Internship position now available with ETCleanFuels

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 300 interns in more than 60 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. Students have participated in research, outreach activities, public education, K-12 outreach, fleet events and a vast array of transportation-related environmental projects.

Overview: Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate (junior or senior only) or graduate degree-granting program. The internship will begin September 8, 2020, and run through December 18, 2020. The intern will have the option to reapply for another Spring 2021/Summer 2021 Internship.

Internship Details

  • Position is for 20 hours per week for 14 weeks.
  • Internship dates: approximately September 8, 2020, through December 18, 2020
  • Stipends range from $2,520 – $4,200 per semester depending on academic classification
  • Applications are due August 20, 2020
  • This position will consist primarily of remote work, dependent on the current COVID-19 virus situation


A comfortable understanding and willingness to do digital and in-person outreach, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, reliability and general high-level computer literacy. Strong social media and website management skills are a plus and a readiness to learn more about digital media skills is a must. This position is most applicable to students studying communications, journalism, marketing or a similar field. A strong interest or knowledge in environmental and/or energy-related causes is beneficial. Due to the nature of remote work, the ability to work independently and be self-motived is necessary.


  1. Compiling and collecting fuel pricing data for the quarterly Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report (AFPR).
  2. Scheduling and creating social media content for our accounts across multiple platforms.
  3. Conduct alternative fuel technology-related or digital media research to further your understanding and education on clean transportation and using digital media as a non-profit.
  4. Create and manage digital newsletters for the Bi-Weekly Drive Electric TN email campaign.
  5. Conduct telephone, email and personal outreach (including tabling at events) to prospective Tennessee Clean Fuels or Drive Electric TN members, vehicle fleet owners, media contacts and/or policy-makers, community organizations, fuel marketers, and others.
  6. Assist with event coordination— support event and communications staff with technical workshops, webinars, conferences, and other events, including producing materials, conducting outreach, and helping with event logistics.
  7. Attend weekly staff meetings to provide task updates and coordinate with other TNCF staff.
  8. Management of the Drive Electric TN website, including editing, SEO optimization, writing articles and other website upkeep.
  9. Complete CCWUDP deliverables required for your internship.

About Tennessee Clean Fuels

The mission of TNCleanFuels is to promote cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles to improve air quality, curb dependence on petroleum and support Tennessee’s economy. The CCUWDP internship is housed within the East Tennessee Clean Fuels designation and is located inside the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment in Knoxville’s downtown UT Conference Center.
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To Apply

Email resume to

Contact Information

Daniel Siksay, Co-Coordinator
(865) 974-9665