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Salary: $20.30 Hourly
Job Number: 2019-01188
Closing: 8/6/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

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

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.).

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Incomplete applications will not be considered.