Sustainability Intern Fall 2018

Volunteers of America Alexandria, VA
Sustainability Intern – Fall 2018

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at: www.voa.org.

Volunteers of America is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro.

General Responsibilities: Before the organization can identify opportunities to improve its properties, data needs to be gathered and analyzed to determine the housing portfolio's performance. The primary role of the Sustainability Intern will be this information management and analysis.

Identify Energy and Water Savings

* Collect and organize utility data to keep a utility tracking software updated.

* Analyze properties' utility data and assist in compiling whole building usage and reporting.

* Track and monitor energy and water usage on housing properties to observe changes.

Project Coordination & Strategy Implementation

* Identify local programs and opportunities to fund projects for our properties across the country.

* Support properties in managing these projects.

* Contribute to the development and implementation of large scale portfolio initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

* Mastery of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and particularly Excel

* At least two years of post-secondary education

* High level organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical)

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Self-starter who can work independently

* Passion for sustainability and energy efficiency

Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: http://voa.applicantstack.com/x/openings

Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

Internship Program Overview

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at www.voa.org.

Volunteers of America's internship program was created with the goal of providing the student with applicable and meaningful business opportunities to complement their academic experience with real life work practice. The internship will provide challenging projects to benefit the student's future career goals, while at the same time growing the organization with the student's creativity and innovative knowledge contribution. Our hope is to make this a win-win partnership for both student and Volunteers of America.

The selected interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience at the National Office in Old Town Alexandria in the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. Whether their academic focus lies in non-profit management, external relations, finance, communications, event management or program services, Volunteers of America will work to provide the appropriate platform for students to gain and develop skills in their particular field.

In addition, Volunteers of America will arrange the following:

* Transportation and Meals Stipend to assist with the cost of interning in the DC metro area

* Dedicated Supervisor and Mentor to oversee the experience for the student(s)

* Teresa Alfaro, CMP

* Senior Meetings Manager, talfaro@voa.org

* Cristina Blough, CNP

* Executive Project Manager, cblough@voa.org

* Adriene Holland

* Human Resources Coordinator, aholland@voa.org

* Lizelle Pereira

* Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis, lpereira@voa.org

* Exposure to multiple departments and senior executives of the organization throughout the internship through bi-weekly meetings or professional development activities

* 360 Feedback Process throughout the internship, with final review at the end of the season

* Intern to provide feedback on work performed and overall experience

* Supervisor to provide feedback on internship

Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: http://voa.applicantstack.com/x/openings. Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.