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Intern, Engineering

The Intern, Engineering supports Elevate’s programs by assisting one or more experienced engineers and various program teams across the organization as needed. The Intern, Engineering learns technical and engineering skills, shadows energy assessments, and performs tasks that support larger projects while experiencing the day-to-day workings of energy engineering. The position collaborates closely with other Elevate staff on projects related to improving building performance, advancing energy efficiency, and consulting on sustainability measures. Additional projects involve electrification, certifications, energy efficiency assessments and reporting, and the development of engineering tools.

The Intern, Engineering will report to the Senior Engineer. This position is based in Chicago, Illinois and is currently remote.


  • Shadow/assist experienced engineers before, during, and after on-site energy assessments.
  • Document project data in Salesforce customer relations management (CRM).
  • Perform assignments while acting independently.
  • Perform energy data analysis.
  • Participate in technical and industry societies and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues in areas of company interest.
  • Research and assess new and innovative energy efficiency measures.
  • Collaborate on improving energy program design and program delivery processes.
  • Provide training and/or guidance to the next generation of interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • In pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering
  • Knowledge and ability to apply problem-solving approaches and basic engineering theory
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with all management levels
  • Persistence and creativity in finding specific documents and information, often independently
  • Strong research skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to perform calculations in Microsoft Excel
  • Valid driver’s license and personal motorized vehicle transportation is a plus but not required

Terms of Service

The selected candidate is expected to commit to 12 months for this role. Weekly hourly time commitment will be commensurate with candidate availability and discussed before the start date. The intern will work remotely but will be required to attend on-site fieldwork.

Organization Description

We design and implement programs that reduce costs, protect people and the environment, and ensure the benefits of clean and efficient energy use reach those who need them most.

At Elevate, the greatest asset of our organization is the kind of people we attract. Elevate employees co-create our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take priority. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of innovation and we seek dynamic, hardworking team members who are inspired to work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Every day we make a difference by placing our team, clients, and community partners first. From our mission to our focus on staff well-being and career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Elevate.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our candidate portal at Search for “Intern, Engineering” to find the position listing.

Please note that Elevate will only contact candidates via an email address. We will never ask a candidate for payment of any kind as part of the hiring or onboarding process or send payment to any candidate prior to completing the hiring and onboarding process.

No phone calls please.

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