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 15, 2021, and run through December 23, 2021. The intern will have the option to reapply for another Spring 2022/Summer 2022 Internship.

Internship Details

  • Position is for 20 hours per week for 14 weeks.
  • Internship dates: approximately September 15, 2021, through December 23, 2021
  • Stipends range from $2,520 – $4,200 per semester depending on academic classification
    • $3,360 per semester for undergraduate students or recent graduates (within 1 year) working 20 hours per week
    • $4,200 per semester for graduate students working 20 hours per week
  • Applications are due September 2, 2021
  • This position will consist primarily of in-office work at our University of Tennessee Conference Center office in Knoxville, TN. There is a possibility that we will return to remote work, dependent on the emerging COVID-19 virus situation. To protect our staff and stakeholders, all applicants must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Qualifications

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, sustainability, marketing or a similar field, although students in other fields who believe they possess similar skills are also encouraged to apply. A strong interest or knowledge in environmental and/or energy-related causes is beneficial. Due to the nature of this work, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated is necessary.

Responsibilities

Although the incoming knowledge to complete the following is encouraged, the ETCF team is willing and able to provide training for these tasks for individuals able to learn new skills quickly and are technologically adept.

  1. Website management: adding new posts and pages to our multiple websites on the WordPress platform   
  2. Managing data collection and entry efforts for CCFAA Annual Data Collection and Quarterly Alt Fuels Price Reporting
  3. Timestamping, tagging, creating descriptions for and uploading FuelsFlix videos on YouTube  
  4. Creating data collection surveys of various sorts using QuestionPro and Qualtrics utilizing information provided by the Company  
  5. Managing cost-share and volunteer/vehicle data collected from DriveElectricUSA Project stakeholders
  6. Provide various Excel-related data management activities
  7. Facilitating webinars for ETCF and related projects
  8. Assisting with the creation of scheduling platform, Communications and Dissemination plan, and any additional project deliverables for National Fire Protection Association EV Training Program
  9. Create physical and digital materials for DriveElectricTN visibility and promotion
  10. 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.
More information is available at www.tncleanfuels.org.

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Contact Information

Daniel Siksay, Chief of Staff
(865) 974-9665
[email protected]