GoEV Intership

  • Acterra
  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 10 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

Are you concerned about climate change and looking to be part of the solution? Are you interested in renewable energy and clean transportation? Want to learn about the future of electric vehicles, and help promote widespread adoption of this important new technology?


Acterra is seeking a candidate with strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and the ability to think independently while working collaboratively. The GoEV Internship is approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year. The intern may work from home or in the Acterra office using their own computer. This is an unpaid internship that may qualify for college credit. Applicants must provide a resume and compelling cover letter that describes their interest in and qualifications for the position. 


Acterra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Our programs include Energy and Climate, Business Partnerships for Sustainability, and Environmental Education. Our programs engage families, individuals, and companies in the Bay Area.


Essential Functions

  • Assist GoEV Program Manager in planning and implementing GoEV events such as EV workshops and EV ride & drives
  • Help recruit and oversee volunteers at GoEV events
  • Maintain Acterra’s EV Ambassador database; create/publish Ambassador profiles
  • Generate compelling content through video, images or other interactive multimedia tools and assist staff in pushing out EV news and information through social media
  • Attend and document GoEV events (take photos, video, post live tweets)
  • Other duties as needed and assigned
  • Requires occasional evening and weekend hours (most events are held after 6 pm and on weekend afternoons)


Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate with Interest in environmental issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Willingness to perform a wide variety of tasks, from stuffing envelopes and entering data to managing special projects
  • Experience using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Self-starter, excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Accurate, attentive to detail, dependable, able to meet deadlines


Acterra strives to ensure that our organization is welcoming and inclusive. We do not discriminate as to gender, race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, social background, disability, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, or age. We strive to include persons from traditionally under-represented groups. We also comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to non- discrimination and equal opportunity.

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