Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

DCSEU Marketing and Communications Intern | Summer

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Starts: June 8, 2020

End Date: August 14, 2020

Pay: $15.00/hr

Location: Burlington, VT

Main Focus of Internship:


Position Description

VEIC is a sustainable energy company with a mission to enhance the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of clean and efficient energy use for all people. Headquartered in Vermont with offices in Ohio, Washington D.C., and New York state, VEIC has over 32 years’ experience transforming energy systems, specializing in energy efficiency, clean transportation, and renewable energy. In addition to its full-service consulting business, VEIC operates three large-scale energy efficiency utilities: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU); and has launched three mission-aligned subsidiaries that promote community-level solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Marketing and Communications Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist the DCSEU in management of the marketing materials supporting our programs, as well as the annual report. Candidates must be fast learners, organized, energetic, analytical, and proactive. Using creative thinking and exceptional customer focus, the Intern partners with VEIC’s internal Marketing team and serves as an integral member of the Marketing team while contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating work environment.

Diversity & Inclusion statement

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Supports the organization, collection, and production of stories, photos, and video content in support of the DCSEU’s annual report, Solar for All, Refresh the District, Workforce Development, and other DCSEU projects.
  • Participates in small design projects, such as program material updates and flyers.
  • Displays marketing materials inside and outside the DCSEU office.
  • Works closely with the marketing team to support other projects as needed.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC.
  • Enrollment in an accredited design degree program and/or related major or a similar combination of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills were acquired.
  • A strong understanding of design principles and methodologies.
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop required) and working knowledge of Microsoft Office software on Mac and PC platform.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to convey complex information in accessible and relatable language.
  • Prioritization skills: ability to balance and compare competing priorities and accurately collect data to help assess the best path(s) forward.
  • Project Management Skills: ability to work independently in a self-motivated and self-confident manner, incubating a project from an idea to a final deliverable.
  • Interest in, if not familiarity with, Energy Justice and how it can apply to emerging technologies and services.

Working Conditions

Internal – Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.

External – No travel is required.

Physical Demands

Most duties are performed from a seated position. There is potential for eyestrain from reading detailed materials and computer screen. Deadlines, workloads during peak periods and changing priorities may cause increased stress levels. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying objects weighing of approximately 40 pounds such as files, documents, and computer equipment and materials though is not required should this not be possible for any reason. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards at a moderate skill level. Repetitive motion injuries may occur. Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter and resume. Please direct your cover letter to Brent McGlynn, HR & Facilities Coordinator, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 401, Burlington, VT 05401. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an intake form and you will be redirected to VEIC’s human resources page to upload your cover letter and resume. Applications due by Friday, February 21st.