Energy Efficiency Evaluation Intern

Posted: July 06, 2022

Company: Opinion Dynamics

Employer Type: Professional Services

Position Type: Internship

Job Type: Consultant

Experience Level: Entry Level

Certification Required: None

Education Required: High School/GED


County: PEORIA

Opinion Dynamics, a market leading consulting firm committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks an Illinois-based intern to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation. For more information visit:

Opinion Dynamics is seeking a full-time, paid evaluation intern during the summer of 2021 to support the company’s evaluation of energy efficiency programs in the Midwest. In this role, you will learn about the role of utilities in energy efficiency and the types of programs offered to help consumers save energy; hone your research skills and learn about the field of program evaluation; and help contribute to understanding the impact of energy efficiency on communities in Illinois.

Intern Responsibilities

 Work directly with members of Opinion Dynamics’ portfolio evaluation team, which includes engineers, social scientists, statisticians, public policy experts and data scientists

 Assist with the execution of evaluation studies by:

 Recruiting interview participants

 Gathering data through interviews and/or event observation

 Analyzing survey data and/or interview findings

 Conducting literature reviews and secondary research

 Analyzing program tracking data utilizing Excel or other data analysis tools

 Help prepare memos, presentations, and reports as needed

 Completing other miscellaneous projects as assigned

Internship Details

 This internship will be remote (any location within Illinois is acceptable) and will involve regular coordination and remote meetings with Opinion Dynamics staff.

 This internship is open to students who are residents of the state of Illinois or who are currently studying at Illinois-based educational institutions.

 The internship will last from approximately early June through mid-August (exact dates are negotiable, but the internship will be under way no later than June 7 and end no earlier than August 6).

 This internship is full time (no less than 30 hours/week) and paid.

How to Apply

We want to know who you are and why you think you are a good fit! To be considered for this position, please email your cover letter (required) and resume to Zach Ross ( with “Energy Efficiency Evaluation Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until May 24, 2021.

Opinion Dynamics is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related, or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Desired Skills

Open to students currently working toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree

 An interest in the energy industry and energy efficiency

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Excellent organizational skills

 Attention to detail

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