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Oracle Energy Efficiency Research Intern - Energy and Water in Olympia, Washington

Job Description

We’re looking for an intern to join our Energy Efficiency Research team at Oracle Energy and Water (Opower). You’ll contribute to the rapidly growing field of behavioral energy efficiency and develop a deep understanding of how utilities deliver content to and engage with their customers around the world. This is an ideal internship for a hands-on achiever who is excited to provide energy-saving advice to millions of customers, which leads to measurable energy efficiency results. As an Intern, you’ll research and write content for the Opower’s product solutions. This position will enable you to grow your research skills and give you opportunities to be mentored and work alongside a diverse and experienced team of energy and product development professionals.


What you’ll do:

  • Research and write consumer-facing energy-saving tip content. To change behavior, we need to tell people which behaviors matter most. Our tip library is at the core of our success, where we translate motivation to action. You would be responsible for editing and/or writing those tips to ensure we’re directing attention towards those impactful behaviors. You’ll have the opportunity to write about energy efficiency and renewable energy (e.g. residential solar, electric vehicles, peak management etc.).

  • Research how households use energy and use your findings to develop innovative methods of targeting and prioritizing energy-saving tips. This includes constructing and maintaining data-intensive Excel tools.

  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, designers, and UX researchers and learn about the product development process.

  • Learn about the behavioral science principles we use at Opower to help millions of households save energy, and apply these principles in creating content.

What You’ll Bring (Objective Minimum Qualifications):

To be considered for a Energy Efficiency Research Intern position in the Global Industry Units, you must possess the Objective Minimum Qualifications (OMQs) below. Please ensure that your application clearly indicates that you meet these OMQs, either on your resume and/or by uploading additional documents such as a transcript.

  • Will be enrolled in a Bachelors degree program in environmental science, energy policy or related fields during the 2024-2025 school year.

  • Qualitative research skills, with attention to detail and quality of source material

  • Excited about helping people save energy and an interest in learning about behavioral science

  • Organized and collaborative

  • Looking to develop project management skills

  • Fluent in English with outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Comfortable with (or learning more about) basic HTML and intermediate Excel skills (e.g. functions like =vlookup)

  • Attend a university in the US

  • Authorized to work in the US in 2024


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $18.99 to $53.00 per hour; from $39,500 to $110,240 per annum.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

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When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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