Built Environment Plus Spring 2021 Internship

Position Summary

Built Environment Plus, formally known as the U.S. Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter, is the pre-eminent organization driving sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Our mission is for everyone to have green buildings to work, live, play, and study in, within a generation. This is a lot of work!

Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at Built Environment Plus?

As an intern for Built Environment Plus, you will be doing a variety of tasks, from supporting day to day work, small research projects, and media design tasks. Internships with Built Environment Plus are fairly general, and projects are chosen based on interest. You will be able to put the final products in your portfolio to show others your skills and your expanding knowledge base related to the green building industry. We will also help you build connections across the state among green building professionals.

Start Date: Spring 2021

Full-time: 200 hours (up to 20 hours a week, 10 weeks long), remote position


Must be eligible to participate in and be registered through the MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program (learn more here).

Ideal Applicant:

  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Familiar with green building techniques
  • Comfortable communicating basic sustainability issues
  • Able to work effectively with not-every-day supervision
  • Able to work with telecommuting colleagues
  • Passionate about expanding the green building industry

We encourage students of color and students from community colleges to apply.

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of green building science, including LEED, sustainable architecture, and building science
  • Microsoft office

Do you have references that can attest to your good working habits? Can you share a story of how you were proactive in an organization? We will prefer folks who have been involved with Built Environment Plus previously and/or otherwise can show some connection to the green building industry.

The Intern will report to and meet at least once per week with the Executive Director for updates and planning. Interns are expected to work from the Built Environment Plus office in downtown Boston.


Please send an email to Vernette Allen ([email protected] ), our Grant Operations Manager, containing your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample that shows us how you connect with our mission. In the email, please include the term “Internship Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. If accepted, you will need to register through the Clean Energy Internship Program ( https://www.masscec.com/clean-energy-internship-program ).