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Advanced Buildings & Communities Student Engineer

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10d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Palo Alto

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  • You: Team player, self-starter with strong attention to detail. Proficient in Excel & coding languages. Building science coursework/experience required. Must be in California. In-person work in Palo Alto. Strong technical writing and communication skills needed.
  • You will work on EPRI projects, collaborating with team members and stakeholders, applying building science knowledge to research, documentation, and reporting.Develop expertise in building efficiency and smart cities.

Summer Internship

EngineeringPalo Alto


  • This student internship position will provide support to EPRI’s Advanced Building and Communities research area. Projects and tasks would include support for data analytics (includes data scrubbing, data quality review, data analysis, coding), support on project activities that investigate how emerging building technologies and distributed energy resources perform; and/or technical writing about smart buildings and connected community projects. The position will be a combination of technical tasks and project coordination tasks.


  • Team player willing to work in cross functional teams on various aspects of the advanced communities and buildings space
  • Self-starter that can work with a highly technical staff in completing specific task under supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with strong documentation skills of methodology as well as results
  • Communication skills willing to present technical results and updates to team members
  • Experience and/or coursework focused on building science and/or building energy efficiency
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft tools
  • Some experience with programing in languages such as Python, C++, etc.
  • Familiarity with building modeling software such as Energy Plus, BeOpt, etc. a plus
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university, pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree with a strong preference for candidates pursuing Engineering, Building Sciences, Environmental Science, or Architecture
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of college courses completed prior to hire.
  • California resident a strong plus
  • Must be able to work in-person at the EPRI Palo Alto office, schedule TBD at the time of hiring
  • Ideal Candidate:
  • Understanding or interest in learning about building science and energy, which includes energy efficiency, demand flexibility, solar and energy storage technologies, sustainable construction practices and management
  • Experience in data analytics, leveraging data collected from energy models and/or data from field installations
  • Strong technical writing skills with the ability to clearly document and explain quantitative and qualitative results into technical reports
  • Strong communication skills, willing to present data analysis results succinctly

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The Buildings Student Intern will work with EPRI R&D team members as well as other organizations and stakeholders while contributing their knowledge in building science and analytics to current ongoing projects and technology transfer. This student will also be responsible for working with the EPRI Advanced Building and Communities team to document and report research associated with these projects. This position will provide experience in a combination of technical and project management tasks to develop subject matter expertise in building science, building efficiency and smart cities.


Work type

Full time

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Palo Alto