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job description

Sustainable Building Partners is seeking interns to assist our sustainabilitybuilding performance and commissioning departments.  The intern will gain experience working on a variety of different projects in sustainable building with their team.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and versatile individual who is able to adapt to and manage a very dynamic position.


The following includes an outline of your responsibilities (subject to change) under this internship along with a rough-order magnitude (RoM) estimate of time.

  • 70% – Project-based tasks, site-visits, and direct shadowing
  • 10% – Education and general technical research
  • 10% – Cataloguing, organization, and other administrative exercises
  • 10% – Research, marketing, and other business development exercises

requirements and/or desirable experience

  • Pursuing a degree, minor, or concentration in sustainability studies, architecture, engineering, construction management, building sciences, environmental sciences, or other relevant field of study
  • Strong passion for sustainability and energy efficiency
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills


If you’re interested in the SBP Internship Experience please contact us and provide the following:

  • Resume
  • One (1) professional or character reference
  • Thoughtful responses to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this Internship?
    • How is your current field of study relevant to what we do at SBP?
    • What are you passionate about – professionally or personally?


Marilyn Zajac | Sustainable Programs team member since 2016

“I had my summer internship at SBP with the Sustainable Programs (SP) team between my Junior and Senior year at Florida Tech.  As a Sustainability Studies major with an engineering concentration, I had an idea of what I wanted from my career, but hadn’t explored many career options.  During my internship I actively participated in project documentation while shadowing SP team members.  I sat in on project design meetings and visited active construction sites, which gave me great insight on what the real world of architecture, engineering, and construction entails.  SBP introduced me to all the green building industry has to offer.  After I graduated college, I could not wait to get back to the District of Columbia area and start my career in this industry at Sustainable Building Partners.”

Trei Green | Commissioning team member since 2017

“I took on a commissioning internship with SBP during the summer of 2016, which extended into my final year at Virginia Tech.  A significant portion of my summer was spent shadowing SBP’s commissioning team members during construction site visits and equipment functional performance testing where I was introduced to the various mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.  As an intern at SBP, I gained valuable experience to real world engineering practices outside of a classroom setting.  At the end of the summer, I had no doubt that I wanted to return as a full-time employee.”

Mike Boggs | Building Performance team member since 2018

“During my time as an intern with SBP, I worked with the Building Performance team to create energy models for new and renovated building projects and was introduced to projects headed by the LEED and Commissioning teams.  I was unfamiliar with energy modeling and sustainability before interning at SBP, but the time spent learning about and working in the energy sustainability field showed me that it was both interesting and rewarding.  During my time as an intern, I developed an interest in green energy and I knew that I wanted to continue working in sustainability with SBP.”