Summer Intern at Philadelphia Green Capital Corp.

Title: Summer Intern

Organization: Philadelphia Green Capital Corp.

Location: In-person preferred

Type: Internship

Timing: June – August 2023 (8-10 weeks), 40 hrs/wk

Application Deadline: Rolling, through Friday February 17, 2023

Contact: Rishika Ghosh ([email protected])

Preference will be given to students who can secure external funding for this internship.

 Company Description

The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp (PGCC), the non-profit “green bank” affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), aims to grow the clean energy economy in the Philadelphia region. PGCC offers low-cost financing options for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and develops programs that remove systemic barriers to clean energy financing. PGCC launched in September 2021. Learn more about our products here.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In 2016, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs and to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia, and in its first 5 years, launched over $291MM in projects and created 2,500 jobs.

Internship Scope

Under the supervision of the PGCC Senior Associate, the Intern will support PGCC’s continued growth as a new green bank entity serving the Philadelphia region. The Intern will focus on pipeline development, program support, market education, stakeholder engagement, and promoting accessible loan products and resources to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Philadelphia. The exact scope of work will be designed to complement the Intern’s existing skills and desired learning experiences.

Tasks May Include a Combination of the Following:

  • Develop social media and other marketing content to help build PGCC’s brand awareness
  • Assist back-end operations of PGCC’s work managing solar renewable energy credits
  • Prepare program documentation, white papers, and other written outputs as needed to support market education, customer outreach, and build PGCC’s commercial project pipeline
  • Support creation of pitch materials and grant application material to support fundraising activities
  • Participate in stakeholder engagement and event planning
  • Lead special projects that support the development of high-quality future programming, which could include creating research briefs on potential opportunities for PGCC, developing a target list of investors, or evaluating policy & market trends to inform strategic planning

Background and skills required

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • A self-starter with strong communication and research skills
  • Demonstrated interest in energy, sustainability, climate change, impact investing, finance, advocacy, education, urban studies and/or other relevant topics
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: project development; financial modeling; environmental advocacy and/or clean energy-related action, entrepreneurship, affordable housing, public policy & research, program management, marketing & communications
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects/work streams, set priorities, and exercise independent judgment

The following past experience(s) would be advantageous:

  • Experience in finance, and/or real estate or energy project development
  • Experience in a company or club that is active in projects related to the energy
  • Experience in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment
  • Note that this is a paid internship, and preference will be given to students who can secure external funding.

To Apply: Please send (1) a resume and (2) a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position to Rishika Ghosh, Senior Associate at PGCC, at [email protected] by February 17, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Through intentional hiring practices, PGCC is committed to fostering a respectful, diverse, and inclusive

workplace. PGCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race,

ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability,

marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence

victim status.