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CBEY Clean Energy Marketing and Communications Summer Associate

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment educates and inspires interdisciplinary leaders through business solutions to systemic environmental problems. We are building world-class resources to address pressing global issues. Join our team and help us define our communications strategy for CBEY’s clean energy programming!

Who can apply?
  1. Matriculated students from a Yale graduate school, or
  2. Matriculated Yale College students who receive financial aid.
General CBEY Clean Energy Program Information
Certificate:

In 2019, CBEY launched a certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy (FDCE) to train working professionals to accelerate the deployment and financing of clean energy. To date, over 300 participants have graduated from the online program. Annually, from August to May, this program trains working professionals in the clean energy industry and develops their skills in four key areas through four core online courses:

Fall:

  • Clean Energy Policy, led by Rob Klee and Dan Esty;
  • Technology Transitions, led by Narasimha Rao, Michael Oristaglio, and Ronald Smith;

Spring

  • Renewable Energy Project Finance, led by Dan Gross; and
  • Innovation, led by Richard Kauffman.
Conference:

In April of 2022, CBEY supported the development of Yale’s first Clean Energy Conference in collaboration with students, faculty and staff from Yale College, the Yale School of the Environment, the Yale School of Management, Yale Law School and the Energy Sciences Institute under the auspices of the new Yale Clean Energy Collaborative. This annual public, global event brings together leading experts to discuss clean energy: justice, finance, technology, policy, and careers. The goal is to bring intelligent and inquisitive minds from across the world to form connections and share learnings, challenging and inspiring one another to foster a broader, more informed, and more engaged community of clean energy leaders. The second Clean Energy Conference will occur during the 2022-2023 academic year, and the Yale Clean Energy Collaborative will once again require CBEY’s assistance.

Internships and Fellowships:

In 2022, CBEY launched a Planetary Solutions in Clean Energy summer internship and fellowship program. This program offers summer research and internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students at Yale who are committed to advancing energy equity and pursuing a career in the clean energy field.

  • Research opportunities focus on energy justice, scalable decarbonization innovations, municipalities, and sub-national actors moving on climate change solutions, or beyond. 
  • Internships partner with non-profit, low-profit, and governmental organizations that are committed to energy equity and the investment in and deployment of clean energy into low- and middle-income communities.

Eight students will be working over the summer of 2022 with our partners and support and guidance from Rob Klee, Yale lecturer and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

News and insights

Since 2013, CBEY has produced the Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF).  CEFF advances the growth of energy efficiency finance and renewable energy finance by providing high-quality news, events and dialogue. We produce insightful, analytical news articles and research explainers showing trends and challenges with a solutions journalism approach.

# of Positions, Dates, and Workload
  • One (1) position: CBEY Clean Energy Marketing and Communications Summer Associate
  • Position duration: June 1 – August 27, 2022
  • Average weekly workload expected: 5 to 10 hours
Tasks and Duties

To maximize our impact and help us recruit outstanding candidates, we run annual campaigns to promote the great work of students, certificate participants, faculty, and partner organizations. We’re looking for a motivated and proactive Yale student to join our team this summer as we prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year.

We employ a variety of methods and tools, including direct mail, social media campaigns, featured articles and blogs, web advertising, earned and paid media, etc. Our target audience are Yale students interested in clean energy, as well as working professionals who are eager to improve their skills and their understanding of the interplay of clean energy policy, technology, and finance to tackle climate change.

CBEY Clean Energy Marketing and Communications Summer Associate will:

  • Assist the Online Programs Director and CBEY Associate Director in defining a thoughtful approach to the communications strategy of the FDCE program for 2022-2023, including highlighting the benefits and impact of the program, and improving upon the existing model;
  • Create copy for articles on the FDCE program and clean energy at Yale, and coordinate with the team’s editor as appropriate/necessary;
  • Update the FDCE website, with particular focus on the People, Participant Spotlight, and Ambassador pages;
  • Interview PSiCE fellows and FDCE participants to create additional (narrative) participant spotlights for the CBEY website;
  • Promote the profiles and work of FDCE participants, PSiCE fellows, and  partner organizations on social media platforms;
  • Support communications and marketing for the 2022-2023 Yale Clean Energy Conference, as needed;
  • Create and test ad copy and messaging;
  • Create/update and manage media assets and collateral (brochure, video ad, website, social media interactive assets, etc.);
  • Organize and lead direct mail campaigns;
  • Other tasks relating to the marketing and communication of the FDCE program as assigned by CBEY.

This is for you if:

  • You are passionate about climate change mitigation and communication;
  • You are an excellent writer and professional communicator;
  • You are proactive and interested in managing the development and implementation of a marketing campaign;
  • You are interested in proposing ideas to the FDCE team about communicating the benefits of the FDCE program to the public (internal and external audiences);
  • You can work independently, and handle project management efficiently while working remotely;
  • You are confident and respectful in your interaction with stakeholders, from students, staff, faculty, external vendors, and experts across functions;
  • You follow through and can adjust your course of action based on feedback;
  • You like other humans and it shows!
Location/Time Zone

Remote but applicants need to be able to work and meet remotely with CBEY team on New Haven time on a weekly basis.

Required Equipment

You will need your own computer (standard laptop or desktop with a webcam) and your own internet access with sufficient bandwidth to handle Zoom videoconferencing for meetings.

Questions before you apply?

Reach out to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu and Coral.Bielecki@yale.edu