Internships

MassEnergize employs student interns (undergraduate  and graduate level) under the MassCEC Internship program. We strive to give interns a great experience working in close collaboration with an agile team and a family of passionate community organizers. To be eligible for the MassCEC Internship Program, students need to be either residents of Massachusetts or attend a Massachusetts college or university. Internships usually span Summer, Fall, and Spring. Reach out in advance if you are interested in interning with us.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will help MassEnergize expand our reach, develop creative ways to engage with clients, donors, and the public, and raise our profile as an effective and impactful organization working on climate issues in Massachusetts. Interns will report to the MassEnergize core team in a virtual office setting. Intern projects will include:

  • Supporting the development of visual media and communications tools and assets
  • Developing and implementing social media strategies for outreach and engagement
  • Supporting fundraising efforts and donor engagement through multiple communications
  • Assisting with outreach efforts in MassEnergize selected communities

Intern candidates should have strong writing, visual and social media skills, communication skills, and be able to work independently, via the internet with occasional in-person meetings. Experience with video production and editing, as well as web content development, is a plus. Contact us for more information.

Will Carter, MassEnergize"I’ve absolutely loved working with the MassEnergize Team! Everybody is so passionate about local-level climate action, and it’s been wonderful to surround myself with such caring people. It has been amazing getting to work with different team members and community leaders and to hear about all the ways these solutions are really working on the ground. Overall, I’ve met wonderful people, done projects I’ve really enjoyed, learned a ton, and had a great summer. Thank you MassEnergize for the opportunity!"
- Will Carter, Communications Specialist, Summer 2023

Community Engagement Intern

The intern will help MassEnergize develop a suite of tools to support communities using our software platform and other engagement tools. This is an exciting opportunity to help create materials and provide direct support to communities. Interns will report to the MassEnergize core team in a virtual office setting. Intern projects will include:

  • Supporting new communities
  • Developing and sharing community outreach toolkits and social media strategies.
  • Assisting with outreach efforts in selected communities.
  • Collecting, integrating, and analyzing data from MassEnergize efforts.

Intern candidates should have strong writing and communication skills and be able to work independently, via the internet with occasional in-person meetings. Experience with spreadsheets, data analysis, social media, and web content production is a plus. Contact us for more information.

Software Development Intern

The software intern will help improve the MassEnergize Community Portal, a web-based platform to help residents find out and take sustainable action in their communities. The platform, and a complementary Admin Interface site, are written in React.js (JavaScript) for the front-end User Interface, and Django (Python) for the back-end and database. Interns will report to the MassEnergize core team in a virtual office setting. Key skills required are:

  • Experience with React.js or a similar JavaScript library for front-end development through a course or website design;
  • Experience with CSS for web site styling for mobile-responsive website development;
  • Some experience with Python for back-end interfacing and testing;

Envisioned tasks include:

  • Improvement of UI/UX of the platform through browsers and on mobile devices;
  • Improvement of the Admin Portal for community administrators to implement content;
  • Working together with staff and a program associate intern for integrating feedback from users and community administrators

For more information contact Brad Hubbard-Nelson, brad@massenergize.org.

"I've had such a wonderful experience working with MassEnergize!

The team is so amazing and passionate about the environmental movement and I was constantly inspired to learn more."

~Tina Z
Intern, Summer 2021

MassEnergize is proud to have collaborated with the following students through the MassCEC internship program and other sources.

2020

Derek Zheng - Software Development - Harvard University
Josh Katofsky - Software Development - McGill University
Maya Spalding-Fecher - Community Engagement - Williams College
Meredith Levy - Community Engagement - Brandeis University
Orly Stroble - Community Engagement - Brandeis University

2021

Daniela Vera - Software Development - Babson College
Isha Sangani - Software Development - Harvard University
Jacob Abeka - Community Engagement - Bunker Hill Community College
Tina Zheng - Software Development - Williams College

2022

Gabe Rosenbloom - Community Engagement - Brandeis University
Gina Wang - Communications and Media - University of Michigan
Makayla Wigder - Community Engagement - Brandeis University
Marina Garrido - Community Engagement - Tufts University
Mattia Danese - Software Development - Tufts University
Susana Buckley - Research and Communications - Connecticut College

2023

Aneesh Prasad - Research - Sharon High School
Colin Doherty - Communications Associate - Suffolk University
Emma Wuerth - Software Development - Williams College
Khiem Nguyen - Software Development - University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Laila Hurd - Community Engagement - Wellesley College
Marina Garrido - Community Engagement - Tufts University
Maria Alder - Software Development - MIT
Tiyani Evans Gu - Software Development - Phillips Academy Andover
Will Carter - Communications Associate - Tufts University

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