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Schneider Summer Fellowships: US Green Building Council (USGBC) 2022

Environmental Sustainability

A- Data & Analytics Fellow

Washington, D.C./Remote  

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., focused on proving that better buildings equal better lives. USGBC established the LEED rating system to support this vision. LEED is the most widely used green building program in the world and is helping to transform buildings, communities and cities around the world. Today, people know that if they are in a LEED certified building, they are using fewer natural resources, experiencing a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment, and removing environmental burdens from their community. USGBC focuses on our vision that Healthy people in healthy places equal a healthy economy.

As the Data & Analytics Intern, you will be responsible for establishing and executing the standard operating procedures for USGBC data & analytics.  This will entail documentation of onboarding and offboarding procedures and data flows, as well as compilation and maintenance of a data dictionary.  It will also involve data validation efforts, writing Python scripts and developing compelling and reliable data visualizations and dashboards.  This work will provide the executive office with key visibility into organizational progress and KPIs and directly support the office of the CEO’s global market development efforts.  You will work in Power BI to ensure that all data is presented clearly, simply and intuitively.  You will collaborate with the VP of Global Market Development on a broad range of organizational projects and initiatives.

You will take initiative, think strategically, work well independently and collaborate with teams. You should have a proven ability to take initiative, prioritize competing demands, meet short deadlines and deliver high quality work products.

What you’ll be doing:  

  • Cross-reference data and generate control reports to validate accuracy
  • Create and edit effective and efficient Python scripts
  • Development of data visualizations in Excel and Power BI
  • Analysis of core organizational data and extraction of strategic insights
  • Presenting findings to key players in a concise and actionable format

What you need to bring:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or extensive exposure to programming and data science in a professional or academic setting
  • Experience in MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle SQL, MS SQL, or similar
  • Prior academic or professional experience in Data Analytics role
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to simplify and present complex findings to an audience
  • Accountability
  • Commitment & Drive
  • Desire for continued learning
  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, or similar BI tool
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages, such as Python, R, or SAS

Other things we’d like you to bring: 

  • Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Data Science & Analytics or related field

 


B- Data Science Fellow

 Washington, D.C./Remote  

Arc seeks a Fellow to assist with the development and application of scores and analytics for spaces, buildings, and places around the world.

Background: USGBC is committed to making real-world, operational performance the foundation for the future of the green building industry. This is reflected in LEED version 4.1 O+M -- the first performance-based, holistic green building rating system. LEED version 4.1 is powered by the Arc platform. Today, LEED and Arc are used in more than 180 countries by more than 10 billion square feet of property. The Arc platform collects, manages, and scores operational performance data related to energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience.

The Fellow will work closely with the Arc and LEED teams to develop and evaluate new approaches to measuring and scoring the real-world performance of spaces, buildings, and places around the world. This means working with the team to create new and improved ways to recognize and celebrate leadership.

Responsibilities

The Fellow will:

  • Help evaluate performance of Arc projects;
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of performance scoring strategies for energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience; and
  • Create reports and data visualizations for internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Background

The Fellow will have a relevant combination of education and professional experience, including:

  • Progress toward an undergraduate degree in science, math, statistics, engineering, architecture, or a related discipline. 
  • Experience with design and analytical tools, including Microsoft Excel, Python, R, and ArcGIS, and/or Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Examples of professional work products, such as a portfolio of charts, graphs, maps, or similar visualizations

 


C- Data Platform Fellow 

 Washington, D.C./Remote 

Arc seeks a Data Platform Fellow to help advance Arc’s mission and business. The Fellow will provide day-to-day support coordinating engagement with Arc’s growing network of integration partners.

Background: USGBC is committed to making real-world, operational performance the foundation for the future of the green building industry. This is reflected in LEED version 4.1 O+M -- the first performance-based, holistic green building rating system. LEED version 4.1 is powered by the Arc platform. Today, LEED and Arc are used in more than 180 countries by more than 10 billion square feet of property. The Arc platform collects, manages, and scores operational performance data related to energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience.

The Fellow will work closely with the Arc, GBCI, and LEED teams to:

  • Help customers meet their goals using partner solutions both on and off the Arc platform.
  • Manage communications between the Arc team and partners, including coordinating progress meetings, tracking materials, and other tasks.
  • Helping manage new partner setup and development, including supporting the Arc product and technology teams.
  • Design or prototype potential integrations, depending on the experience and skills. 

The Fellow will have interest in:

  • The design and operation of the built environment, including interior spaces, buildings, and places.
  • Working with project teams composed of architects, engineers, facility management, and information technology professionals.
  • The development, cultivation, and management of a global community of data partners.

