Student Involvement

students

We can reach innovative solutions when we work together.

 

electric bikeWe have a wonderful and talented team at the Energy Conservation Office who enjoy working with students. Many of our energy projects offer internship or volunteering opportunities to students from various backgrounds who are looking for hands-on experience in the energy engineering field.

 


Winter 2019 Internship

 

This Winter, we want to work with students to provide project-based learning opportunities that align with the Big Ideas Initiatives: Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality Initiative.

We are offering unpaid internships at the moment but will work with students to attain course credits towards their majors. We will teach skills in content strategy, design, energy engineering, project management, and data analysis & visualization. You'll also gain the opportunity to learn about energy use on campus and see behind the scenes tours of campus.

 

To Apply

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Kiernan Salmon at kmsalmon@ucdavis.edu with the subject line: Winter Internship.

The application period will be open until January 18th. 

 

This Quarter's Internship: Become a TherMOOstat Investigator

TherMOOstat is a tool for students, staff, and faculty to let our office know how their spaces feel on campus. As TherMOOstat Investigators, students will learn about all aspects of comfort feedback: reading and responding to incoming feedback, analyzing comfort data and temperature datasets, and conducting investigative site visits to classrooms on campus. Students in this internship will expand their critical thinking skills as they investigate the many factors affecting comfort on campus.

We are looking for students who have a strong foundation in Excel and data analytics, and some experience using any of the following data analysis tools: R Studio, Python, Tableau, PowerBI. Students need to commit 4-8 hours per week, and should have good time management.

Below are examples of analysis done by current interns. 

Example of an analysis done in R Studio
An example of an analysis done in R Studio. 

 

 

Example of an analysis done in Tableau
An example of an analysis done using Tableau. 

 

 

Example of an analysis in Python
An example of an analysis done in Python.