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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Working Together toward the Day when a Healthy, High Performance School is just a School


A Variety of Internship Opportunities are available depending on need and timing. Various Intern positions are available during semester/quarter terms or the summer. Some field travel may also be possible to enhance the learning experience. These may include:

  • Public Policy Outreach and Analysis,
  • High Performance School Best Practices
  • Green Building Rating Systems and Certification,
  • Communications & Marketing,
  • Social Media,
  • Development and membership services,
  • Healthy, High Performance Building Products,
  • Benchmarking and Improving Existing Schools
  • Accounting & Administration

Please visit to learn more about these programs.

Responsibilities - CHPS Interns help provide general support to their program(s) and will also be granted opportunities to learn about healthy, high performance schools, green building, sustainability and business in a real-world setting.

Participating in staff meetings, educational webinars, attending meetings and conferences are all possible. Sample projects include:
* Tracking policy and program developments and statistics
* Research, analysis, writing briefs, fact sheets, case studies/exemplars, etc.
* Outreach to state agencies, market actors and utility staff
* Helping to build and maintain our contacts database
* Writing/editing articles for our monthly electronic newsletter
* Helping to plan and coordinate workshops and conference calls
* Supporting coalition-building and educational efforts
* Assisting in entry-level accounting, financial or business systems

Qualifications -
* Candidate may be a student pursuing BA or MA, preferably in a related energy, environmental, public policy or business field
* Some experience in health, environmental, program or policy work
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Strong project management and analytic skills
* Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
* Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and internet tools
* Ability to be an advocate for CHPS' mission and vision
* Depending on department, skills and interests can lean toward engineering, economics, marketing, business, social science, government affairs, etc.

Compensation and Time Requirements - Generally Intern positions are unpaid volunteers, depending on the terms and duration of the Internship. CHPS will work with candidates to arrange for course credit. Depending on qualifications and availability, Internships may be structured as a few days, a week or full-time. Schedule and start date will be arranged with the hosting CHPS program.

When You Apply - Please tell us why you are interested in working with CHPS and for which program(s)
* Complete on-line application
* Please specify the timeframe you are interested in working
* Include top pick(s) for a program placement in the on-line application. Example: Intern Applicant: Healthy, High Performance Products
* References are needed only upon request
* For more information on CHPS and its important mission visit:


  • Information Architecture
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Group Facilitation

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Requirements & Commitment

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