MEC is Looking for a Fall ’18/Spring ’19 paid intern!

Kansas City Clean Cities Coalition University Workforce Development Program

Paid Internship Announcement

ABOUT: The Clean Cities internship will give students 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 in the past have participated in research, outreach activities, public education, K-12 outreach, fleet events, and a vast array of transportation-related environmental projects.

PREFERRED MAJORS:  Marketing, Environmental Science, Communication Studies, Business Administration, and any related fields

SHIFT: Scheduling is very flexible, but student must be available during regular business hours.  Candidate must be willing to work an average of 20 hours a week based on student’s schedule during regular business hours and also weekend outreach events when applicable.

BENEFITS: Hourly wages depend on undergraduate/graduate student status ($12/hr for undergraduates; $15/hr for graduate students). College credit may be available upon approval of student advisor. Ample opportunity to network with businesses, industry and government stakeholders. A dynamic working environment gives the opportunity to learn multiple work-related skills in a short period of time.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Support to Kansas City Regional Clean Cities, an alternative fuel program. We will consider the student’s program interests when assigning the work that he/she will be doing. The intern’s responsibilities may include any of the following (based upon our current need and your experience, skills, and interests):

•    Meeting and event coordination

•    Conducting outreach, phone calls
•    Administrative support
•    Requesting/handling articles from coalition members; drafting newsletter content
•    Website and social media updates
•    Contact management
•    Market research / surveys

•    Educating local, state, and Congressional government officials

We work with students to develop a schedule that accommodates the intern’s classes and homework. Learning opportunities include webinars on topics such as event planning and public relations, online courses through Clean Cities University, and direct experience.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE NEEDED: The candidate needs to have strong written communication skills, computer skills (including spreadsheets and word processing), and excellent organizational skills. Junior or Senior status is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be directly submitted to David Albrecht, Program Coordinator, at david (at) metroenergy (dot) org. Your email should include your resume and cover letter.  In the letter, please state why you are interested in interning with Metropolitan Energy Center, average number of hours a week you are available, your relevant experience, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.

Applications are due August 24, 2018.

LOCATION: Our offices are located at 3810 Paseo Blvd Kansas City, MO 64109.  About five minutes north of the Plaza.