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Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition Hiring Student Intern for Fall/Spring Semesters

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U.S. Dept. of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program Intern

Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) is seeking qualified student candidates for a Clean Cities Internship sponsored by Argonne National Laboratories’ Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Clean Cities is a govern­ment-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the trans­portation sector through the deployment of alternative fuels as well as fuel saving technologies/policies.

Ideal candidates are excellent communicators, self-starters, motivators, leaders, creative, organized, and have or can quickly learn a functional understanding of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies (e.g., CNG, hybrid electric vehicles, AFVs, idle reduction, etc.). Candidates must be in pursuit of a bachelors or graduate degree in fields such as communications, public relations, business, public administration, geography, or environmental science. Candidates shall also have experience with or be able to accomplish and/or assist with the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, and telephone communication skills;
  • Research, evaluation and analysis of technical information and data;
  • Media outreach experience;
  • Experience with social media, particularly Twitter;
  • Ability to prepare and present case studies to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Planning and hosting workshops and meetings, and developing various types of outreach materials;
  • Knowledge of energy and environmental issues;
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategic plans and programs;
  • Experience using Microsoft products, especially Powerpoint, Excel, & Word;
  • Working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, Network Analyst Extension, US Census data a plus;
  • Working with a minimal amount of supervision.

Background – Candidate must provide details about their experience and educational background by emailing a resume and brief cover letter to Eric Pollard, epollard@acogok.org. Only students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution and are an undergraduate (junior or senior only) or graduate student are eligible. Students who have recently graduated, and have been out of school less than one year could also be considered eligible candidates, but the preference is to have a student currently enrolled in school in the Oklahoma City Metro Area.

Timeframe – Candidate must be able to commit to support a Coalition for a total of 30 weeks (including 1 unpaid week of time off each semester) across the fall and spring terms. Students must be available to work either 15 or 20 hours/week during this period (unless a special exception or alternate work arrangement is approved by ANL). The students will be selected by the Coalition by September 4, 2015 and will begin the program approximately on September 8, 2015 and conclude April 22, 2016. Coalitions that would like to employ the student for longer than 28 weeks may do so, but the student must be agreeable and Coalitions must assume the cost for any additional work beyond 28 total weeks.

Funding – The CCUWDP will provide per semester $2,520 to undergraduate students who work an average 15 hours per week and $3,360 to undergraduate students who work an average of 20 hours per week. If a graduate student is selected, the Coalition will be eligible for the following amounts per semester: $3,150 for students working an average 15 hours per week and $4,200 who work an average 20 hours per week.

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