Student Internships

SEDAC’s internship program provides University of Illinois students with a thorough foundation in understanding energy usage in buildings.  Interns are mentored by experienced engineers and architects as they participate in instruction, hands-on workshops, field experience, customer outreach, and individual projects related to building energy usage and other sustainability topics. Skills our interns learn include:

  • How to benchmark facilities
  • How to conduct a site visit
  • How to reach out to customers
  • How to do market research
  • How to analyze utility bills
  • How to calculate energy savings
  • How to identify energy efficiency strategies
  • How to write effective reports
  • How to do energy modeling
  • How to conduct an emissions inventory

We are very appreciative of the unique skills and talents our interns bring to SEDAC! Interns have shared their GIS and mapping expertise with us and have been the primary designers of our new website, logo and other materials. Interns come from a variety of different backgrounds, including Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture.

JOBS

Periodically, SEDAC has openings for hourly or full-time positions.

Most positions require a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred with knowledge of energy modeling software, building systems, or energy audits. Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are also a must.

Openings are posted on the University of Illinois job board. Feel free to reach out directly at info@sedac.org.

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