Intern with Eneref Institute


We offer interns unique and challenging assignments that lead to valuable insights into the operations of entire industries, individual organizations and government administrations. Our internships allow you to build your resume and make valuable contacts. If you excel in your position, you will take with you tangible work samples, glowing recommendations, and perhaps a job offer with Eneref Institute, or affiliated organization, at the conclusion of your internship. Gaining meaningful work experience in your field of interest is our priority as well as yours.


Our mentors will coach you through projects, share industry knowledge with you, and provide you with constant encouragement. As an intern, we encourage you to seek out and build relationships that may serve as references and help you network to find your next job.

Application Process

When applying for an internship with Eneref Institute, or weighing your options, choose from the opportunities below that best match your interests, objectives, needs, and availability. You may also talk with your school’s career advisor to better understand the process of securing an internship and making the most of it. To get started, we require a brief cover letter describing your interest in working with Eneref Institute, a work resume or school transcript and two reference contacts from school or work.

Time Commitment

During the summer months, both part-time and full-time positions are available. During the school year, positions are shared with other interns, and can be arranged anywhere from 5 to 20 hours a week. Time commitments reflect how substantial the position is, but for those who desire more hours, we can easily fill up the interns’ hours with projects related to the position description.

Work Location

All positions are worked off-site via the cloud as part of Eneref Institute’s CloudCommuter™ initiative. Interns are expected to have access to high speed internet and their own computer. All interns are expected to have a reasonable understanding and comfort level with the common software for either Mac or PC, especially email, word processing and spreadsheet programs of their choosing.


Interns will be compensated for pre-approved expenses that may be required to successfully complete their tasks. For those interns who, after the completion of their internship, are asked by Eneref Institute to continue their work, or are asked to take on a more expansive role, financial compensation will be considered at the discretion of the mentor.

2023-2024 Eneref Campaign Opportunities

Right To Daylight

More than just a visual aid, we feel daylight deep in our being. It sets our circadian rhythms and connects us to sky conditions so that we intuitively know the time of day and year. It guides our daily lives, telling us when to wake and, in its absence, when to sleep. Yet, many buildings today rely on electric lighting, instead of natural interior daylight, which uses no energy.

Cool Room Cool Earth

Air conditioners are the fastest-growing energy demand in homes and buildings, adding millions of tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. However, despite their higher efficiency, less than 5% of homes in the US use inverter-driven technology.

Wellness Friendly Schools

Young people spend the majority of their time in various educational environments, and these spaces are crucial to their psychological, physical and social development. School planners have an opportunity to design a school environment that supports cognitive functions and overall health, and that, consequently, improves student performance. Healthy students are better learners.

Code For Climate

The growing number of property and casualty (P&C) insurance claims evidences our changing weather. Research shows a 60% reduction in the severity of hurricane-related damage to homes built to stronger building code standards. Therefore, Eneref encourages stronger code-compliance enforcement and above-code construction.

Reinvent Workplace

A national commitment to encourage more cloud commuting will grow our economy and global competitiveness, increase our national security and significantly reduce our carbon emissions. While technology is already moving us toward cloud commuting, getting more people there sooner will also reduce our energy needs while unburdening our tired and congested infrastructure.


Eneref campaigns advocate for socially responsible sustainable development by guiding end-users to a better understanding. Eneref can offer varied positions within each campaign for interns who’s skills can overlap.


Interns will participate in ongoing Eneref Institute campaign and can expect public recognition for their efforts that meet our standards. We strive for tangible, documented results, and therefore interns can expect to have evidence of their excellent work.

Availabilities for fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024

Campaign Ambassador Intern — Campaign Ambassador Interns, in coordination with Eneref team members, work with the media and other organizations, serving as Eneref Institute’s liaison, to assist in the planning and execution of Eneref Institute campaigns. The Eneref Institute’s Campaign Ambassador Program provides a unique learning experience. Campaign Ambassador Interns receive training that develops organizational, leadership, and public speaking skills and also provides a unique networking experience in the sustainable business community. Participants become one of the greatest resources in Eneref Institute’s campaign team. Campaign Ambassador candidates are self-confident, articulate, goals-oriented and have the ability to guide and motivate others. They should be excited to work on climate change solutions and other campaigns that solve important societal matters. They should be open to contributing their own ideas, sharpening workplace skills and learning more about the Eneref Campaign mission.

Technology Research — Perfect for science, engineering and architect students looking to learn how their skills will be applied to real-world best practices in net-zero waste, water, and energy. Also ideal for science students looking to apply their knowledge of physics, biology or chemistry. Participate in research in preparation of interviews with industry experts and help analyze results. Interns will have an opportunity to assist with, and receive recognition for, a related Eneref Institute report. Learning outcomes include an in-depth understanding of applications in sustainable design and the decisions involved in environmental policy at private businesses and in public administrations.

Market Research — Ideal for students looking for a greater knowledge of sustainable development and social responsibility. Interns may have an opportunity to conduct research interviews with industry experts for Eneref Institute reports by telephone, and write up a brief. Interns will interpret qualitative and quantitative data to formulate reports and recommendations, working closely with mentors. Interns will have an opportunity to assist with, and receive recognition for, a related Eneref Institute report. Learning outcomes include an in-depth understanding of business obstacles to sustainable design and the decisions involved in environmental policy for private and public organizations

Public Relations — An excellent opportunity for students of education, communications, or media, especially those with keen writing skills. This is a great opportunity for task-oriented individuals who seek an active role in educating goverment officials, the public and media on the value of sustainable development and social responsibility. Excellent writing skills are especially valuable as interns will have an opportunity to assist with press releases, blogs, and social media posts. Intern will be actively involved in press monitoring, outreach, media strategy and event planning, thereby gaining hands-on experience in government and media relations. Learning outcomes include an opportunity to obtain applicable skills in social media, media relations, pitching stories to the media and enhanced communication skills.

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