Energy Efficiency Analytics Summer 2017 Internship (Toronto, Ottawa, Atlanta, or Fairfax, VA)

  • ICF International
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Apr 17, 2017
Energy Efficiency Environmental Science/Engineering

Job Description

Analyzing fuel and power markets, improving energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy and distributed generation programs, advising on regulatory compliance. In these areas and more, you’ll find ICF. Backed by 40+ years of experience, our energy experts work at the intersection of policy and practice, helping government and commercial clients worldwide devise effective energy strategies, develop and implement programs for today, and tomorrow. 

Job Description: 

In the energy market, ICF helps public- and private-sector clients develop comprehensive energy strategies and establish sustainable programs to deliver and maintain energy. To support our growth, we are hiring engineering student interns to work in our Energy Efficiency Analytics practice. You will contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. At ICF, you will have an opportunity to apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, interact with experts and clients in the field, and grow your content knowledge and consulting skills. Interns will be assessed for potential full-time offers to join the team after graduation. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Advanced energy saving calculations and economic analyses for residential and commercial sector projects
  • Conducting market research on various energy efficiency technologies
  • Managing and analyzing large datasets using advanced Excel and Visual Basic functions
  • Assisting with developing and implementing energy efficiency program strategies
  • Preparing and presenting persuasive presentations
  • Co-authoring journal articles, white papers and marketing pieces  


Basic Qualifications:  

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Architectural or Electrical Engineering, Building Science, Energy Management, or related subject with a minimum in-major GPA of 3.5
  • Coursework or professional/internship experience with energy modeling energy saving calculation and/or energy policy analysis
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills 

 Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Knowledge of building construction methods, mechanical systems and related energy use
  • Understanding of economic valuation including NPV and IRR analysis
  • Experience with energy modeling tools (e.g., OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, etc.)
  • Professional work experience OR internships related to energy efficiency
  • Programming skills with experience in a variety of languages (e.g., Python, Java, R, Ruby, etc.)
  • Knowledge of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics 

Professional Skills: 

  • Demonstrates trustworthiness and upholds the highest ethical standards
  • Ensures that information flows effectively to others
  • Identifies, collects and analyzes the information needed to solve a problem effectively
  • Clearly expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts in writing
  • Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.  

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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Job Level

Intern (Paid)