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Position DescriptionThe Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is seeking a graduate student to assist with the development of Seattle’s 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory report, and provide additional support on other initiatives as required.
Educational Benefit to Student:
- gain a deep understanding of the factors contributing to greenhouse gas emissions within the City of Seattle
- data management and analysis skills using tools like Excel, PowerBI
- experience participating in discussions to improve Seattle’s biennial GHG inventory reporting process
- experience building relationships with data stakeholders within and outside the City
- gain insight into local political environment and build understanding of how data shapes the policy making process
- Liaise and communicate with partners across multiple sectors to collect updated 2018 consumption/emissions data.
- Assist with analysis on current data collection and management processes, and explore if updating management processes is necessary.
- Update existing 2016 datasets with 2018 data. Facilitate transition to revised data management system if necessary.
- Assist with analyzing emissions trends, forming the narrative for report document, creating visualizations (charts, graphs), and writing the report.
- Assist on other projects and initiatives as required (including but not limited to the Climate Impact Executive Order, research on short-term KPIs to track emissions reduction progress etc.).
Must be enrolled in an accredited educational program. Graduate interns must maintain a satisfactory GPA of 3.0 or higher for the duration of the internship.
- Excellent MS Office Suite skills, with high proficiency in Excel
- Demonstrated experience managing and analyzing data in Excel or comparable tool
- Strong writing and communication skills
- General understanding of climate change and related policy
- Experience working on GHG emissions inventories for cities or other organizations
- Familiarity with the requirements of the Global Protocol for Cities
- Working knowledge of PowerBI and/or PowerQuery (tools that we might transition to as we evolve our data management process)
- Any experience working on data-driven climate policy
Additional InformationStart/End Dates: Intern will start in early September and end in late December.
Schedule: Intern will work 15-20 hours/week. Work hours can be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Salary: Graduates will be paid $20.30/hour.
How to Apply: complete an online application and include the following:
- Unofficial transcript including current classes and GPA
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample
Incomplete applications will not be considered.