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Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC

Graphic Designer

Development Coordinator

Assistant Manager of Standards-Codes


Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC

Opportunity for Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher Built Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and HVACR Technologies – Washington, DC

ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Department, which is located in Washington, DC, is seeking a part-time intern to assist with research in policy and legislative development pertaining to the built environment, energy, sustainability, and heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technologies (HVAC&R).

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification, and continuing education,  ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today, and collaborates with many organizations throughout the HVAC&R industry. Additionally, the Society focuses on public safety and health concerns and provides guidance for a safe environment during extraordinary events.

ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Office supports ASHRAE members by working to establish ASHRAE as the leading source for expertise in the built environment and a resource for policy-makers in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the public, the HVAC&R community, and the engineering profession.

This paid internship will support the Government Affairs staff through a wide variety of responsibilities, including researching policy and legislation of concern to ASHRAE, which would include environmental, economic, and health research, industry and societal data, and grant programs. The intern is also expected to be able to review and analyze research and information and summarize it for use by the Government Affairs Department, leadership staff at Headquarters, volunteer members on the Government Affairs Committee, and/or the ASHRAE Board of Directors. Each of these audiences will require a different level of detail and presentation style. In addition, written products may include draft testimony, letters, presentations, flyers for government officials, and web content.

The intern may also be invited to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill, with government agencies, stakeholder coalitions, and organizations aligned with the mission of ASHRAE. The intern may also be asked to perform other duties, including administrative tasks and clerical duties, as requested, required, and appropriate.

The intern will report to the Director of Government Affairs, and will have a workspace in the Washington, DC office. The time commitment expected would be about 10 hours per week.

The best candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly access, analyze and summarize information from research studies, legislative databases, and other sources.
  • A positive can-do attitude; self-motivated and responsive.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A familiarity with technology-related concepts and with public policy issues of interest to ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge of government, particularly federal agencies, procedures and personnel.
  • A proven record of communicating complex information in understandable terms.
  • Current undergraduate or graduate study in a public-policy, economics, business, government or engineering field.

Our non-smoking office is centrally located at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite #825, Washington, DC 20037. We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé and a cover letter to Attn: DC INTERN at hr@ashrae.org. No calls please. EOE


Graphic Designer

ASHRAE, an international nonprofit engineering society, has an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to conceptualize and implement designs that can be used in both print and online media following ASHRAE’s established brand guidelines. An enthusiastic team player with a positive attitude that has the ability to multi-task and work with various departments throughout the organization will excel in this position.  Must be creative in nature and have the ability to “think outside of the box” and execute/design, while at the same time able to know when the established design is most appropriate.

Additionally, this person must have:

  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud / Suite software, especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. 
  • Ability to produce both print and online designs for seamless branding of cross-media promotions

A college degree is required, prefer a minimum of 3-5 years professional work experience (samples may be requested). Experience working for nonprofit associations is a plus.

ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a very generous match, along with an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and fun workplace staff activities.  Our non-smoking office is located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills inside the perimeter.

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with your salary requirements to Attn: Graphic Designer to hr@ashrae.org.  No calls please. ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Development Coordinator:

ASHRAE, an international nonprofit engineering society, has an immediate opening for a Development Coordinator to assist the Chief Development Officer and the Development staff in the planning and implementation of all development activities, including those related to the Development Committee, ASHRAE Foundation, RP Campaign, Life Members Club, College of Fellows and any special campaigns or other efforts.  Previous nonprofit experience is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and respond to general inquiries from internal and external constituents. 
  • Maintain filing systems for both electronic and hard copy documentation.
  • Keep constituent records up to date in NetForum (contact/donor management system).
  • Assist in preparing/shipping documents and other materials for the Society’s semi-annual meetings.
  • Manage and prepare financial reports (e.g., prepare reimbursements, manage and track American Express expenses, prepare monthly budget reports, etc.)
  • Electronically update the ASHRAE Wall of Honor, as needed throughout the year.
  • Assist with Development Committee assignments and serve on internal committees as needed or requested.
  • Serve as a resource for keeping the Development Committee MOP and ROB up to date.
  • Gather, compile, and analyze data and create reports to support the department’s activities.
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence, lists, meeting agendas, and other documents.
  • Research information and draft documents related to donors, prospects, programs, funding opportunities, etc.
  • Gather information for and create presentations.
  • Assist in planning trips to visit volunteers, donors and prospects; prepare informational packets, set appointments and make travel arrangements.
  • Ensure contact reports are added to constituent records in contact management database.
  • Participate in planning events and projects and attend meetings and take minutes as needed.
  • Schedule meetings and conference calls.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge necessary to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Execute special projects and other work, as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years of administrative office experience.
  • Minimum of Associate-level college degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred).
  • Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as organizational and research skills.
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and complete multiple projects simultaneously under deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters appropriately.
  • Ability to take direction and receive work assignments from supervisor.

ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%.  We have an outstanding 401k plan with a very generous match, along with an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and fun workplace staff activities.  Our non-smoking office is located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills inside the perimeter. 

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with your salary requirements to Attn: Development Coordinator to hr@ashrae.org.    No calls please.   ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant Manager of Standards-Codes:

ASHRAE seeks an Assistant Manager of Standards-Codes with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or similar technical degree with 3 to 5 years experience. This position will participate in the development of building codes and standards and manage the processing and development of new and existing ASHRAE standards.

A day in the life typically includes:

  • Processing and development of consensus based standards
  • Working directly with technical experts in the fields of building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability
  • Guiding individuals regarding ASHRAEs processes
  • Technical writing and development of code change proposals
  • Effective communication skills
  • Collaboration with ASHRAE’s standards team
  • Diplomatic process oriented problem solving
  • Coordination with other National Standards Development Organizations

Individuals with experience or knowledge in the development of consensus based standards and codes are desired.  This position requires domestic travel approximately three to four times per year.

Why Should You Apply?
In return for your skills, you will receive great work hours, a competitive salary, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer health, dental, vision, and disability insurance.  We have an outstanding 401k plan, along with an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and fun workplace staff activities.  Our non-smoking office is centrally located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills inside the perimeter. 

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with salary requirements to Attn: CODES at hr@ashrae.orgNo calls please. EOE

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