Internship Opportunity: Palmetto Clean Fuels Internship within the State Energy Office

April 15, 2024

Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition, an initiative of the State Energy Office within the SC Office of Regulatory Staff, seeks to hire an intern for the Summer 2024 semester. Funding for this internship is through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP), an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. This internship will give students from a broad spectrum of fields (communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, and others) the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. We have numerous clean transportation initiatives underway and several on the horizon, making the summer semester an ideal time for meaningful work.

The successful intern will assist with existing efforts and future programs and initiatives such as those outlined below:

• Focus on Palmetto Clean Fuels tasks, opportunities, outreach, and research
• Implementing the Plug in SC marketing campaign and initiative
• Expanding coalition recruitment efforts and assisting with outreach events and meetings
• Updating and developing success stories for newsletter and web content
• Assisting with data collection, fleet analyses, and assistance to fleets
• Providing research support for the electric vehicle and other alternative fuels

The successful intern must meet the minimum requirements:

• Eligibility: Only students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution and are an undergraduate or graduate student are eligible. Students who have recently graduated and have been out of school less than one year could also be considered eligible candidates, but the preference is to have a student currently enrolled in school.
• Timeframe: Students must be available to work 30 hours/week for the summer semester (June 3rd – August 16th).
• Have an interest in alternative fuel vehicles, clean energy, and stakeholder outreach.
• Have exceptional written and oral skills and be must capable in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Applications due by Wednesday, May 3rd. Please email a resume and cover letter, providing details about your experience, interest, and educational background, to (Ms. Rene Kelly, Clean Transportation Coordinator, Energy Office, SC Office of Regulatory Staff).