Internship: Farm Energy Mgmt Initiative
Intern needed to assist The Minnesota Project on a farm energy efficiency improvement initiative. The Minnesota Project will be working with the poultry industry to determine the challenges and benefits of implementing energy efficient lighting improvements to traditional poultry production facilities. The intern will assist The Minnesota Project with measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of the efficiency improvements over the course of a nine month time period. School credit available.
Assist in the design of data collection and reporting protocols for lighting systems. Project will monitor:
• Pre and post efficiency implementation light levels.
• Pre and post efficiency implementation light energy usage levels.
Visit farms to assess baseline lighting systems and operational performance.
Track energy usage and production performance of lighting systems.
Catalog and report results in useful format.
Outreach and education based on project progress and results.
The Minnesota Project is based in St. Paul, MN with project work located throughout the State of Minnesota. Work from a remote location may be negotiable.
Work load is expected to vary with flexible working hours and average between 5-15 hours per week. Hour requirement will vary based on stages of project implementation and relative work load.
Must be working towards/completed Animal/Poultry Science, Engineering, Energy Systems, or related degree.
Demonstrated interest in agriculture and/or sustainable energy systems.
Ability to work with agricultural producers and related professionals.
Strong reading, writing, computer, math, communication and analytical skills.
Must have driver’s license and own transportation.
About the Minnesota Project
The Minnesota Project champions the sustainable production and equitable distribution of energy and food in communities across Minnesota. Our programs are focused on the development, conservation and efficient use of renewable energy farm practice and policy that promote profitable farms that protect and replenish the environment and the production and consumption of local, sustainably grown foods. Through collaborative leadership we demonstrate practical solutions as a basis for future policy. For over thirty years we have fostered local empowerment, bridged diverse interests, encouraged shared values, and initiated working dialogues that create positive action and policy.
Please send resume and cover letter to Jake Fischer, Clean Energy Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minnesota Project
1885 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104-3462
Hours Per Week:
5 - 15 hours per week
- Arrangement of Hours: flexible
- Preferred Application Procedure(s): e-mail resume and cover letter to Jake
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