City of Fort Wayne

Intern - Energy Engineering Marketing & Communication

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Job Code: 2024120
Posted On: Monday, 5th February 2024
Category: Seasonal
Department: City Utilities Engineering
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Job Description:


Intern shall work under the direct supervision of the Program Manager – Utility Energy Engineering & Sustainability Services within the City of Fort Wayne Utilities Engineering Departments. The technical areas for which the candidate will provide assistance will include energy engineering and program marketing and promotion including but not limited to day-to-day activities.

The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.


Intern must have ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.

  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills including during presentations, meetings, telephone calls, and emails;
  • Maintain a high energy level and enthusiasm when engaging with the public regarding sustainability programs;
  • Assists with outreach, education, communication, and marketing for resource recovery and sustainability programs;
  • Assists with community events;
  • Assists with development of educational content and marketing materials to communicate information about sustainability programming;
  • Assists with general research, data tracking systems, filing systems;
  • Completes miscellaneous assignments as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Pursuing Marketing, Communication, Environmental Science, or related environmental sustainability degree , with a minimum two years of college completed.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical information, financial reports, and legal documents. Candidate must have:

  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships with engineers, contractors and utility customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small to large group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Candidate must have ability to comprehend and apply basic math.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  


If a City vehicle is used, successful applicants must have either;

  • A valid Indiana Driver’s License, or
  • A valid driver’s license accompanied with a notarized or certified copy of the individual’s driving record from the state/region/country where such license was issued.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb or balance and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions (cold, hot, wet, humid, etc.), , and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.