Carbon Emissions Reduction Strategy Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Sustainability Institute


Penn State’s Sustainability Institute (SI) is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work during Summer 2019 to assess potential financial strategies to incentivize the reduction of carbon emissions from the University. Specifically, the intern will assist with: Completing a bench-marking study of how other Universities are incentivizing emissions reductions and potential future legislation on financial repercussions of carbon emissions; Working with Penn State Office of Physical Plant (OPP) energy staff to understand Penn State`s current processes and emissions sources; Recommend financial strategies to incentivize the reduction of carbon emissions from Penn State’s operations; Analyze potential emissions reductions and process barriers of the recommended strategies. Duties may include but are not limited to learning/using EnergyCAP; researching financial carbon emissions reductions strategies; creating digital models; making a business case for recommendations; and working with other interns, SI and OPP staff. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated proficiency in event management and graphic design. The successful candidate will be a team player with a GPA above 3.0 in engineering, economics, or business, have experience with Excel, Matlab or other modeling software, be a quick learner, who is able to manage and organize multiple sources of information, to meet deadlines and to enjoy a variably-paced work environment, proactive and able to work independently, ready to take initiative and anticipate and adapt to potential developments as they arise, interested in sustainability and reducing our carbon emissions within the constraints of maintaining operational and financial stability. This paid internship will be for up to 35 hours per week during the summer. Our offices are in the Land and Water Research Building near the outdoor track, although some of the work will be able to be done remotely. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information for two references. Questions should be directed to Meghan Hoskins ( Shift: 35 hours per week

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088