Sustainable Building Analysis Internship
The Smithsonian’s Environmental Management Unit is seeking an intern candidate to analyze facility compliance with Executive Order 13693: “The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings were updated by the Council on Environmental Quality on February 26, 2016, and are required by Executive Order 13693”. https://www4.eere.energy.gov/femp/requirements/guidelines_filtering.
|Project Title||Sustainable Building Analysis Internship|
|Appointment Term||Start Date||May 29, 2018||End Date||August 3, 2018|
|Location||National Museum of Natural History|
|Stipend||Stipends based upon funding availability. Normal stipend is $400/week.|
|Time Requirement||This is a full-time 40 hour per week internship|
|Housing||Interns must secure housing prior to the internship start date|
|Travel||Travel to and from work location is the responsibility of the intern|
|Tentative Supervisor||Paul Wolbert-Associate Director of Energy Management|
- Identify the percentage of the Smithsonian’s existing buildings (above 5,000 gross square feet) that will by fiscal year 2025, comply with Executive Order 13693 (Guiding Principles mentioned above).
- Research and develop a strategic plan proposal outlining how Smithsonian facilities can make annual progress toward 100 percent conformance with the Guiding Principles.
- Document annual progress toward stipulated conformance from June 2016 to present.
- Prepare a crosswalk document between recent LEED version(s) and the Guiding Principles for reference by SI staff.
- Present a bi-weekly progress update at energy management staff meetings .
- Publish at least one (300 word) news article summarizing the project for the Sustainability
- Practice research, writing, and reporting skills
- Learn about federal building sustainability initiatives
- Learn how to present findings and materials that will be useful for staff
How to support proposals with data
- Practice writing to inform, engage and motivate readers
- Develop coordination skills with internal and external stakeholders
- Develop project management skills
- Learn how to work together with a team to accomplish a common goal
- Must be interested in learning about how a diverse complex of facilities can become more sustainable
- Enjoy and be skilled in research
- Experience using Microsoft Office
- Be comfortable meeting project deadlines
- Student must be in good current academic standing
- Student must apply through Student Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA)
- Student must be available for a video, phone, or in person interview by selection panel
- Student must provide and verify housing for term of internship
- Student must have a bank account for direct deposit of stipend payments
- Student must be available to work 40 hours per week
- Must provide proof of US Citizenship