City of Tacoma WA Intern, Tacoma Power Management in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

Tacoma Power's Power Management, Energy Resource Planning and Evaluation Group is offering an internship opportunity for a college-level student or recent graduate to work in an environment where you can apply your current studies and receive hands-on experience.

The Energy Resource Planning and Evaluation Group is involved in resource planning, energy policy and designing new and innovative programs for our customers. The intern will have an opportunity to work side-by-side with economists, analysts, engineers, business professionals, environmentalists, legal experts, public policy representatives and marketing specialists.

You will be expected to pursue self-directed research on policy and emerging technologies, assist with business case development, conduct and summarize quantitative analysis, work as part of a cross-functional and diverse team and present analytic results in verbal and written communications. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, analytical, driven, and works well with others.

In this role, you will learn firsthand about how the energy industry works. This includes the policy elements of the business. You will learn about technology and how it drives the industry. You will gain exposure to a real business environment and sharpen your communication and collaboration skills.

The hours for this position will be 40 hours per week during summer break and may require working on some evenings and weekends to staff customer outreach events. The ideal candidate will be available to continue working beyond the summer, full time or part-time with a flexible schedule depending on your availability.

City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.


  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited energy resources planning, business, economics, statistics or other graduate or undergraduate program or a recent graduate;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Quantitative acumen;
  • Writing and Communication skills;
  • Problem solving ability;
  • Interest or background in legal matters;
  • Creative;
  • Constructive;
  • Persuasive;
  • Passionate;
  • Motivated. Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter to your online application. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of each opening may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591-5400.

Salary: $12.54 - $16.08 Hourly

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: Power

Job Number: 4602-18F

Closing: 4/30/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400