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29 Dec 2023

Internship Business Engagement Intern

Institute for Market Transformation – Posted by imtjobs Anywhere

Job Description

Status: 6-month Temporary Full-Time Non-exempt, Hourly with potential to transition to a full-time role based on funding availability  

Hourly: $22 per hour, paid biweekly 

Working Conditions: Full-Time Remote, 35hrs/week, Occasional Domestic Travel, Technical Setup Provided (Laptop, Monitor, Accessories) 

Benefits: Paid Time Off, Matching IRA Contributions, Professional Development Opportunities 

Reports to: Senior Program Manager, Business Engagement 

Member of the Business Engagement Team. Currently includes: Senior Director – Business EngagementAssociate Director – Business EngagementAssociate Director – Building Innovation HubAssociate Director – Building PerformanceAssociate Director – Building Innovation HubSenior Program Manager, Business EngagementManager – Business Engagement    

Proposed Start Date: early/mid-January 2024 

Position Description 

The Institute for Market Transformation seeks a motivated individual to support our work to decarbonize buildings while benefitting the communities they are in —a foundational component to create jobs, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces in American cities. IMT leverages its expertise in the intersection of real estate and public policy to drive and support policy outcomes, widespread changes in real estate practices, and lasting market demand for high-performing building. This work results in greater economic and environmental impacts, and benefits for all people, especially those in disinvested communities. Each of our staff brings a unique perspective and background to the organization, from experience in federal government to real estate and utility companies. 

Achieving our mission requires teamwork—we seek an intern who is passionate about supporting a cause and excited to do meaningful research that will help drive our work. The Business Engagement Intern will support IMT’s Corporate Engagement Program in both resource creation, and updating and maintaining a policy compliance database that will deliver key insights and information to real estate stakeholders who seek to educate themselves and their clients on the transition risk of building performance policies. The intern may support projects across the organization and conduct research and analysis, develop content, and provide administrative and writing support. The intern will report to the Senior Manager of Business Engagement. 


  • Research, compile, and synthesize building energy policy legislation into IMT’s policy database. 
  • Create resources for IMT’s Corporate Engagement Program including a monthly newsletter, policy debriefs, and quarterly trainings. 
  • Collaborate with the IMT Policy Development team and Business Engagement team on Corporate Engagement Program resource creation. 
  • Synthesize research to reflect the changing market and legislative situation and provide market insights. 
  • Support logistics, data entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned. 
  • Assist with research tasks for the Business Engagement Team. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Interest in clean energy or sustainability 
  • Interest or experience in database management 
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, and a drive to succeed 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and research skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent writing and communications skills 
  • Ability to perform self-directed work and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines 

About the Institute for Market Transformation

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a trusted, non-partisan nonprofit organization that works to ensure that everyone in the U.S. benefits from high-performing buildings in all facets of their lives. IMT bridges the intersection of business, government, and community priorities to spotlight business practices and advance public policy to improve U.S. buildings. We do this by co-creating and deploying public policy and business practices that drive widespread market action toward improving how we collectively build, design, and operate the spaces where people live, work, learn, connect, and play. To learn more about our work, visit

Headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, we provide a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace that brings together diverse expertise. IMT is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across our organization. We empower our staff to constantly learn while achieving big goals, and have fun along the way.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All job applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply

This is a temporary full-time remote position with the possibility of transitioning into a full-time position based on funding availability. The hourly pay is $22 per hour. Minimum 35 hours per week, 6-month minimum commitment preferred starting in early/mid-January 2024.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please write “Business Engagement Intern” in the subject line.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: buildings, built environment, climate, Consulting, data, energy, management, research, and sustainability. Salaries: See posting for details.

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