Supporting our industry’s future workforce

As part of the association’s ongoing workforce development initiatives, NCBPA coordinates internship opportunities for students and industry professionals with member companies.  The association offers internships throughout the year to support its own work with member companies.

Companies: Host an Intern

Member companies: send a description of your internship to us at Info@BuildingNC.org to be posted here and on our Job Board.  We’ll help you outline the internship information and advertise it to community colleges, universities and job programs across the state.

Students and Professionals: Apply for an Internship

Interested students and professionals: send your resume and a description of what type of internship you’re looking for to Info@BuildingNC.org.  Include your desired location, available dates for your term and any other pertinent details that may help find a match.  We’ll post your information on our Job Seekers page and advertise it to industry companies across the state.  Find internships with our member companies by checking our Job Board!

Internships with NCBPA in Summer and Fall of 2020

NCBPA is seeking interns for the summer and fall of 2020 to support our work in three key areas of our Strategic Plan: workforce development, policy and our technical work in codes, standards and certifications.  Read more about these positions below.  Click here for more information on these internships.

If interested, send your resume, cover letter, available dates and a description of which internship you’re most interested in to Info@BuildingNC.org.  

Workforce Development Intern

NCBPA seeks an intern for the summer and fall (each) of 2020 to complete a variety of projects in support of the association’s workforce development activities.  As many students seeking jobs and careers in our industry are all too familiar with, the state and national resources to help them understand what job and career opportunities are available, and how to achieve them, are few and far between.  Since 2018, NCBPA has been working hard to prioritize needs and collect resources that can be used to build the information needed to educate students, their families, faculty members and existing industry professionals about entry-level job opportunities and lasting careers in the building performance industry, with a strong focus on North Carolina, of course.  The intern will be tasked with developing online and print resources that aid our industry in communicating the job and career opportunities available to students in North Carolina.  Educational experience with building science, sustainability, green building and/or high performance construction is required.  Prior work experience performing light graphic design, website building, social media management and general communications is desired.  Visit our website for more information on NCBPA’s workforce development initiatives.

Policy Intern

NCBPA seeks an intern for the fall of 2020 to support the association’s policy work related to industry advocacy, lobbying and regulatory activities.  The intern will be tasked with researching policies that impact North Carolina’s energy efficiency, green building and high performance construction markets.  The intern will create recommendations for policy action needed – included language to be used in actual bill drafting – that will be used by the association to advance our policy initiatives in 2020 and beyond.  Educational experience with building science, sustainability, green building and/or high performance construction is required.  Prior work experience performing policy research is desired.  Visit our website for more information on NCBPA’s policy initiatives.

Technical Intern

NCBPA seeks an intern for the summer and fall of 2020 (each) to support the association’s technical work related to improving our state’s codes, standards and use of certifications related to energy efficiency, green building and high performance construction.  The intern will assess technical standards, needs and market barriers within the industry by surveying members and performing research on other states and markets.  Certification programs to research include LEED, Passive House, Zero Energy Ready Home, Fortified, ENERGY STAR and many others.  A significant focus of this internship will be developing resources that help create North Carolina’s roadmap for achieving zero net energy ready standards in our minimum residential and commercial building code by 2042.  Educational experience with building science, sustainability, green building and/or high performance construction is required.  Prior work experience performing technical research in construction or clean energy is desired.  Visit our website for more information on NCBPA’s codes, standards and certifications initiatives.

Past NCBPA Interns

NCBPA would like to recognize these former interns for their great work with us!