Title: Summer Intern
Organization: Philadelphia Green Capital Corp.
Location: Preference for hybrid remote/in-person work in Philadelphia, but location may be fully remote depending on COVID-19 protocols in Summer 2022
Timing: June – August 2022 (8-10 weeks), 40 hrs/wk
Application Deadline: Friday February 25, 2022
Contact: Rishika Ghosh ([email protected])
Preference will be given to students who can secure external funding for this internship.
The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp (PGCC), the non-profit “green bank” affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority, 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.
PGCC supports the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) work 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 4 years, launched over $167MM in projects and created 1,700 jobs. PGCC’s existing and future financing tools will support the $1B goal of the Energy Campaign.
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 development and management, 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 materials 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 (dependent on intern’s interests & skills)
Background and skills required
- Current undergraduate student in good academic standing
- A self-starter with strong communication and research skills
- Demonstrated interest or experience in one or more of the following topics: clean energy, sustainability, climate change, impact investing, finance, climate advocacy, education, urban studies, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, affordable housing, public policy research, and/or other relevant topics
- Ability to manage simultaneous projects/work streams, set priorities, and exercise independent judgment
The following past experience(s) would be advantageous:
- Experience in marketing/communications, and public policy research
- Experience in a company that is active in projects related to the energy and/or climate change spaces
- Experience in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment
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 25, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit
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.