SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2023: Student Research Assistant, Energy Systems – Verschuren Centre, Sydney, NS

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: March 31, 2023

Job Title: Energy Systems – Summer Internship Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Term: 16 weeks (May – August 2023)
Hours per week: 40 (or equivalent)

Salary: Depending on experience ($18-21/hour) Anticipated Start Date: May 2023
Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2023

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is an independent clean technology development and deployment facility. We offer client tailored services to support companies in developing sustainable solutions that meet industry needs.

This Summer Intern will have the opportunity to work with Energy Systems Team at the Verschuren Centre. The Energy Systems mission is to accelerate the development of clean energy technologies by building technical platforms to assist clean tech scale up and to facilitate the deployment of clean energy technologies by providing system level net-zero energy analysis and planning. The work involves both the technical and socio/economic aspects of the energy transition.

The Summer Intern will perform various tasks which include but are not limited to collection and analysis of energy consumption and production data from various sources, data collection from energy monitoring systems, assessment of existing renewable energy system performance, assessment of the technical and economic potential of renewable energy projects, research of various energy related subjects, participation in site visits, community engagement and project implementation.


  • An ideal candidate should be a graduate or enrolled in post-secondary education engineering and/or sustainability, resource management, environmental science, or equivalent program.
  • Must have a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Transportation to office and locations around Cape Breton is a necessary requirement.
  • Experience with electrical, mechanical or thermal systems, solar energy or energy storage is an


  • Interest or experience with the interaction of technology and society.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public; use discretion and maintain

    confidentiality as well as perform other duties as required.

All interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume to Please reference the job title in which you are applying for in your cover letter and email subject.