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Research & Evaluation Intern

TRC’s Customer Strategies and Initiatives team within the Advanced Energy Group has been a pioneer in the clean energy space for more than twenty years. We work across the country with electric and gas utilities that are faced with considerable uncertainty in the changing energy landscape. We advise clients on business strategies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, new and emerging market opportunities, and successful customer engagement, helping them to carve out a path toward the utility of the future. Our team of researchers has recognized expertise in energy policy, economic analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, consumer decision-making, market analytics, technology assessment, and data analysis.

TRC is committed to promoting diversity and equity within the clean energy sector. Different backgrounds and perspectives are essential to the utility of the future, and we are committed to actively developing opportunities for candidates of color and from under-represented groups in the field of energy research and evaluation. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse and under-represented backgrounds to apply to this internship.



As a research and evaluation intern for the Customer Strategies and Initiatives team within the TRC’s Advanced Energy Group, you will work side-by-side with experienced consulting staff to learn about the energy efficiency industry, grow and learn new analytic skills that are key to research and evaluation, and engage in sophisticated research projects. No project is the same, and you’ll get exposure to lots of different types of work in a fast-paced environment. Your typical day may include:


  • Supporting in-depth stakeholder interviews
  • Conducting literature reviews about energy-related topics
  • Conducting basic survey analysis
  • Developing presentations that communicate research results


You will be working in a well-supported environment and will be paired with a manager and mentor throughout the duration of your internship. This is a paid internship and our goal for you is twofold: to get meaningful professional experience in the clean energy space, and to contribute to the cutting-edge research TRC delivers to its clients.


  • Timing: 25-30 hours per week; schedule will be mutually decided and agreed upon by you and TRC
  • Internship length: 6 months
  • Start date: June 1
  • Location: Remote. COVID-19 safety precautions allow, there may be an opportunity to work in our beautiful office in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.



We are seeking a smart, curious team member with strong communication skills, who asks lots of questions, and is detail oriented. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates with a genuine passion to gain experience in the energy field and the research and evaluation space. You could be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program, or you could be a current student in a graduate or undergraduate program. If you have basic experience with research methods and are keen to learn more about the world of energy research and evaluation, this is a great opportunity for you. We believe that the energy industry is stronger when it embodies the diversity of the United States and the global society in which we live — including people of color, LGBTQ+ folk, and women. So, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.



We’re excited to hear from you! Please apply with the following materials:


  • Resume
  • Cover letter that answers the following questions:
    • Think about your background, coursework, and life experiences: how have they shaped your professional goals?
    • How is this internship relevant to those goals?
    • What are some skills and experiences you would be excited to bring to this internship?
  • Writing sample
  • Two references Information who can speak to your character


TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at

EOE: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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