SEDAC’s internship program provides University of Illinois students with a thorough foundation in understanding energy usage in buildings. Intern experiences include mentorship from experienced engineers and architects as they participate in instruction, hands-on workshops, field experience, and individual projects related to building energy usage.
- Energy basics
- Using weather data
- Identifying energy efficiency measures
- Calculating energy savings
- Lighting basics
- Writing effective energy assessment reports
"The staff is friendly, helpful, and very supportive of the interns. After a training period, I was given my first project to work on began to experience real world energy analysis. It was refreshing to be given the respect and responsibility while a student and it provided for a very professional atmosphere. I have now been with SEDAC for almost two years and have learned extensively about building energy requirements and consumption. Because of the collaborative nature of the organization, I have also grown my team and networking skills. I would have no problem approaching any staff member with a question or to seek help on a project. Overall, SEDAC has been one of the best experiences of my graduate career."