Energy Efficiency Research Analyst Internship

Posted: March 30, 2023

Company: VEIC

Employer Type: Non-Profit

Position Type: Internship

Job Type: Internship

Experience Level: Entry Level

Certification Required: None

Education Required: High School/GED


County: CASS


VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business, VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). 

VEIC has been supporting the development of the Illinois Statewide Technical Reference Manual (TRM) for over a decade as the IL TRM Administrator. This annual process brings together program administrators (utilities), evaluators, advocates, state agencies and additional stakeholders to build consensus on updates to the state’s TRM, a document which provides transparency on calculating savings from different energy efficiency measures used for planning and evaluation.

VEIC’s Energy Services department focuses on delivering a number of programs for clients focused on emerging technology, decarbonization planning, and clean transportation. Interns may have opportunities to support research and analysis in these areas and gain experience in a consulting environment. This is a part-time position, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 9am - 5pm with some flexibility in the schedule; however, there is potential for this internship to increase to full-time hours, depending on available projects.

We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Participates in the development and delivery of Technical Resource Manual (TRM) update results to Illinois stakeholders.
  • May include review of measure characterizations developed by other VEIC staff or external stakeholders to ensure assumptions technically supported and analysis aligns with and supports Illinois energy efficiency program plans and goals.
  • Participate in Technical Advisory Committee and Working Group calls, to build consensus on TRM methodologies and assumptions.
  • Provides support to the activities of VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Work with experts on energy efficiency, building decarbonization, utility program design, and equity issues.
  • Gain exposure to a broad range of stakeholders including midwestern investor-owned utilities, evaluators, advocates, and program implementers.
  • Participate in VEIC-wide meetings, team meetings, lunch and learns, to learn about industry trends in decarbonization, network with experts across VEIC, and work with supervisor to plug into projects that may be of interest to you, where capacity allows.

Desired Skills


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • Coursework related to public policy, stakeholder engagement, engineering, data science, or sustainability.
  • Interest in energy industry, especially energy efficiency programming.
  • Must be a student or resident of the State of Illinois.
  • Strong attention to detail, and interest in research and analysis.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Self-starter.

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