The Data Partner Fellow will have a relevant combination of education and professional experience, including:

  • Progress toward a degree related to the commercial property and/or the design and operation of spaces, buildings, and places.
  • Experience assisting commercial property developers, owners, or operators.
  • Experience building business partner networks. Experience with technology providers is preferred.

 


D- LEED Technical Development Fellow 

 Washington, D.C./Remote 

The U.S. Green Building Council is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on proving better buildings equals better lives. USGBC established the LEED rating system to certify buildings that support this vision. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and it is the most widely used green building certification program and is helping transform buildings, communities, and cities around the world. Today, people know that if they are in a LEED-certified building they are using less energy and water, avoiding waste, saving on maintenance costs, improving indoor air quality, offering comfort to their occupants, and creating less environmental burden on their community. They also know that they are in a building that enhances their health and wellness. USGBC focuses on our relevant and reimagined vision that Healthy people in healthy places equal a healthy economy.  

What you’ll be doing  

Leveraging excellent communication and project management skills as well as a passion for green building, this position reports to the LEED Project Manager on the LEED Technical Development Team. This Fellow collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and presents data and research related to innovative green building strategies to support technical development of the LEED rating systems. The Fellow will work with bright, motivated LEED Technical Development staff and experts to create presentations and reports for internal teams and external USGBC clients. The Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed green building professionals on diverse projects with the ultimate goal of continuous, sustainable market transformation. 

Program support (technical development)  

  • Research new market sectors and industries to help inform new LEED offerings, such as new design methods, best management practices, building performance monitoring strategies, or carbon accounting technology.  
  • Develop and execute independent research projects to support technical development of various topics addressed in the LEED credit categories, e.g. innovative building design policies and performance metrics, climate impacts on buildings and material supply chains, equitable design, decarbonization,  resilience to natural hazards, healthy indoor environments, and more. 
  • Support rating system development by managing credit category research projects related to the reference guide, education, documentation, pilot credits, etc.  
  • Support LEED system goal development and alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and other global frameworks.  
  • Serve as support for the LEED SMEs by researching and analyzing performance data relevant to the future development of LEED. 
  • Examine the integration of resilience, health and wellness, and social equity in LEED. 
  • Audit pilot credit survey response data and analyze credit uptake to identify opportunities for the

What you bring:  

  • Enjoys working with a dynamic team of change-makers in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Confidence when responding to and prioritizing multiple requests from external experts and senior managers.  
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; able to produce brief, clear, and persuasive written communications.  
  • Familiarity with green building generally or the LEED rating system specifically; LEED Green Associate credential preferred (but not required).  
  • Commitment to USGBC mission.  
  • Research, data analysis and visualization, and Microsoft Excel skills. 

Eligibility

Eligibility: 

For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in its entirety.

Undergraduates and graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed fewer than two previous Cardinal Quarter opportunities.

 


Requirements: 

Selected Fellows are expected to begin service by June 20, 2022 for a summer fellowship. All fellows are required to work with their community partners full-time for twelve consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows may be required to work remotely depending on the forthcoming University policies. Please review the complete program policies for additional requirements. Other commitments include the following:

Quarter before fellowship

  • Complete an online program orientation.
  • Complete Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop or worksheet.
  • Attend Schneider Fellows cohort session(s)
  • Design a personal learning plan and share the learning plan with site supervisor and academic mentor.

During fellowship

  • Submit a brief preliminary report.
  • Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.

Quarter after fellowship

  • Attend a de-briefing meeting for the purpose of reflecting upon and evaluating fellowship experiences.
  • Participate in outreach activities to share the experience and help publicize the program.

Selection Process: 

For those who seek assistance, advising is available at the Haas Center to help students develop their applications.

This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, references, and interview demonstrate

  • an integration of the fellowship experience with applicant’s academic, personal and/or career goals
  • prior demonstrated interest or involvement in the subject area, including related coursework
  • a compelling match between applicant’s skills and interests and an organization’s work and needs
  • strong potential for the fellowship experience to enlarge a candidate’s understanding of an identified community issue or challenge

Complete applications are screened, finalists interviewed, and fellows selected by our partner organizations with the intention to award fellowships within six weeks of the application deadline. Applicants should respond promptly (within 48 hours) via email to a fellowship offer, or the offer will be rescinded. Once an applicant accepts a fellowship offer, the student should promptly notify all other Stanford and non-Stanford programs to which they have applied that they have accepted another offer and to withdraw their candidacy.

When

Summer

Location

United States

Deadline

January 19, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Open To

Undergraduates
Co-term
Graduate Students

Contact

Offered By

Haas Center for Public Service
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