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Positions: Engineering or Business Development Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Innovation Area: Built Environment and Infrastructure; Energy Management and Efficiency; Software and Data Analytics; Policy and Economics
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

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Gemini Energy Solutions (Gemini) is an energy-efficiency consulting firm that supports small and medium sized businesses and municipalities in their efforts to become more economically resilient by becoming more energy efficient. We provide relevant and accurate information to our clients so they can make strategic business decisions. Our organization and scale are unique to the industry. While other energy-efficiency companies will work with several dozen businesses over a year, we are building the company to work with several thousand. Gemini's priority is, first and foremost, reducing the greenhouse emissions of commercial buildings. Closely following this is Gemini's goal of educating businesses and communities about energy-efficiency to drive meaningful behavior change.

Our Internship is designed to provide hands-on experience with applications of energy efficiency to create economic development, improve the environment and enhance comfort in buildings. As a summer intern, you will be working primarily on business development activities. This entails researching potential opportunities, communicating with potential clients, and interacting with a diverse group of professionals across the clean energy sector. You will work closely with Geminiʼs executive team, attending client meetings and engaging with city officials. This internship will include both office and field work. Through this internship, you will gain experience in effective communication and increase your knowledge of the energy efficiency sector. For those who wish to pursue a career in energy efficiency, there will be a lot of interaction with professionals in all areas of the industry.

Who should apply

If you are passionate about helping customers save money and energy, we would like to talk with you. This position is ideal for someone who can easily engage with customers, be proactive and open-minded in new situations, eager to learn on their own and has an analytical mind.

Responsibilities

As an intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research and analysis on building science and emerging energy technologies
  • Improving Geminiʼs energy auditing software and integrating analytical tools
  • Identifying creative value-based revenue streams and supporting project financing
  • Supporting the preparation of high-quality proposals for utilities and climate initiatives
  • Supporting the development of marketing strategies and deploying campaigns
  • Partnership/coalition building—working with Geminiʼs community partners to deliver high-quality services that prioritize their needs—this could include cold calling city sustainability managers and community leaders

What We Value

  • Solid organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think and act creatively and strategically
  • Team-oriented personality (including with remote work)
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and strong work ethic

Preferred skills (but not required)

  • Research experience
  • Sustainability and energy topics
  • Energy modeling, building science, and heat transfer
  • Energy bill analysis and familiarity with utilities and electric cooperatives
  • API integration for automating information transfer and processes
  • Data science and data analysis
  • Economic analysis and business development
  • Policy research and analysis
  • Public speaking experience
  • Basic programming knowledge (Python, databases, etc.), SaaS

Preferred Majors

Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science), Computer Science, Data Science, Earth Systems, Urban Studies, Public Policy, Economics