letter to:

This position will provide critical support to the Monroe County Energy Challenge, a community collaboration aimed at winning the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. This Energy Prize competition brings together 50 communities across the country to reduce residential, municipal, and K-12 energy usage over a two-year period.


  • Spearhead programming, staffing and other logistics for the EnergyMobile, an energy-efficient vehicle that will travel to neighborhoods throughout the county to share energy efficiency materials and information and provide technical assistance to local residents.
  • Enhance and implement the existing outreach plan with the goal of engaging as many people as possible in the Challenge effort to achieve measurable reductions in energy use.
  • Create outreach and educational materials to support the Challenge
  • Create and track measures of participation and success.       Evaluate results and rework programs as needed.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Sustainability Coordinator and community task force.
  • Attend meetings, functions and events with and as directed by the Sustainability Coordinator.
  • Take all reasonable steps to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills desired

  • Ability to process complex information in order to identify and prioritize strategies
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail. Ability to maintain accurate records and files.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in diverse contexts.
  • Moderate to strong comprehension of spreadsheet functions, Word documents, and ability to learn software as required
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer terminal and related software, fax machine, copier and telephone
  • A clean driving record and current car insurance

Level of Supervision and Responsibility

Duties are performed according to standard departmental procedures and operations. The position is supervised by the Sustainability Coordinator. Level of supervision varies with scope and nature of the assignment. Many tasks are executed with minimal direct supervision.

Difficulty of Work

The position performs duties in a modern office environment with no unusual physical demands. Work follows a schedule determined according to availability by incumbent and supervisor. Work is performed in a highly visible environment and requires occasional evening and weekend work.

Personal Work Relationships

The position will maintain frequent contact with Department personnel, City employees, local organizations, media and members of the general public for the purpose of giving and receiving assignments and information. Contact occurs during varied situations and circumstances, requiring tact and professionalism.