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Public Policy and Research Intern (Job ID 769656)

  • Internship
  • Westminster, CO
  • TBD USD / Year
  • U.S. Engineering profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

U.S. Engineering

Established in 1893, U.S. Engineering has grown to be one of the nation’s top design-build mechanical contractors. Our success is centered on our commitment to providing the highest performing buildings while reducing total cost of facility ownership for building owners. The USE family of companies offers full-service, award-winning plumbing, piping, HVAC, and sheet metal construction, service and maintenance.

This internship is a part-time position from January through May 2023. As an intern you’ll receive an exciting opportunity to acquire relevant work experience and work alongside our best and brightest. You will be paid competitively and get to network with our top leaders.


The public policy intern will spend their time researching and compiling a summary of the upcoming legislative issues- city, county and state- that could affect the work of U.S. Engineering. Specifically, they will research workforce and labor issues as well as sustainability and building legislation. The intern will also research and potentially set up meetings with coalitions that are focused on the above legislative initiatives.

This position will report to the Vice President of Strategy, Whitney Bell-Haggard ( . This is a hybrid role, with on-site work done out of either our Westminster, CO office or Kansas City, MO office. This position is a temporary, part-time position, and the right candidate will be able to work 16-20 hours a week, beginning in January 2023.

Principal Duties And Accountabilities

  • Conduct research on and analyze current public policies
  • Write policy memos and produce other work upon request of the Vice President of Strategy.
  • Assist in drafting policies and developing policy recommendations.
  • Attend and represent U.S. Engineering at meetings, policy briefings, and stakeholder events.
  • Support federal, state, and local opportunities for U.S. Engineering to provide comments on policies and proposed policies.


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, government, environment, planning, research, or related fields

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with coworkers and partners and achieve results
  • An ability to work independently and lead efforts while serving as part of a national team
  • Cultural competency and strong interpersonal skills for interacting with colleagues, clients and program partners of all demographic and professional levels.
  • A track record for open and effective internal and external communication; be able to effectively engage diverse audiences and stakeholders verbally and in writing.
  • Possess strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit.
  • Good judgment and excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Familiarity working with energy efficiency, affordable housing, weatherization, or related entities.
  • The capacity to pay close attention to detail while juggling multiple tasks
  • Willingness to travel for trainings and meetings.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical and/or Travel demands:

  • Willingness to travel for trainings and meetings.
  • This is a hybrid role, with on-site work done out of either our Westminster, CO office or Kansas City, MO office.
  • Frequent use of computer, including keyboard, viewing monitor for extended periods of time, physically moving throughout the office.
  • Occasional day trips between construction job sites, offices, and manufacturing facilities.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefits eligible position, and is classified as non-exempt. We pay our interns because we value your time and want to support your financial stability as you begin to explore your options in this industry. The hourly rate for this position has been established at $18/hour and is U.S. Engineering’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of the posting. The compensation offered to the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.

U.S. Engineering is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and shall provide equal employment opportunities to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

U.S. Engineering is compliant with the Drug Free Workplace Act, and all offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified. U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed. The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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